Cardwell Primary School

Cardwell Primary School

Mutual respect, resilience, responsibility, tolerance and perseverance

Learning for life


Welcome back to all pupils. We will be focusing on reconnecting as a community, re-establishing our resilience to learning and our excellent ethic of behaviour for learning.

Further to the end of term letter 14.7.20, please see further information regarding the full re-opening of Cardwell Primary School from Thursday 3rd September 2020.  This is in line with the latest government guidance. 

Staggered start and finish times will be in place we ask that – where possible – just one adult drops off and collects children, and these times are adhered to in order to reduce congestion at and around the school’s entrances.  Unfortunately, parents and carers will not be able to come onto school premises at present without an invitation. Any meetings will be held virtually as much as possible.  


School Meals

 For the first half term on our return to school, all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 and those entitled to a free school meal in Years 3 - 6 will be provided with a school-made packed lunch (sandwich, fruit, biscuit or a slice of cake). 

For all those in Years 3 - 6 who pay for their school lunch it will cost £2.60 per day, which is £13.00 per week. Therefore from Thursday 3rd September to Friday 23rd October 2020 it will cost £96.20 in total. Please pay half-termly in advance via SIMS Pay.


Therefore, every child will need to have a School Lunch Order Form completed with their choices.

(These choices will remain in place until we return to the normal menu.)
If we do not receive a form for your child, we will assume that you will be providing them with a home made packed lunch. 

For assistance with using SIMS Pay, please speak to the office staff. 


Walking Home Alone Agreement Year 5 & 6

Walking Home Alone Form

Permission and arrangements for children leaving the school ‘home alone’ at the end of the day must be confirmed in writing or by completing this survey by the parent/carer, the child resides with.

It is school policy that only children in year 5 and year 6 are allowed to walk home on their own, provided that the school and family have no concerns about the child’s ability to keep themselves safe and that the school receives permission in writing from the parent/carer.

Parents should ensure that their child understands road safety, is aware of stranger danger and clearly understands what action to take in case of an emergency. It is advised that children of primary age walking home alone go straight to an agreed residence and do not go home to an unsupervised dwelling.

As part of our continual assessment of our safeguarding procedures we would like to ensure that we have an up to date register of all children who have permission to walk home alone. This is part of the school’s policies for safeguarding children to ensure that they depart safely at the end of the school day.

The school reserves the right to refuse permission for a child to walk home alone depending on the distance and concerns the school may have at that time.


 Response to any Infection 

Parents/Carers and staff will be expected to engage in the track and trace process if required to do so. If a child develops any of the symptoms related to COVID their parent/carers will be contacted immediately and they will be isolated with a member of staff. Parents/Carers will be expected to collect their child asap, book a test and follow the ’stay at home’ regulations. As a school, we will keep contact with the symptomatic family and provide appropriate support. 

For further information regarding systems for prevention and response to infection at school please see the school website.


COVID-19 Advice

  It is vitally important to keep our community safe, if your child or anyone in your household has symptoms, your whole household must isolate for 14 days (10 days for the person who has the symptoms first) or unless the person with the symptoms has a negative test result.  All members of a household are advised to self-isolate if anyone living with them has a new continuous cough, a high temperature and a loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste.  

Cardwell Primary School Risk Assessment:

Risk Assessment COVID-19

Further information from the government can be found by clicking below: 

COVID-19: guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection

You do not need to call NHS 111 to go into self-isolation. If your symptoms worsen during home isolation or are no better after 14 days, contact NHS 111 online. If you have no internet access, call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999. 


Thank you for your continued support.


     Mrs Lazell                                                Mr Dunbabin

Executive Headteacher                                    Head of School