Wincheap Foundation

Primary School

Developing skills for life and celebrating individuality

Friday 20th March 2020

Dear Parents and Carers,


As we close our doors to the vast majority of children until further notice, I would like to wish you all the very best of luck and thank you all for the amazing support and positive comments over the last couple of weeks during these challenging times. We are very sad that we will not continue to see you all regularly, but please do take care and stay well. Please keep in touch by email ( should you wish to. All further updates will either be on our official Facebook page or on our website ( under Parents and then Latest News. This is where we will keep you updated regularly on any further guidance or information, so please do check regularly. Please also contact us via during normal school hours should you need to ask questions about your child’s work or request further work. Please do not send any work back to school until we reopen our doors. Thank you 


For those few parents, who will still be bringing children to school following a telephone call from us today, please continue to follow all school routines:


• Children should wear school uniform as usual.
• The school day starts between 8.30 and 8.45 am and finishes at 3pm.
• All children should arrive within this time and should come into school through the office entrance, where they will be gathered in the Key Stage 2 hall at the start of each day. They will also leave through these doors at 3pm.
• Please contact the school office (01227 464134) if we are expecting your child and they are to be absent for any reason.
• School lunches will be provided as normal for those who want them.
• There will be no breakfast club or after school club/extra -curricular clubs until further notice.
• Children should keep PE kits and Forest School clothing at school so that they can access these activities when set up.

Any further information will be distributed in the usual way – ie by letter, Facebook and the website.


Please remember that every child who can be safely cared for at home, should be. The fewer children making the journey to school and the fewer children in school, the lower the risk that the virus can spread and affect vulnerable individuals in wider society. Sending your child to school must be the last resort if you have no other alternative.


Once again, thank you all for your ongoing support. Our Wincheap community is wonderful and very appreciated.


Yours sincerely, Nicola Dawson