I have come to the difficult decision not to go ahead with this year's Christmas Fayre as planned. Our current levels of infections are extremely low; whereas in the past I may have implemented measures in order to stem rising infections, on this occasion I am doing this to keep infections low and protect our staff, children & community.
The Christmas Raffle will now be drawn during the school hours on Friday 10th December. A live link will be shared closer to the time for anyone wanting to watch it live; the raffle will be drawn with a live audience too. Ticket sales are extended until Tuesday 7th December (via ParentPay - no cash sales please) with ticket numbers being sent out on Wednesday 8th December. Winners will be notified by email no later than Sunday 12th December.
We will be re-organising the children's stalls and will let you know shortly what the plan will be for this. Please don't donate cakes now for the Christmas Fayre... unless you want staff to have them! Our children continue to rehearse their Christmas performances; I will keep you updated on any decisions that may affect the attendance of this. The children's Christmas Disco is still going ahead as planned; we will notify parents/carers about drop
off/pick up procedures closer to the time.
As research into this new variant continues, we will keep a daily eye on the data and take decisions accordingly. As anything changes, and as DfE guidance continues to be updated, I will write to you as soon as possible as I have throughout this pandemic.