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Current situation and provision at Pendle Primary School


Since 23 March, in line with the scientific advice,  schools  have remained open only to a priority group of children and young people, those having a parent who is a critical worker and vulnerable children.


From the week commencing 1 June,  primary schools were asked to welcome back all children in  reception, year 1 and year 6, alongside children of critical workers and vulnerable children. 

However , to  ensure we offer a safer environment we are limited to the additional children we can accommodate.


Following government guidance , we decided we are able to reopen for children of critical workers, vulnerable children and Reception children but not the children in Years 1 and 6.


Since this decision , the Director of Public Health advised schools that it was not yet safe in Lancashire to reopen to more children from Monday 1 June. Until this decision changes , we can  only open to vulnerable children and those of critical workers. Parents of Reception children will be kept informed of any changes to the decision from Public Health and when school may be able to reopen to them.


Important information

You can help to slow the spread of Coronavirus!

  • Make sure you and your children follow these general principles to prevent spreading any respiratory virus:
  • Wash your hands often – with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or an alcohol-based sanitiser if soap and water aren’t available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • If you feel unwell, stay at home and don’t attend work or school.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in a bin.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces in the home.
  • If you’re worried about your symptoms, please call NHS 111 – don’t go directly to your GP or other healthcare environment.


Please click here to access a NHS video

The video shows the most effective way of washing your hands


Resources to explain Coronavirus to children.

Department for Education Coronavirus helpline - this helpline has been set up to answer questions about the virus related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline.

Guidance on supporting children and young people's mental health and wellbeing
Useful helplines
Please refer to your child's class page for access to Home Learning information and resources.