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Chesswood Junior School

Chesswood Junior School

Whole School Correspondence 2019 - 2020

Breakfast & After School Clubs - September 2020 Letter to parents regarding the Wrap Around Care facilities available at Chesswood from September 2020. Thursday 16th July 2020

Inset Day Childcare - 3rd & 4th September 2020 Letter to parents regarding the Inset Day Childcare facilities we are offering on Thursday 3rd & Friday 4th September 2020.   Bookings may be made online via SchoolsBuddy or on the attached booking form.   Bookings must be made by Monday 20th July 2020. Tuesday 14th July 2020

Summer Reading Challenge Information on the Summer Reading Challenge run by West Sussex Libraries. Thursday 9th July

Downsbrook Summer Holiday Club






Communication from Downsbrook School with details of their care club over the summer holidays. This includes a letter about the club, booking form and activity plan.






Thursday 9th July

Transition Links A number of parents contacted the school today stating difficulty in finding the class pages for transition today. This letter includes a table with hyperlinks to each class to help parents find the correct page. Wednesday 8th July

2020-21 Class Confirmation This letter contains the basic and key information in advance of transition day tomorrow, either online or at school for those children currently attending. Tuesday 7th July

September Arrangements

This letter sets out details across many areas of school life upon the return in September and I would encourage all families to read its entire contents fully to ensure you are well prepared for the arrangements in the autumn term. The letter covers:

  • Risk Assessment Overview
  • School Attendance
  • School Day Organisation
  • Collection & Drop Off
  • School Uniform
  • Belongings
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Government Catch Up Funding
  • Before and After School Care Club
Tuesday 7th July

September 2020 Update: Please Read A letter from Mr Jolley around updating parents about school reopening in September, after school club care arrangements and new classes for September 2020. Friday 3rd July

School Meal Menu The Chartwells school meal menu. Thursday 18th June

School Capacity Update - Maximum Capacity This letter from the head teacher follows the School Capacity and Keeping in Contact letter sent on 5th June, and updates parents on the current school capacity, which is nearing maximum. Wednesday 17th June

Summer Holiday School Opening This letter explains where the school stands on potentially opening during the Summer Holidays, and the reasoning around the decision.  Friday 12th June

COVID - 19

Parent updated information

School Capacity and Keeping in Contact

This letter, written by the head teacher, sets out important information for parents about school capacity and admission arrangements for the remainder of the summer term. It also shares information about the keeping in contact arrangements, that also need to change now more staff are required to work on the school site.

Friday 5th June 2020
COVID-19 School Risk Assessment In preparation for expanding school capacity risks and hazards in all areas of school life have been considered by school leaders. Working in collaboration with school staff, Union representatives, Governors and families we have set out our intended control measures. The risk assessment will remain a live document and will be updated in collaboration with the school community to ensure that we can, together, keep the risks of infection to an absolute minimum whilst welcoming back larger groups of children. Thursday 21st May


Summer Booking Arrangements Open

This letter from the head teacher sets out the arrangements for expanding school capacity for Year 6 children whilst maintaining and prioritising attendance for children of Key Workers and Vulnerable children in all year groups.

Thursday 21st May


Olivia Pye - 6OP Looking on the bright side

The positives of teaching in lockdown. Miss Pye has written a blog for Government - it gives a positive insight to the new skills and the creativity teachers have used during this lock down period.


Thursday 21st May

Safely Reopening - Paul Wagstaff WSCC Please find a link from the Director of Education and Skills Statement about schools opening safely. Wednesday 20th May

Letter to school - Phased Reopening


The Director of Education and Skills in partnership with representatives of schools is promoting the key principles within this document. Chesswood Junior School leaders will work within this set of principles and support them. Wednesday 20th May

Letter to all parents from Paul Wagstaff WSCC  Please find a letter attached to all parents from Paul Wagstaff, West Sussex Director of Education and Skills.  Monday 18th May 


Expanding Capacity Data Overview

Please find a link to the data overview from parent responses to the 'expanding pupil capacity'.  We received 381 responses accounting for more than half of our families. Parents have shared in excess of 1000 questions and comments.

Monday 18th May

WSCC Expanding Capacity Please find a link to a letter for all families from Paul Wagstaff, West Sussex Director of Education & Skills.   Friday 15th May

Building Capacity Monday 1st June

Please find a link to the head teacher's letter that provides parents with an update on our progress towards a plan to expand capacity from Monday 1st June

We would request ALL families read the letter and, most importantly, complete the online form by Friday 15th May 4:00 p.m. it may be found at:

Thursday 14th May

Building capacity - Monday 1st June

Please find a link to the head teacher's letter in response to the Prime Minister's announcement on Sunday 10th May and the further guidance published on Monday 11th May. This further guidance may be found at:

We would request ALL families read the letter and, most importantly, complete the online form by Friday 15th May 4:00 p.m. it may be found at:

Monday 11th May

Summer Term Arrangements

Letter from the head teacher detailing arrangements for the summer term:

  • Limited community opening
  • Free School Meals
  • Home-School Contact
  • Learning Arrangements
  • Computing and online safety
  • Managing Worries
  • School Nursing Service
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Chesswood TV
Tuesday 21st April

Covid-19 Letter from the head teacher to reflect new national guidance on children attending school when 'absolutely necessary'. It describes limited community opening arrangements for key workers and vulnerable children. It sets out arrangements for free school meals, getting your questions, queries and concerns answered; how to contact teaching teams; the different arrangements for learning and teaching. Tuesday 24th March

Covid 19 Letter from the head teacher requiring a parent response to prepare for limited community opening. Wednesday 18th March


This letter was written by the head teacher for all parents. It sets out the the school position at this time until superceded by other communication. It sets out some changes following risk assessment that the school have taken to reduce risks.

Thursday 12th March