**** School is CLOSED to MOST pupils ****
The government has closed schools to limit the spread of COVID-19. We are providing child-care to ‘critical workers’ who need it, and have successfully requested it from us.
The government advice clarifies this further:
· If children can stay safely at home, they should, to limit the chance of the virus spreading.
· The government has asked parents to keep their children at home, wherever possible, and asked schools to remain open only for those children who absolutely need to attend.
· If it is at all possible for children to be at home, then they should be.
· Parents should not rely on childcare from those over the age of 70, or from friends and family members with underlying health conditions.
Please remember, the point of closing schools is to LIMIT social contact and slow down the spread of this infection. The fewer children making the journey to school, and the fewer children in educational settings, the lower the risk that the virus can spread and infect vulnerable individuals in wider society.
Therefore, even if you meet the criteria for sending your child to school, please only do so if there’s absolutely no other option. For further information on the arrangements for child-care, please click here.
Mr R Waller
Welcome to Hempsted C. of E. Primary School
Our school lies in an idyllic village setting, only about 2½km from Gloucester city centre, but isolated from the main urban area by the Gloucester canal. The River Severn to the west actually makes the environs an island!
We are one of the smallest of the Gloucester City Primary Schools, with a welcoming, family atmosphere, yet aiming to give our children the facilities and opportunities that are normally only on offer at a larger school. And our active parents’ association and close links with St. Swithuns Church keep the school at the heart of the community.
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