Summer Holidays and COVID - 19 Information


School has now closed for the Summer Holidays. School will re-open for pupils from Monday 7th September. 

Parents should continue to check their emails for updates from school. Copies of all parent letters can be found further down this page under 'Information from School.' 


If you or your family need urgent help during the school holiday, please see the 'Emergency Contact Details' page. 

For information on Summer Home Learning please see our 'Summer Home Learning Guidance for Parents' page. This includes resources to help you talk to your children about the Coronavirus. 

For information on supporting SEN children at home, please see our 'SEN Resources for Home Learning' page.


Summer Home Learning

All children have been set Summer Home Learning for the school holidays. Please see your child's year group page under the 'pupils' tab for more information. You can also look at the 'Summer Home Learning Guidance for Parents' page for more help. 



COVID- 19 School re-opening

At Harry Gosling we were able to re-open for pupils in Nursery, Reception, Year 1, Year 5 and Year 6. School remained closed for children in Years 2, 3 and 4. Throughout the school closure, we also provided childcare for children of key workers, vulnerable children or those with EHC Plans. 

In September, we are planning for all children to return to school. We will be in touch in late August with more information. 

For government guidance for parents about the wider re-opening of schools, please click here. 


Risk Assessment

We have put many new measures in place to ensure that our school is as safe as possible for our pupils and staff. Please click here to see our re-opening risk assessment. 


Information from school

Information for EYFS families:

Quick guide for Reception parents - 3.6.20

Reception re-opening leaflet for parents - 3.6.20

Information for Year 1 families:

Year 1 re-opening leaflet for parents - 3.6.20

Information for Year 5 families

Year 5 re-opening leaflet for parents - 25.6.20

Information for Year 6 families:

Year 6 update - 9.6.20

Wider re-opening for Year 6 pupils - 1.6.20

Year 6 re-opening leaflet for parents - 21.5.20

Whole school information:

End of year - 16.7.20

Transition - 13.7.20

September re-opening - 10.7.20

Classes next year - 9.7.20

End of term dates - 25.6.20

Changes to childcare - 4.6.20

Re-opening information for parents - 21.5.20

Eid, Half Term and potential school re-opening - 19.5.20

Potential school re-opening - 13.5.20

Possible re-opening of school in June - 12.5.20

Welcome to Summer Term - 20.4.20

End of Spring Term - Update from Jennie and Emma - 3.4.20

School Closure - Update from Jennie and Emma - 27.3.20

Coronavirus letter - Key worker information - 20.3.20

Coronavirus letter - Home Learning 2 - 19.3.20

Coronavirus letter - Home Learning 1 - 18.3.20

Coronavirus letter - School updates - 17.3.20

Coronavirus letter - Potential School Closures - 16.3.20

Coronavirus letter - 12.3.20

Coronavirus letter - 28.2.20


Free School Meals (FSM)

During the pandemic, families who are eligible for government Free School Meals, received e-vouchers. This scheme will continue over the Summer Holiday. Please check your emails to redeem your vouchers. 

Please be aware that there have been scam emails sent to families about FSM. These scam emails have been asking for people to provide their bank. This email is a hoax. We will not ask you to provide any bank details.  

For more information about applying for FSM, please see our FSM page. 

Government Advice

Government advice is constantly changing. Please check these websites for the latest guidance.

NHS guidance on Coronavirus

Latest government advice from

Latest stay at home advice

The Public Health England Coronavirus blog


Government guidance says that the best way to prevent the spread of the virus is through good hygiene. We encourage families and children to take the following steps:

  • Washing hands regularly is the most important thing you can do! Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds. If soap is not available, use hand sanitiser. 
  • Keep your hands away from your face.
  • Cough or sneeze into a tissue. If a tissue is not available, use the crook of your elbow. 
  • Throw tissues into the bin.