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January reopening update: Friday, 1st January 2020

*All guidance subject to change by the Department for Education*

Dear Parent/Carer,

I am writing once again with an update on the ever-changing guidance that comes out of the Department for Education.  Here is the current state of play for January reopening.  In the event anything changes, this will be communicated to you promptly.  

I am all too aware of the level of frustration and worry that you will naturally be feeling as parents/carers; I hope the following is clear for you.  

Returning to school

Thursday 7th January and Friday 8th January: the only children who should attend school are those of key workers, or classed as vulnerable, or Year 11 taking their GCSE Music examination on the morning of the 7th. Once the year 11 Music exam has been completed, those year 11s will return home.

Essentially if your child was invited to attend St Anne's during lockdown from March to July 2020, they are welcome on those two days.  If your child was in year 6 during lockdown and attended school as a key worker child or was classed as vulnerable, then they should also attend school on those days.  

If you intend to send them in on those days, please email to let us know so that we can plan accordingly.

Monday 11th January to Friday 15th January: those who attended on 7th and 8th, plus the whole of year 11.

Monday 18th January onwards: all students to attend school.  This is subject to alteration from the Department for Education.  

Students should attend school in school uniform.

Remote Learning

Mrs Critchlow, Senior Deputy Headteacher has updated the remote learning guidance section on the school website.  Full arrangements for how your child will access remote learning for the next few weeks can be found at this link; please scroll down to the section marked "Remote Learning Strategy January 2021".  Queries can be sent to

We will review our approach to remote learning as the guidance changes from the Department of Education.  

In-school testing

We wil begin preparations for our approach to in-school testing next week.  I would like to reassure parents/carers that testing is your choice and is not compulsory.  We will contact you with consent forms  when we are in a better position to implement plans put forward by the Department for Education.

Yours in Christ

Dan Wright