St Mary's

Catholic Primary School

School Re-Opening - Parent Information Page

This page contains details of the school's plans for the partial re-opening of St Mary's Catholic School .  Parents, Carers and staff will also be able to access copies of the school's, Parent's Guide to the phased opening of the school, our Covid-19 Risk Assessment and  the Risk Management Plan that provides further details of our plans and more importantly the full rationale behind our actions.


Everyone is encouraged to read and digest these documents.  Although we are satisfied our actions have the potential to protect the school community, its success is dependent on the actions of all and the resources we have available. It is however, not possible to guarantee that a member of our school family will not become infected, despite our best efforts.


The slogan we have chosen to support our re-opening is “If in doubt. Sit it out.” This means that if you have any doubts about your child or your family’s health, please stay at home until you are sure everything is OK.


With respect to all of the above, these plans are current at the time of writing.

A week is a long time in “COVID Time” and much can happen between now and the end of next week. Our plans are subject to changes in government guidance and more importantly,  the school having the staff  and resources to enact them. 

In preparation for school opening please scroll down to view or find:

  • A video introduction to the changes we have made to keep children and families safe at drop off and pick up times as well as in our classrooms.
  • An info graphic that summarises our Risk Management Plan
  • Links to updates of the school's COVID-19 Risk Assessment and management plan
  • Our latest communication about school opening. There are some changes in this so please do read this information.
  • Three social stories from Mrs Warburton about coming back to school again.

The following icons provide links to the school's documents linked to school re-opening.


COVID-19 Risk Assessment COVID-19 Risk Management Plan

School Opening Update


Parent Guide to School Re-opening

Social Stories

To help you get ready for coming back to school, Mrs Warburton has written three social stories to help you understand what school will be like. The starting days are slightly different for the Year 1 children but everything else is the same. Watch on the screen or click the links.


Changes in school Social Distancing Owls Class - Ready, Steady GO!