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Dear Parents

We were delighted to hear the announcement on Monday that all children will be able to return to school on Monday 8th March. We are excited and ready for their return!

We are really looking forward to seeing all our children once again and I would like to reassure you that the safety and well-being of our school community continues to be our priority. We will continue to review the arrangements we have implemented at this stage and update you with any changes as and when we make them. I understand some of you may have concerns about your children returning to school – please do contact us so we can work with you to support this transition.

Pick-up and Drop-Off Times will remain the same as in the Autumn Term:

Our staggered drop off and collection times will continue as in the Autumn term, in order to ensure everyone’s safety during these busy times. We kindly request that all adults, both inside and outside the gate continue to wear masks at drop off and collection to help keep everyone safe


Entrance Timings

Exit Timings

Collection Area





Outside Gate

Y6 and Reception





Y6 – Outside Gate

Reception - Inside

Y5 and Y1





Y5 – Outside

Y1 - Inside

Y4 and Y2





Y4 – Outside

Y2- Inside







If you have children in more than one class, please collect at the later time.

School Uniform

• All children to return in school uniform please. If you have any difficulties with this, please contact the office.

• Children can wear their PE kits to school on PE days – your child’s class teacher will confirm what day PE is on the timetable

• Fit Friday will continue - children should wear their full PE tracksuit please


• Children will return to a full class bubble, like the Autumn Term

• Each classroom will have their own set of resources for children to use.

• Please encourage your child to not bring any unnecessary things from home. Children must have their own water bottle, coat, lunch box if necessary and book bag/small bag.

• Each class has their own designated playground space and equipment which will be regularly cleaned.

• Breaks and lunchtimes will be staggered

• Children can bring a packed lunch or order a school meal as usual

•If a child is taken ill at school, we will take them to a separate space and you will be asked to collect your child from school and book a Covid-19 test. If the test returns negative and your child is feeling well, they may return to school. Please let the school know as soon as the result is received. If the test is positive, we will be following the latest Government guidance.

If your child is unwell

Please do not send your child to school if they have any of the Covid 19 Symptoms:

  • A high temperature
  • A new continuous cough
  • A loss of or change to their taste or smell.

Please arrange a Covid test immediately – if a positive result is received the whole household must isolate for 10 days.

If a member of your household has any of these symptoms, everyone will need to isolate until a test returns as negative.

Thank you for your continued support of our school over the last few months and we look forward to seeing you all soon. Hopefully we will continue to see more easing of restrictions as we move towards the Summer.

With our love and prayers to you all

Any questions or concerns please do contact us via email office@stjosephs.w-berks.sch.uk

Mrs Bosher



''There is a strong sense of welcome from the moment you step over the threshold and very good relationships exist between all members of the community'' S48 Validation Report May 2016

''The children in the school demonstrate outstanding respect, behaviour and Christian attitudes in their relationships, with a clear sense of right and wrong'' S48 Validation Report May 2016

''strong determined and decisive leadership which has improved the quality of teaching and pupils progress'' Our staff  are proud to work at St Joseph's and value the positive improvements which have been made'' Ofsted March 2018

'St Joseph's Catholic Primary School is a school that works hard to 'follow Jesus, recognise the Holy Spirit and nurture gifts'.The mission statement is well known and all the community do their very best to live it out on a daily basis.'' S48 Validation Report May 2016

''pupils enjoy coming to school and feel safe'' Ofsted March 2018