Message from Mrs Cowan

Dear parents/carers,

 Welcome to our very first ‘remote’ summer term.

We’ve all had to adapt to new ways of working, so I wanted to take the opportunity to say what a fantastic job you’re doing supporting your child’s wellbeing and learning during this time. I know when the staff have contacted you and your children that they have been amazed by the range of activities that have taken place. I certainly know that by the end of this situation we will have children with a huge range of new skills including cooking, sewing and wood work!

It’s definitely been an unusual and challenging time but please know we are here for you. Remember, if you have any concerns about helping your child learn or you need any other support from the school, please let us know by contacting your class teacher or the school office on

We miss the children very much, but we must follow the government’s guidance to keep everyone in our community safe.  However we would like to share some messages from the staff to the children. This week it is the turn of the Infant staff and next week the Junior staff. Please see the Infant Powerpoint on the school website

We are all looking forward to being together again although we can’t say yet when we’ll be able to open the school fully. However we are a strong community and we will get through this together.

Best Wishes

Andreya Cowan

I would like to share the following message from Dr Dan Magnus, Bristol Royal Hospital for Children 

​Everyone is doing their bit to help beat Coronavirus. Do your bit by going to the right place for medical care. ​

​It is important for parents and families to understand that our local emergency departments are still open for anyone who needs it. If you think your child has a very serious or life-threatening condition you must go to A&E or call 999.  ​

​If your child has a minor injury, please go to your nearest Minor Injuries Units at• South Bristol Community Hospital, Hengrove

• North Somerset Community Hospital, Clevedon

• West Gate Centre, Yate

If your child has a minor illness, please contact your GP practice. For 24/7 advice please go to

​Do your bit for the NHS.  ​

​Thank you. ​

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