School Closure

EJS 2015 (55a)The school follows Wokingham Borough Council’s protocol for full, partial or early closure of schools – revised January 2010.

In the event of 50% or more of the teachers indicating their inability to arrive at school, then it will be impossible to ensure Health and Safety of the children and it will be necessary to close the school. This is a decision which will be made by the Head Teacher in consultation with the Chair of Governors. If the Head Teacher is unavailable, the decision will be made by the Deputy Head Teacher in consultation with the Chair of Governors.

Parents may also be advised that in the event of the weather turning worse during the school day, they will be able to come to school and collect their children early. In such circumstances, individual parents or emergency contacts may also be approached to collect children. All children must be signed out and collected from the reception area of the school.

Sufficient staff will remain in school until all children have been collected.

Communicating School Closure

Once a decision has been made to close the school, the Head teacher should inform the following radio stations at the earliest possible opportunity, using the prescribed code words. Parents have been advised to listen to these radio stations if they have any concerns over the possible closure of the school. A text message will also be sent by to parents, informing them of the closure and the Learning Platform will be updated.

BBC Radio Berks: 0118 946 4200

Heart: 0118 928 8800

Reading: 107 0118 945 0808

Important message

School Information

(Updated 7 May 2021)

Dear Parents/Carers,

We’re nearly a month into the term and so far our Covid-19 controls have been successful. Please remember to follow the Covid guidance we have sent out previously and hopefully we will continue to be transmission free.

Thank you for your continued support of the school.

If your child displays any symptoms of corona virus please arrange a PCR test.

Lateral Flow Tests can be for non-symptomatic testing can be ordered here

You can only use this service if:

  • you do not have coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms
  • you’re 11 or older (these test are not for primary aged children but can be used by family members to check for non-symptomatic cases)
  • you have not been told to self-isolate

Summer Term Dates

12th May – Year 6 residential information meeting (details sent directly to parents & carers)

21st May – Parent Forum Meeting (contact your class reps with any issues)

31st May 2021 – Spring Bank Holiday (school closed)

1st – 4th June 2021 – Half term (school closed)

7th June 2021 – INSET Day (school closed to children)

8th June 2021 – back to school

14th – 18th June 2021 – Y6 Residential (if allowed by government)

23rd June 2021 – Transition Day

Saturday 3rd July 2021 – PTA Summer BBQ – 12pm to 3pm – save the date!

15th July 2021 – Sports Day (TBC)

16th July 2021 – End of Year Reports out

19th July 2021 – Optional Report Consultation Meetings

21st July 2021 – Last Day of Academic Year

Thanks – The EJS Team