Milton Park Primary School

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School Closure January 4th 2021


Monday 4th January 2021

School Partial Closure


Dear Parents and Carers,


In response to the Governmental announcement this evening Milton Park Primary School will be closed, moving to remote education until further notice from tomorrow.


As in March 2020, we remained open to Key Worker and Vulnerable Children.  The government definitions are listed at the foot of this letter.  School timings will be as normal, as will breakfast and after school club.


I would ask that if you are a key worker, please only send in your children if, and when you need to for whole school days that you are working, the fewer contacts the less chance of transmission


You will understand that the timing of this announcement (of which we had no prior knowledge) means that there is much to organise over the next few days. The Government are yet to release information around free school dinners, new regulations and any health and safety changes.  Therefore, we will need to send further updates tomorrow as information is released, please bear with us.


Remote learning will begin on Wednesday, I will send more detail regarding this out tomorrow.


I apologise for the short notice and understand that this is not ideal



Government Definitions


Vulnerable children and young people include those who:

are assessed as being in need under section 17 of the Children Act 1989, including children and young people who have a child in need plan, a child protection plan or who are a looked-after child

have an education, health and care (EHC) plan

have been identified as otherwise vulnerable by educational providers or local authorities (including children’s social care services), and who could therefore benefit from continued full-time attendance, this might include:

children and young people on the edge of receiving support from children’s social care services or in the process of being referred to children’s services

adopted children or children on a special guardianship order

those at risk of becoming NEET (‘not in employment, education or training’)

those living in temporary accommodation

those who are young carers

those who may have difficulty engaging with remote education at home (for example due to a lack of devices or quiet space to study)

care leavers

others at the provider and local authority’s discretion including pupils and students who need to attend to receive support or manage risks to their mental health


Key Workers

Health and social care

This includes, but is not limited to, doctors, nurses, midwives, paramedics, social workers, care workers, and other frontline health and social care staff including volunteers; the support and specialist staff required to maintain the UK’s health and social care sector; those working as part of the health and social care supply chain, including producers and distributors of medicines and medical and personal protective equipment.

Education and childcare

This includes:


support and teaching staff

social workers

specialist education professionals who must remain active during the coronavirus (COVID-19) response to deliver this approach

Key public services

This includes:

those essential to the running of the justice system

religious staff

charities and workers delivering key frontline services

those responsible for the management of the deceased

journalists and broadcasters who are providing public service broadcasting

Local and national government

This only includes those administrative occupations essential to the effective delivery of:

the coronavirus (COVID-19) response, and the delivery of and response to EU transition

essential public services, such as the payment of benefits and the certification or checking of goods for import and export (including animal products, animals, plants and food), including in government agencies and arms length bodies

Food and other necessary goods

This includes those involved in food:




sale and delivery

as well as those essential to the provision of other key goods (for example hygienic and veterinary medicines)

Public safety and national security

This includes:

Police and support staff and Ministry of Defence civilians

contractor and armed forces personnel (those critical to the delivery of key defence and national security outputs and essential to the response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and EU transition)

fire and rescue service employees (including support staff)

National Crime Agency staff

those maintaining border security, prison and probation staff and other national security roles, including those overseas

Transport and border

This includes those who will keep the air, water, road and rail passenger and freight transport modes operating during the coronavirus (COVID-19) response and EU transition, including those working on transport systems through which supply chains pass and those constructing or supporting the operation of critical transport and border infrastructure through which supply chains pass.

Utilities, communication and financial services

This includes:

staff needed for essential financial services provision (including but not limited to workers in banks, building societies and financial market infrastructure)

the oil, gas, electricity and water sectors (including sewerage)

information technology and data infrastructure sector and primary industry supplies to continue during the coronavirus (COVID-19) response

key staff working in the civil nuclear, chemicals, telecommunications (including but not limited to network operations, field engineering, call centre staff, IT and data infrastructure, 999 and 111 critical services)

postal services and delivery

payments providers

waste disposal sectors


For year group details, go to our website, follow the link or type in the address below


 School Contact Details

01934 624868



Kind Regards and Stay Safe


Katharine Jordan