Mortimer Primary School
Excellence for all
COVID19 Update – 1.11.21
Dear parents/carers,

Important Update Regarding COVID19

As a school, we have worked tirelessly to return our school back to a normal way of working for all pupils, however this is not the information we wish to be sharing on the first day back.

Unfortunately, the borough has seen an increase in infections and school age children have been the main contributory factor to the rate of COVID19 in recent weeks.

The local authority and public health has recommended several temporary measures for schools to reduce transmission of COVID19.

We therefore need to make you aware of the following:

Face coverings – from tomorrow, staff will be asked to wear face coverings when moving around school. We also ask parents/carers to wear a face covering when dropping off or collecting children, also if you need to speak to the office or any staff member.

Hygiene – we will again focus attention on handwashing throughout the day and at key points.

Further changes to our school day, may be necessary, following a meeting with the local authority tomorrow. Any changes will be reviewed in two weeks’ time. We will update you ASAP.

Current Impact

We have a packed schedule planned as we head towards Christmas. Some events may need to be changed, rearranged or cancelled. Many changes will be out of our hands, but where possible, and if safe, we will continue to provide our enhanced curriculum activities. We will update you as soon as possible.

2/11/21 (Tuesdays) – After School Choir with Miss Middleton – CANCELLED until further notice

3/11/21 – House Captain’s Climate Change Film Visit – CANCELLED no alternative date given

4/11/21 – Y5/6 Cross Country – CANCELLED no alternative date given

Due to the current situation, we will not be introducing any additional school clubs at this time. We will review this as and when we are able.


Phone: 0191 455 4504
Email: [email protected]