Welcome to our school
Welcome to Lydgate Junior School.
We aim to ensure that all children receive a high quality, enjoyable and exciting education.
We feel that our school is a true reflection of the community we serve. Lydgate children are well motivated and come from a range of social and cultural backgrounds. Within the school community we appreciate the richness of experience that the children bring to school. This enhances the learning experiences of everyone and it also gives all pupils the opportunity to develop respect and tolerance for each other by working and playing together. We want your child's time at Lydgate to be memorable for the right reasons - that is, a happy, fulfilling and successful period of his/her childhood.
As I am sure you already know all schools in the UK closed on Friday 20 March until further notice. Not one person thinks that this, absolutely necessary step, is going to be easy to accommodate for any family but it is one we undoubtedly have to make.
For next week, Monday 23rd March to Friday 27th March, we will be open for the children of identified key workers, along with limited categories of vulnerable children, only. These parents have been contacted separately.
As you will probably by now have seen, the government has announced that schools, colleges and early years settings will be closed to everyone except children of key workers and vulnerable children from Monday 23 March, as part of the country’s ongoing response to coronavirus.
Examples of these key workers include NHS staff, police and delivery drivers who need to be able to go to work. The definitions are not finalised and we are waiting for guidance from the government.
We have emailed all our parents an online form to complete, (by 12.00 noon on Friday 20 March), which will provide school and the local authority with information to assess the provision needed.
Staff are working on how we will provide parents with the necessary resources to support their children during their period at home. Further information will follow.
Thank you for your support. Keep safe.