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Coronavirus guidance



Emergency childcare for Primary aged pupils.


If you are both essential key workers and unable to keep your children at home, there will be a school hub at Bothel at St Michael's C of E and after Easter at Netherton Infants Maryport. If you are in need of place please email:


The emergency childcare hubs will be manned by a rota of school staff from a variety of schools. May I remind everyone this is emergency childcare only,as the Government message is stay at home and keep safe.










Due to escalating concerns about the safety of everyone in school we have made the very difficult decision to close at 3.15pm today until further notice. Thank you for your understanding in this critical situation.


We hope you all stay safe and we will hopefully see you soon.








🔺Please note the latest guidance. It is updated almost hourly!🔺
BOTH parents must have proof they are critical workers from their employer before we can accept your child tomorrow. It must be BOTH parents who are critical workers and you have absolutely no alternative.

We have to keep our staff and their families safe.







Cumbria County Council Education and Skills • Cumbria House • 110-117 • Botchergate • Carlisle • Cumbria • CA1 1RD


Dear Parents/Carers,


Childcare if schools close. We are planning for the possibility that schools will close. If NHS and social care employees cannot attend work because of childcare responsibilities this will create a major problem for health and care services that will directly affect their ability to care for seriously ill people.


It is possible that if schools close, some schools may be required to remain open to provide childcare for school age children whose parents work in health or social care and cannot make alternative childcare arrangements. To help us prepare for this possibility we are asking families in these circumstances to complete this form with their contact details.


NONE OF THIS IS CERTAIN AND WE AWAIT GOVERNMENT GUIDANCE, BUT WE WANT TO BE PREPARED IN CASE WE GET TO THIS POINT. The information we are collecting will be deleted if it is not required. Complete the online form:


If you cannot complete the form online speak to your child’s school. Dan Barton Assistant Director for Education and Skills Cumbria County Council

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16th March 2020

                                                     Coronavirus update


Dear Parents,


                         Thank you for your support and understanding at this difficult and worrying time. We are following all advice given to us by Public Health England, the Department of Health and Cumbria County Council. We will be continuing to ask parents to drop children off at the classroom doors and school entrance. In addition, if your child or you are unwell, we ask that you do not come on the school premises. If a child is unwell, staff will use their professional judgement if they should need to be sent home.


To help minimise any concerns, we will be cancelling any day trips out and there will be no large group visits to school. We have also cancelled our sporting fixtures and clubs for now. Thank you for helping us keep the children settled and safe. If you have any concerns phone NHS 111 directly

Yours sincerely,

Helen Ford