Covid-19 updates

Letters to parents and carers from Crawley Ridge Infant School

Letters are posted at the bottom of this page 

Please go directly to the links below for the latest advice from the NHS, Department for Education (DfE) and Public Health England (PHE)

Contacting school

From 23rd March

  • Should you need to contact school about any of the children on site or if you need to contact school urgently, please call 01276 27546 as normal.  You may have to leave a message, but the staff member on duty will get back to you as soon as possible. 
  • For all other matters, please email and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
  • For information relating to home learning, please use the email address provided for your child's year group:

Year R -

Year 1 -

Year 2 -

Latest headlines

20 May 2020 - Planning for a return to school for Reception children and children of key workers

The letter circulated by Mrs Hope today (uploaded at the foot of this page) outlines planning for a return to school at the beginning of June for children of key workers and children in Reception.  We have asked key workers and parents of Reception children to complete and return the ParentMail form 'Return to school for Year R and children of key workers' by noon on Friday 22nd May to assist further with planning.  Parents have been advised that all arrangements to open are subject to change. 

12 May 2020 - Guidance issued on possible opening of schools to Years R, 1 and 6 from 1st June

Opening schools and educational settings to more pupils from 1 June: guidance for parents and carers

11 May 2020 - Boris Johnson's 'schools' announcement

Dear Parents and Carers

You, like us, heard for the first time from the Prime Minister this evening about their possible next steps to move the country forward from ‘Lockdown’.

The Prime Minister shared a thought that children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 may be the first to return to school in some way from early June. 

As yet we have no more information than you do about this plan.  We expect to receive some guidance from the Department for Education at some point in the next day or so, and at that point we can begin to make plans in accordance with that guidance.

In the meantime, our status is as it has been since the 23rd March – our schools are only open for those children of Critical Workers who need to be cared for while their parent(s) are at work and for those children deemed ‘vulnerable’.

Please be assured that as soon as we have had the relevant guidance and new plans in place, we will be making contact to share the relevant information with you.

Yours sincerely

Susan Hope

Executive Headteacher

DfE Coronavirus helpline

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Further information and latest advice

DfE advice for parents and carers

Opening schools and educational settings to more pupils from 1 June: guidance for parents and carers

What parents and carers need to know about schools, colleges and other educational settings during the coronavirus outbreak

Public Health England

Stay at home: guidance for households with possible coronavirus (COVID-19) infection

What to do if someone you share your home with has signs of coronavirus: an easy read guide


Wash your hands more often

Latest NHS information and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19)

Advice for travellers

Direct medical concerns

Contact NHS 111



  1. Letter to parents from Mrs Hope 20th May
  2. Letter from Mrs Hope to parents 11 May 2020
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  4. TAMAT letter to parents 1 April 2020 (003)
  5. Parent and Carers - Surrey County Council letter 02.04.20
  6. Covid-19 update 160320
  7. Covid19 update 030320
  8. Coronavirus Letter to parents 26.02.20
  9. DfE - Coronavirus 04.02.20