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19th May 2020

Dear Parents and Carers


Firstly, a sincere thank you for the support you and your families have shown to our school during COVID 19.


You will be aware the Prime Minister has announced a possible phased extension of the opening of schools from 1st June, depending on five tests being completed.


We are working closely with schools within the borough and the Local Authority to ensure we plan for the extension of school opening.


The Local Authority has worked closely with Public Health and has shared the following information to ourselves as school leaders.


As a borough we are supportive of proposals to extend opening of schools as soon as it is safe to do so, however;


  • Public health is our first priority in all considerations concerning the further extension of school opening
  • We are not yet satisfied that all of the Governments five tests, identified as prerequisites for easing of lockdown measures, have been met.
  • We are adopting a cautious approach to the extended opening of schools, based on regular review of the emerging evidence and guidance
  • The earliest date we therefore, feel able to prepare for extended opening of schools in Blackburn with Darwen is 8th June. 
  • This date is subject to satisfactory progress being made against each of the Governments five tests, we will review the proposal date on a weekly basis.


In line with advice from the Local Authority, we will be extending the proposed opening date of our school to June 8th at the earliest. Initially school may re-open for Nursery children (those starting school in September) and Reception on that date.


We will continue to liaise with you weekly regarding the next steps to extending our school opening.


Mr Waddington

Acting Headteacher