Dear Parents and Carers,

Welcome back, to you and your children! Thank you so much for your support today as we worked through the new staggered drop-off arrangements – we know these are quite confusing and will take some time for us all to master!

As you will have seen, it is a logistical challenge to make sure that Year Group Bubbles do not meet, in line with Government guidelines, and we anticipated that we would need to make slight adjustments during this first week.

To help your children, other families and our staff even more:

  • Please arrive at your child’s Year Group Bubble gate at the right time (not before) as today there was quite a lot of overcrowding at the gates. A reminder of the Year Group Bubble times and gates is below. If you are early (which is much better than being late!), please wait on the pavement over the road for your time slot.
  • Please queue in the right direction for your child’s Year Group Bubble (as indicated below).
  • If your child is in Year 6, please could you ask them wait on the pavement opposite the entrance to the Back Alley if they are early so that Year 5 can come in first. We will have plenty of staff members in the area to help children who walk to school on their own.
  • Please would parents/carers of Year 5 and Year 6 children wait on the pavement of Norbiton Common Road (not in the Back Alley) for staff to meet you at the entrance to the Back Alley at the times, as below, because the Back Alley is not wide enough to social distance.

Please note that children who arrive late, after their Year Group Bubble time, will need to wait (with their parent/carer) on the pavement opposite the main gate until 9:20 a.m. which is after the last Year Group Bubble time slot.

Thank you for your support – we know it will become easier if we all work together, as we did today!

 

Reminder: Year Group Bubble drop off and pick up times and gates are as below:

  • Pre-School Bubble: Arrive at the main school gate and queue towards the shop. Drop off: 8:15 a.m. (12:25 p.m.); pick up: 11:15 a.m. (3:25 p.m.)
  • Nursery Bubble: Arrive at the red gate which leads to Nursery and queue towards the bridge. Drop off: 8:15 a.m. (12:35 p.m.); pick up: 11:15 a.m. (3:35 p.m.)
  • Reception Bubble: Arrive at the red gate which leads to Nursery and queue towards the bridge. Drop off: 9:00 a.m.; pick up: 3:25 p.m.
  • Year 1 Bubble: Arrive at the main school gate and queue towards the shop. Drop off: 8:30 a.m.; pick up: 2:55 p.m.
  • Year 2 Bubble: Arrive at the main school gate and queue towards the shop. Drop off: 8:45 a.m.; pick up: 3:10 p.m.
  • Year 3 Bubble: Arrive at the red gate which leads to Nursery and queue towards the bridge. Drop off: 8:45 a.m.; pick up: 3:10 p.m.
  • Year 4 Bubble: Arrive at the red gate which leads to Nursery and queue towards the bridge. Drop off: 8:30 a.m.; pick up: 2:55 p.m.
  • Year 5 Bubble: Arrive at the entrance to the alley in Norbiton Common Road where members of staff will escort children along the alley and into school. Drop off: 8:30 a.m.; pick up: 2:55 p.m. (from the end of the alley in Norbiton Common Road).
  • Year 6 Bubble: Arrive at the entrance to the alley in Norbiton Common Road where members of staff will escort children along the alley and into school. Drop off: 8:45 a.m.; pick up: 3:10 p.m. (from the end of the alley in Norbiton Common Road).
  • Blossom Bubble: Arrive at the main school gate and queue towards the shop. Drop off: 9:00 a.m.; pick up: 3:20 p.m.
  • SCL Breakfast Club and After School Care Club: Arrive at the red gate which leads to Nursery and queue towards the bridge. Drop of between 7:45 a.m. and 8:10 a.m.; pick up between 3:40 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Please phone the number on the gate so SCL staff can come and meet you.