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School Restart Information Update

Following the Minister of Education's statement  last week plans for re-opening the school will be as follows:


Week beginning 24th August:

Pupils will attend in two groups, A and B, as per previous text message sent to all families:


Monday 24th/Tuesday 25th    P7   Group A only (12.30pm finish)

Thursday 27th/Friday 28th      P7   Group B (12.30pm finish)



Children's groups remain as per Information booklets sent home



Thursday 27th    P2 to P6    Group A (12.30pm finish)

Friday 28th         P2 to P6    Group B (12.30pm finish)


There will be no lunches on these days.


On these days, and for the foreseeable future, doors will be open for pupils from 8.40am until 9.00am. This will reduce the numbers of pupils entering the building at any one time.


Doors for pupil entry:

P1  - P3    Bottom doors in Infant Playground

P4 - P5     Middle doors at main office

P6 - P7     Top doors in Senior Playground


We kindly request that parents and guardians leave the school premises as quickly as possible. Thank you for your support in this.


From week beginning Monday 31st August:


All pupils will be able to return to school on a full time basis.


Please note Monday 31st August will be a 12.30pm finish.

From Tuesday 1st September :

Doors will continue to be open from 8.40am until 9.00am for all pupils.

Children should not be in the playground. before 8.40am

School will finish as normal at the following times:


P1          As per information sent home already

P2          2pm finish Monday to Friday

P3          2pm finish Monday, Wednesday, Friday /

               3pm finish Tuesday and Thursday

P4 - P7   3pm finish Monday to Thursday.

               2pm finish Friday


School dinners in the form of a packed lunch will be available from Tuesday 1st September. These will be delivered to the classrooms.


Children are expected to wear full school uniform and are permitted to bring school bags and lunch boxes each day. These will be kept on pegs in cloakroom areas throughout the school day.


Each child will be provided with a zip folder  for all of their stationery items, such as their own pencils and pens, which will be kept in school.


We hope to open our Breakfast and Two O'Clock Clubs as soon as possible and will get information on this to you as soon as this is available.


We are looking forward to welcoming all the children back to Brooklands after such a long time apart. All staff are very aware of the anxieties children may be feeling as they start the new academic year and our focus will be on the children's well being and happiness after a long period away from the classroom.


May we take this opportunity to once again thank you for all your support during what has been an exceptionally challenging time for all.


We now look ahead with hope and positivity for the year and happy times to come within Brooklands Primary School.


Kindest Regards, Mr Armstrong, Mrs Smart and the Brooklands Team