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CURRENT SCHOOL HEADLINES

  • The school is currently open for children and families who are fit and well, with the exception of Bubble 9 who must self-isolate until the end of Saturday 28th November. Other members of the affected households may attend school and work as normal unless otherwise told to self-isolate, or if anyone in the home shows symptoms of Covid-19.
  • If a child registered at either of the St George's schools receives a POSITIVE test result for Covid-19, and the school is closed (eg evenings or weekends) please TEXT 07928 373686 to inform us of the situation.
  • The school will become a primary school from January 1st 2021, and all children attending St George's Infant School and Nursery will automatically become members of it. We will be known as St. George's School.
  • If your child is currently in Year 2 at St George's Infant School they will automatically have a place in Year 3 for September 2021. There is no need to apply for a place.

Dear Families,

We hope you are all keeping well in these troubling times. We continue to strive to be open as far as possible. However, this is a quick changing situation nationally, and the school may have to partially of fully close if cases of Covid-19 spread within the school community.

SCHOOL OPENING UPDATE 

In the light of current advice and guidance for schools we are currently fully open except for BUBBLE 9 who are 'remote learning'.

All children attending:

  • Must only do so if well. If you or your child are exhibiting symptoms of Covid-19 you must self isolate and not attend school (ill person self isolates for 10 days, and the rest of the family for 14 days). The child can return before this time if tested and evidence of a negative test is provided.
  • Must not behave in a manner that puts others at risk of infection, and will be asked to work at home again if they continue to do this.
  • Must ensure that physical contact is not made with other students at the school, and enable adults to maintain 2m social distancing when required.
  • Must be collected from school immediately in the event that they show symptoms of Covid-19 (a new persistent cough, are hot to touch, or have loss of smell or taste).
  • Are not to wear a face mask, PPE gloves or other similar equipment.
  • Must arrive exactly on time, and be collected on time to avoid cross infection between 'bubbles'.
  • Do not take public transport. Do not try to park near the school. No scooters please. The most effective way to travel will be by walking.
  • Wear a school uniform which should be washed regularly. We will tell you when your child has PE so that they can wear their PE kit for the whole day.
  • Bring a bag to school with their reading book and a packed lunch if required. All stationery will be provided by the school. 

For your reassurance:

  • All children will be in a class 'bubble', separated from other bubbles during the day.
  • Each bubble will be allocated a designated team of adults who will support them.
  • Each bubble will have a designated arrival and collection time.
  • School meals will be available to order from a 'cold service menu' of sandwiches and wraps.
  • School uniforms will be worn and should be laundered regularly.
  • Every child will have their own stationery pack provided by the school to avoid use of 'shared resources'.
  • Classrooms have been reorganised with minimal furnishing and forward facing desks to reduce risk of cross infection.
  • Cleaning procedures have been altered and will be provided continuously throughout the day.
  • The morning club and most after school clubs will not operate until further notice in order to avoid children in different bubbles from mixing.
  • 'Catch-up' classes will be offered to children, many held as school clubs, and only ever involving children from one bubble working together.

I will keep this information updated so that you know the precise arrangements for your child. Mr Messer :-)

Staggered Arrival and Collection Times:

Every class has an allocated school gate, queueing area, arrival time and departure time. Please do not queue more than five minutes before these times. The arrival and collection times for each class are detailed in the 'Covid-19 Safety' tab above. However, in summary, these are the arrangements:

Class 1: Queue RED ZONE at SOUTH GATE (Claudius Road). Arrive from 8:35am for 8:40am entry to school. Collect from 3:00pm for 3:05pm departure via DOUBLE GATES (Claudius Road). 

Class 2: Queue GREEN ZONE at SOUTH GATE (Claudius Road). Arrive from 8:40am for 8:45am entry to school. Collect from 3:05pm for 3:10pm departure via DOUBLE GATES (Claudius Road).

Class 3: Queue RED ZONE at SOUTH GATE (Claudius Road). Arrive from 8:45am for 8:50am entry to school. Collect from 3:10pm for 3:15pm departure via DOUBLE GATES (Claudius Road).

Class 4: Queue BLACK ZONE at WEST GATE (Claudius Road). Arrive from 8:35am for 8:40am entry to school. Collect from 3:00pm for 3:05pm departure via DOUBLE GATES (Canterbury Road).

Class 5: Queue PINK ZONE at WEST GATE (Claudius Road). Arrive from 8:40am for 8:45am entry to school. Collect from 3:05pm for 3:10pm departure via DOUBLE GATES (Canterbury Road).

Class 6: Queue BLACK ZONE at WEST GATE (Claudius Road). Arrive from 8:45am for 8:50am entry to school. Collect from 3:10pm for 3:15pm departure via DOUBLE GATES (Canterbury Road).

Class 7: Queue ORANGE ZONE at EAST GATE (Barrington Road). Arrive from 8:35am for 8:40am entry to school. Collect from 3:00pm for 3:05pm departure via DOUBLE GATES (Claudius Road).

Class 8: Queue BLUE ZONE at EAST GATE (Barrington Road). Arrive from 8:40am for 8:45am entry to school. Collect from 3:05pm for 3:10pm departure via DOUBLE GATES (Claudius Road).

Class 9: Queue ORANGE ZONE at EAST GATE (Barrington Road). Arrive from 8:45am for 8:50am entry to school. Collect from 3:10pm for 3:15pm departure via DOUBLE GATES (Claudius Road).

Class 10: Queue BLUE ZONE at EAST GATE (Barrington Road). Arrive from 8:50am for 8:55am entry to school. Collect from 3:15pm for 3:20pm departure via DOUBLE GATES (Claudius Road).

Class 11: Queue ORANGE ZONE at EAST GATE (Barrington Road). Arrive from 8:55am for 9:00am entry to school. Collect from 3:20pm for 3:25pm departure via DOUBLE GATES (Claudius Road).

Class 12: Queue BLUE ZONE at EAST GATE (Barrington Road). Arrive from 9:00am for 9:05am entry to school. Collect from 3:25pm for 3:30pm departure via DOUBLE GATES (Claudius Road).

Contact Us:

  • The main entrance will be closed. Please do not try to enter the school building.
  • Call us on 01206 506800
  • Email us using the email addresses below.

Take care, stay safe, and keep following national social distancing and self isolation advice, Mr Messer 😊

Contact

Year 3 Teachers          Year3teachers@st-georgesnewtown-jun.essex.sch.uk 

Year 4 Teachers          Year4teachers@st-georgesnewtown-jun.essex.sch.uk

Year 5 Teachers          Year5teachers@st-georgesnewtown-jun.essex.sch.uk

Year 6 Teachers          Year6teachers@st-georgesnewtown-jun.essex.sch.uk

SEN Issues                   senco@st-georgesnewtown-jun.essex.sch.uk

Welfare Issues            nurture@st-georgesnewtown-jun.essex.sch.uk

Mrs Dale                      jdale@st-georgesnewtown-jun.essex.sch.uk

Administration            stg-admin@st-georgesnewtown-jun.essex.sch.uk

Telephone                   01206 506800 ( 9:30am to 10:30am Monday to Friday)

Asking for Help

StarLine on 0330 313 9162. StarLine is an independent body, staffed by teachers and Ofsted employees, who are available to give advice to families. Be aware that the call will be charged at the local rate.

Staying Safe Whilst Learning Online

The following websites may be useful in helping families to keep their children safe whilst working online.

www.ceop-police.uk

www.childnet.com

www.internetmatters.org

www.net-aware.org.uk

www.parentinfo.org

www.saferinternet.org.uk

www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/safeguarding/schools-protecting-children-abuse-neglect

 

Year 6 – 7 Admission Arrangements for Secondary School Places September 2021

 

  • Applications for Year 7 secondary school places for September 2021 will be open from the 11th of September 2020.

 

  • The closing date for applications is 31st October 2020 so please complete applications before this date.

 

  • Please refer to your preferred secondary school website or contact the secondary school direct for exact information on dates and times for Open Days, Evenings and Tours.

 

 

  • Essex County School Admissions will NOT be sending out reminder letters to parents. Please ensure that you make an application by the closing date.  Late applications may result in your child not securing the school of your choice.

 

  • A Secondary Education in Essex booklet is available from the 11th September on line which contains details of all secondary school admission policies. The link to the booklet is:

 

http://www.essex.gov.uk/Education-Schools/Schools/Admissions/Documents/econdary_Admissions_Booklet.pdf

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Menu 

Our Autumn Term 2020 menu is available on our Homepage and also via the above News tab, which includes allergen information.  We are offering a cold packed lunch menu intially at the usual cost of £2.50 a day which can be paid for via your ParentPay account.  

 

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Absence email

Please note you can now report your child's absence via the attendance email address - attendance@st-georgesnewtown-jun.essex.sch.uk

Coronavirus

We are continuing to monitor the situation nationally. Schools do not have any information regarding their reopening, other than that which has already been shared with the public. We anticipate that social distancing will be required for a significant period of time, and do not expect the school to fully open again this school year.

Local Visits

To help children with their learning we may often go out of the school gate on a local visit. Your local visit permission slip enables us to do this. We will always inform families in advance if we are planning a local visit, normally via a text message (except for visits to the school field for PE etc). These visits will often be added to the website calendar. All such visits are fully risk assessed and planned prior to taking place.

Junior Parkrun will be held on the recreation ground at 9am on Sunday. Register for free at www.parkrun.org.uk/colchester-juniors/ . Any pupil of the school who runs regularly can order a barcode bracelet and/or barcode tag from the Parkrun website and we will reinburse the cost! (Just show us the items and receipt as proof). Parkrun Currently Suspended

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School Meals remain £2.50 per day from September 2019.

Swimming is taught in Year 5. Please be aware that a £2.00 financial contribution will be requested for each lesson. Also, please do not allow your child to have piercings as this may impact upon them being able to join in.

Educational Visits are organised regularly for the children in the school. We will need to request a financial contribution for each visit that is a fair proportion of the total cost involved. Vists risk being cancelled if adequate contributions are not received.

Ofsted conducted an inspection of the school on November 9th and 10th  2017 as part of their normal round of inspections. Our school was judged to be good in all aspects. The full report can be read in the information section of this website.

SATs 2019 Results (Results for the whole year group : not confirmed) 

Reading 65%, Writing 82%, Maths 73%, Grammar/Punctuation/Spelling 72%

Combined result 58%

SATs 2019 (Results for children who attended the school for all four years)

Reading 73%, Writing 87%, Maths 79%, Grammar/Punctuation/Spelling 76%

Combined result 66%

 

 

 

 

Disruptive Weather or Significant Events : in the event of any significant disruptive weather, or unavoidable events (eg lack of utilities), families will be informed by text of any risk to the school being able to open as normal. Please do not keep your child off school unless you have heard from the school formally of any need to close.

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St George's New Town Junior School, Canterbury Road, Colchester, Essex, CO2 7RU

Tel: 01206 506800 | Fax: 01206 506801 | Email: admin@st-georgesnewtown-jun.essex.sch.uk

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