The Claypole Church of England Primary School

Believe And Achieve: To Be The Best That We Can Be

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The Claypole Church of England Primary School

Believe And Achieve: To Be The Best That We Can Be

School Closure Update

Good afternoon,


Firstly we would all like to express our sincere thanks to all those who have extended their thanks and best wishes towards our staff. Your kind words and positive thoughts have meant a lot to us all here.


I am still waiting for clarification and updates regarding what constitutes a 'key worker.' As soon as we are told, I will let our community know so that plans can be made. We remain open for Friday.


A reminder, as a result of this announcement I am writing to ask you, where possible, to ensure that you keep your children at home. Yesterday’s announcement are strict instructions from the Government, not soft advice… to protect and safeguard everyone.


However, if you fall in the ‘key worker’ bracket (soon to be clarified from Government) and know that you will need to send your child to school and will need to access our service from next Monday, please contact us as soon as possible so that we can plan to staff this provision. Please give us as much notice as possible in order for us to do this as the size of the task is significant in such unprecedented conditions.


Please note, we will be unable to staff this skeleton service for any parents not in these specific groups as identified today by the Government. In addition, if we do not hear from you, we will assume you may not require this service and will plan accordingly.


At this time, I am still unable to elaborate until further announcements are made but, rest assured, we will all be ‘going into bat’ for all of our young people, regardless of the challenges faced.


I realise that these are acute and extreme conditions under which we are now operating. Equally, I am conscious that it is very difficult to please everyone. I ask that you bear with us as we listen, understand and try to process what is now required of us in a tight turnaround.


We all remain fully committed to serving our community in the best way we can. I will remain in touch for as long as is practicable in the circumstances as we navigate new territory.

With very best wishes – stay safe.

Martyn Wells

  • The Claypole Church of England Primary School, School
  • Lane, Claypole, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG23 5BQ
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