Useful Information Autumn 20-Jan 21

January 5th 2021 - Newport Community Primary School Academy is closed inline with the Government's national lockdown but remains open for vulnerable children and the children of critical workers and Nursery children. 

The Department for Education (DfE) updated its guidance for critical workers on Friday 8th January evening, and advised parents and carers of children who are eligible for a school place that they should keep them at home if at all possible.

For information of critical workers and vulnerable children who can access schools or educational settings as per government guidelines click here.

For a guide to our Provision of Remote Education, please click here.

Covid-19 what to do if you have a positive result:

Please contact the school immediately by telephone during week days between 8am-4pm 01271 376252. 

Out of Hours - over weekends, before 8am and after 4pm – please text your name/child’s name to 07564599321 to inform us if your child or household member has received confirmation of a positive Covid-19 result. A member of the school staff will contact you back as soon as possible.

What will happen if there is a positive case of COVID 19 linked to your child's class: 

If the advice from the DFE /Public Health England is that a class/ group needs to isolate at home for 14 days this is what will happen: 


  • A senior member of staff will phone you. 

  • An email will be sent out to the class/group - you may receive the email before the phone call. This is to give you as much notice as possible.  

  • Information detailing the timetable for learning over the two weeks will be emailed. Learning will be in line with the other year group class in school.  

  • Learning for your child will begin on Seesaw for the following morning (or afternoon if your child is leaving from school). 

  • For every class there will be an expectation that your child is accessing Seesaw from 9am and attending the live sessions. 

  • Tablets/laptops for families we are supporting with IT will be distributed (some will already have been allocated). 

  • If your child receives economic Free School Meals (this is not for children in R - Year 2 that receive universal FSM and are not registered for economic FSM) then provision either through a voucher or food parcel will be given. 


An email informing all parents/carers of any positive cases will be sent out.  


The school may be informed of a positive case in the evening or weekend and therefore will contact parents out of school hours to give as much notice as possible.  

Covid-19 Support for parents taking their child/children for a coronavirus test 
Please find links below which may be useful in the event of taking your child for a coronavirus test: 




The Department for Education coronavirus (COVID-19) helpline remains available to answer questions about coronavirus (COVID-19) relating to education and children’s social care. 

Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline by calling:

Phone: 0800 046 8687

Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm
Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm

Additional pick up information from 7th September 2020 click here.

Parent update 4th September - information regarding PE kits click here.

Parent update 20th July - information regarding minimising risk of infection, My Child at School, face coverings, curriculum click here.

Children can be dropped at their drop off point anytime between 8.20am and 8.50am.

If you have more than one child in the school, the pick-up time and collection point for your child will be the time and place allocated for your youngest child. For example, if you have a child in year 1, year 3 and year 5. All of your children will be collected at 3.05pm at the left of the school.

Children in Nursery to Year 4, must be collected by a known adult. 

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Please find a copy of the menu for the Autumn Term here