This page features important information about our reopening. We are having to do a number of things very differently as a result of Covid-19 and our priority is to keep our children, staff and wider community safe. This may cause some short term inconvenience to parents and we really appreciate your patience as we look to do the best that we can for you and your children.
Information on this page may be updated at short notice, please check here for the latest information.
School reopens on Monday 7th September
Please see arrival times and site entry points for all year groups below.
Pupil Arrival Times and Site Entry Points
PARENTS ARE NOT PERMITTED ON SITE WHEN DROPPING OFF THEIR CHILDREN. PLEASE SHOW YOUR CHILDREN TO THEIR ENTRY POINT.
ALL CHILDREN WILL BE RELEASED FROM THEIR CLASSROOMS ON TO THE SCHOOL PLAYGROUND.
TO COLLECT YOUR CHILDREN, PLEASE ENTER THE PLAYGROUND VIA THE PLAYGROUND GATE ON BELMONT STREET AND EXIT VIA THE MOSAIC LANE PLAYGROUND GATE. THIS IS A STRICT ONE WAY SYSTEM.
RECEPTION PARENTS will be allowed on to the playground to drop their children closer to their classrooms. Please stay behind the barrier at all times and our staff will be ready to collect your children from you.
Access to the School Office
Parents are not permitted on site to make enquiries in person. If you have a question for the office team, please call the school office. If you need to speak with someone in person, the office staff will book an appointment for you to do so.
If you do have appointment which permits you to access a school building, you will be required to wear a mask.
We will look to deal with as many enquiries via telephone as possible - this is to keep everyone safe and reduce the risk of a Covid-19 outbreak.
Thank you for your cooperation.
SCHOOL OFFICE PHONE NUMBER: 02392 341 133
Dinner Money Payments
All Dinner Money payments must now be made online. If you have not registered on our online system, please call the school office who will send you your access code via email along with instructions.
Our system allows parents to choose meals for their children and pay in advance. It is a far better option for parents and no cash will be taken for dinner money at the school office. As mentioned above, the school office is closed to all parents unless they have a pre-arranged appointment.
Please note that as of Tuesday 15th September, the price for a school dinner will rise from £2.10 to £2.15
If your child is bringing a packed lunched to school - please ensure that it is in a single plastic washable container. No fabric lunchboxes will be allowed on the school site.
Ordering School Uniform
Please visit our designated school uniform page - www.cottagegrove.co.uk/uniform - where you can find more information about how to pre-order school uniform for your children. Please read the information on that page carefully as it contains vital information about how we are looking to administer school uniform as a result of Covid-19.
Parents of pupils from all year groups can pre-order uniform. However, we will be priortising our Reception children when processing orders.
PLEASE DO NOT VISIT THE SCHOOL SITE TO COLLECT YOUR UNIFORM ORDER UNTIL YOU HAVE BEEN CONTACTED VIA EMAIL TO ADVISE YOU THAT THE ORDER IS READY FOR COLLECTION.
We would appreciate your patience as we look to adapt to these difficult times. We would have liked to have all uniform orders processed before the start of term, however that is unlikely to be possible. If your child is without uniform while you wait for your order to be processed, please send them to school in suitable clothing for the time being.
PE days for pupils
Pupils are required to wear their PE to school on their PE days. They should not wear their school uniform. Pupils will stay in their PE kit for the whole day. This is to ensure that pupils do not change clothes during the school day and is a measure put in place to limit the spread of Covid-19. Thank you for your cooperation.
- 1J - Tuesday and Wednesday
- 1S - Monday and Wednesday
- 2B - Tuesday and Friday
- 2R - Tuesday and Friday
- 3F - Monday and Wednesday
- 3W - Monday and Wednesday
- 4G - Tuesday and Wednesday
- 4W - Tuesday and Thursday
- 5B - Tuesday and Thursday
- 5K - Tuesday and Thursday
- YEAR 6 - Wednesday and Friday
Reception - New Starters
If your child is starting school with us in Reception, please visit our dedicated page for new starters - www.cottagegrove.co.uk/newstarter - here you will find lots of information that will help you inform your child of what school is going to be like.
You will shortly be contacted to take part in some virtual new starter sessions, lead by our Early Years staff, that are going to take place during the week commencing Monday 7th September. Reception pupils will not be starting school with the rest of our pupils on Monday the 7th September and you will be provided on more information about arrival times and locations during your virtual sessions.
Nursery Reopening Information
Our Nursery is scheduled to reopen shortly, there will be a number of stay and play sessions for new starters and returning children.
Our Nursery team will be calling parents of all registered children on Monday 7th September to advise when each stay and play sessions are happening. provide further information on the dates all children will be returning to full sessions.