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Following the Government's National Lockdown announcement on Monday 4th January, John Burns Primary School will be closed until at least February half term to most pupils with the exception of children of critical workers or vulnerable pupils. 

Please continue to refer the letters emailed and on the website for all parents regarding the initial closure. 

Below are all letters emailed to parents:

Friday 26th February - School Reopening Information

Wednesday 24th February - Remote Learning Packs for Spring 2 Week 2

Friday 12th February 2021 - Update

Friday 12th February 2021 - COVID-19 Single Case Notification

Monday 8th February 2021 - Remote Learning Survey Results

Monday 1st February 2021 - Update 

Monday 1st February 2021 - Reading at Home during Lockdown

Wednesday 27th January 2021 - Year 6 Google Meet Session 

Tuesday 26th January 2021 - Year 1 Google Meet Session

Tuesday 26th January 2021 - Year 2 Google Meet Session

Monday 25th January 2021 - NHS Test and Trace COVID-19 Testing for Staff

Monday 25th January 2021 - Remote Learning Update

Friday 22nd January 2021 - Year 1 to Year 6 Google Meet Information 

Friday 22nd January 2021 - Remote Learning Packs for Week 4 & Week 5

Thursday 21st January 2021 - Remote Learning Parent Survey - click here to complete

Tuesday 19th January 2021 - Reception Google Meet Information

Tuesday 19th January 2021 - Nursery Google Meet Information 

Monday 18th January 2021 - School Closure Information - Update

Wednesday 13th January 2021 - COVID-19 Single Case Notification 

Wednesday 13th January 2021 - Updated Guidance on Critical Worker Provision

Tuesday 12th January 2021 - COVID-19 Single Case Notification

Sunday 10th January 2021 - COVID-19 Single Case Notification 

Monday 4th January 2021 - School Closure Information - Update  

Friday 1st January 2021 - Arrangements for Home Learning + Critical Worker and Vulnerable Child Provision

Thursday 31st December 2020 - School Closure Announcement

Children of Critical Workers and Vulnerable Children

If you are an employee of one of the critical worker groups, please complete the following form by clicking on the following link:

John Burns Critical Worker Provision Request Form

If you are a critical worker, please confirm your job title and the name of your employer with the school. Places for critical workers are limited and parents need to have an allocated place before their child is able to attend school. Please remember that if you are a critical worker and can keep your child at home, then you should. 

If your child is categorised as a vulnerable child, please contact the school for more information.

The Vulnerable Child list is as follows:

  • Children with an EHCP Plan
  • Children who currently have an assigned Social Worker or who are Looked After by the Local Authority or in Care  

Remote Learning Arrangements

Children who will not be returning to school will have home learning provided for them, starting on Tuesday 5th January.

For children in Year 1 upwards their remote learning will be on Google Classroom and each child has their own unique username and password to be able to log on to it.

For children in Nursery and Reception remote learning can be accessed through Seesaw.

It is important that children complete the home learning activities. This ensures that whilst they are not in school, they are still actively engaging in the learning that their teachers have provided for them.

For children completing paper packs, please remember to log in to Google Classroom to watch the pre-recorded video lessons.

If your child is having difficulties with their home learning, please do let us know as soon as possible.

Free School Meal Vouchers

If your child is entitled to receive benefit-related free school meals, you will be provided with vouchers to the value of £15 per child, per week at your chosen supermarket to cover the period of the school closure.

The Local Authority will be arranging vouchers. You should receive a text message from WONDE.

If you have any problems obtaining the vouchers, please contact

Laptop Loan Request Form

We have secured 24 laptops to loan to families to support in accessing home learning.

The laptops will be available for all families, with priority given to families who have been assessed as being in need under section 17 of the Children Act 1989, including children who have a child in need plan, a child protection plan or who are a looked-after-child and families who are entitled to Pupil Premium Funding.

Please click on the following link to complete an expression of interest to be considered for a laptop loan: 

John Burns Laptop Loan Request Form