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Re-opening School - Letter from CEO

Dear Parents/Carers of children who have indicated that they would like to return to school

Please find attached a letter  below from our CEO Susannah Connell, regarding the planned reopening of schools on Monday.

May I please request that you do not email the school with individual questions. I am sorry but we do not have the capacity to respond to these. We will be writing to you again tomorrow with final details about reopening.

 Best wishes


 Joan Beale

Interim Headteacher

Middlefield Primary Academy


28th May 2020


Dear Parents/Carers of children who have indicated that they would like to return to school,


I am writing to let you know how much we are looking forward to welcoming your children back to school. The Trust Board will be meeting on Friday morning, to make a final decision regarding the opening of schools on June 1st. This decision, along with additional information about classes, school routines and arrival and pick up times will be communicated to you by your Headteacher on Friday afternoon. The arrangements your school has made will ensure it is as safe as possible for everyone.

I know that some of you may also be aware of the speculation about the emergence of some ‘hotspots’ and the admission rates at Hinchingbrooke hospital. Cllr Dr Nik Johnson, who works in the hospital, has clarified the information. The admission rates ARE declining at Hinchingbrooke but not as fast as might have been expected. Given that the rates in the country as a whole will go up and down, as the lockdown rules are being changed, I think that all we can do is to continue to do everything we can to make the school environment as Covid-secure as possible.

The Trust and the Local Authority are keeping this emerging situation under review. We will continue to act on the advice and guidance we receive. 

The ultimate decision to send children to school remains one for you, the parents. I want to reassure you that, whatever the statistics about hospital admission, we will do everything we can to welcome your children back with a smile and, of course, to keep them safe. I believe that if everyone follows the rules regarding washing hands frequently and maintaining social distancing, we can look forward to this return with optimism. This includes at school and especially in the wider community.


Yours sincerely, 



Susannah Connell - CEO