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Phone: 01274 771166
Fax: 01274 771167
Email: office@killinghall.bradford.sch.uk
Please address all enquiries to Judith Thompson

 IMPORTANT - School will be closed for all pupils until further notice. If you have any concerns please email office@killinghall.bradford.sch.uk we will be happy to help. Please check your messages and the school website for any updates.New work for the children will be added online weekly.We will contact you when it is safe for school to reopen.Please take care and follow government advice.

1st June 2020

Dear Parent/Carers and Children

I hope that you are your families are well during these unprecedented times.

I would like to thank you all for your support, patience and understanding and to update you on school’s decision in terms of opening to more children after half term.

The Prime Minister has requested that all children in Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 begin to return to school from 1st June 2020.  The Prime Minister has clearly said that individual schools should make their own decision after carrying out a full risk assessment and obtaining the opinions of parents and staff.

School has been working hard to determine if it is safe to open to more children after half term.  We are keen to welcome pupils back however the safety of our students and staff is and will remain at the forefront of all decisions made.

After careful consideration, the Governing Body has decided not to open Killinghall Primary School immediately after half term and will only re-open when it considers it is safe to do so. The reasons for our decision are:-

  • The ‘R’ rate (rate of infection) in Bradford is amongst the highest in the country, we do not feel confident that we can keep our children and staff safe.
  • Our community consists of many vulnerable families who are of increased risk of becoming critically ill should they contact the virus.
  • The wider transmission of COVID-19 from school to families and onto the wider community is a great risk and one school is not prepared to take.
  • The majority of parents and carers of children in the identified year groups have said, very clearly, that they would not send their children to school.
  • An independent SAGE report has stated ‘we believe that decisions on school openings should be guided by evidence of low levels of COVID-19 infections in the community and the ability to rapidly respond to new infections through local test, track and isolate strategy’. 

There is no clear evidence that these conditions are met. Until they are it is not safe to open school on the 1st June 2020.  We believe that this decision is the correct one based on current circumstances.

What will happen now

Key worker children and vulnerable children will continue to be admitted to school, if this is necessary and looked after by a small group of staff.  All other children should continue to stay at home for the foreseeable future, as they have since 23 March 2020.  School will continue to provide work on a weekly basis.

The Government will continue to provide vouchers for those children who are eligible for free school meals.

The Governing Body will reassess the situation and review their decision next week with a view to opening the school for more children on the 15th June, should it be deemed safe to do so.  Any changes to the situation will be communicated to parents and carers via text and the school website.

If you need to contact school please email the office on office@killinghall.bradford.sch.uk or call the school on 01274 771166.

Thank you for your continued support and as always take care and stay safe.

Yours sincerely

Claire Spencer

Headteacher

Below is advice from Public Health England and School about the Coronavirus in Education

 

Parent Questionnaire 2019/2020

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Our mission statement... "Quality Education for All"

We aim to ignite a lifelong passion for learning in every pupil.  In order to do this, we intend to include, inspire and invest in every pupil through our bespoke curriculum.

At Killinghall we equally value each child’s contribution and cultural identity and develop respect of others and life of all living things. We believe in and value inclusion – recognising achievement however small. We value and celebrate each individual’s successes and ensure safety and well-being. Our children are ‘nurtured’ to independence.

We expect everyone to do their very best and develop their strengths.  We hope all our pupils will make a positive contribution to the world, making it a better world for the future. We build resilience so our pupils learn what is ‘right’, ‘just’ and ‘humane’.

Our pupils learn to understand responsibilities and rights and use their voice to express themselves effectively.

At Killinghall we value conformity and rules for the betterment of society, whilst encouraging individuality and freedom of speech.

Click here to read more about our ethos and values.

A message from the Head

It is a pleasure to introduce you to Killinghall Primary School.  I hope that you find the information within our website both useful and interesting. We hope to provide for you, a valuable insight into the high quality education we deliver to our children.  Our pupils are given opportunity and encouragement to enjoy school and be successful.

The learning galleries on the website demonstrates the importance we place upon stimulating experiences both inside and outside the classroom. We continue to develop strong partnerships between the pupils, staff, parents, governors and the local and wider community.

We have developed a strong culture based on team work which has created a school which goes that “extra mile” for its pupils.

Enjoy your ‘journey’ around the site.

Mrs Claire Spencer
Headteacher

EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES LAW

We have regard for Equal Opportunities Law at Killinghall Primary School.

By coming to Killinghall Primary School you agree to treat everyone fairly regardless of:-

  • - Age
  • - Disability
  • - Gender
  • - Race or Nationality
  • - Religion or Belief
  • - Pregnancy
  • - Marriage
  • - Transgender Identity
  • - Sexual Orientation

 

To find out more about Equal Opportunities at Killinghall, please click here.

Disclaimer
This website includes hyperlinks to other websites that are owned and operated by third parties; as such, Killinghall Primary School has no control over the contents of these websites. Killinghall Primary School accepts no responsibility for these sites, any loss or damage that may arise or the privacy policies of these third party websites. It should be noted that the information on our website was correct at the time of publication. It should not be assumed that there will be no change affecting the relevant information before, or during, the next academic year. Parents will always be informed of any changes.

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