20th March, 2020
Dear parent/ guardian of children at Kingsley Primary School,
As you are aware, the government recently announced that schools will close for most children at the end of the school day today (20.3.20). The most recent scientific advice on how to further limit the spread of COVID-19 is clear. If children can stay safely at home (with a parent or responsible adult), they should, to limit the chance of the virus spreading.
That is why the government has asked parents to keep their children at home, wherever possible, and asked schools to remain open only for those children who ABSOLUTELY NEED TO ATTEND. It is important to underline that the fewer children making the journey to school, and the fewer children in educational settings, the lower the risk that the virus can spread and infect vulnerable individuals in wider society.
Kingsley (along with all other schools), therefore, is being asked to continue to provide care for a limited number of children - children who are vulnerable and children whose parents are critical to the Covid-19 response and cannot be safely cared for at home. For official guidance on which children this includes (and a list of key principles), you must read the ‘Guidance for schools, colleges and local authorities on maintaining educational provision’ document (find a link on our website and school app).
Note: children who are identified as vulnerable have already been contacted separately by school. If this is you, please also complete the relevant sections on the questionnaire.
If the above applies to one or more parents/carers, could you please complete the questionnaire below and return it to school as soon as possible or before 5pm today (20.3.20). You can print the form and return it to the school office or complete the form electronically and email it to
Paper copies of the form are available to pick up.
Please follow the link below to access the Parent's Questionnaire and Government Guidance document