Return to School

We will undertake a ‘soft start’ return from Wednesday 12 to Friday 14 August, with all pupils attending full-time by Monday 17 August. Click on the relevant box for details.

Preferably, pupils should walk to school. Where pupils are dropped off by car, we respectfully ask that this is not directly at the school gates to prevent entry areas becoming overcrowded. Only young people with additional support needs or an injury should be dropped off in proximity to the school. 

Parents will not be able to enter the school building, in accordance with government guidelines, but in the event of an emergency, specific arrangements will be made with parents to allow safe collection of their child.

All young people will be asked to wash or sanitise their hands when they arrive at school and this will be encouraged throughout the day, especially after lunchtime. 

Where possible we ask that all young people bring clean tissues to school. They may also bring their own personal sanitiser if parents wish. School clothes should be washed as per normal routine and we ask that pupils only bring essential personal items to school. See Advice for Parents.

Assemblies and other large gatherings such as school shows and Parents Evenings will not take place during the first term, subject to continued review and scientific advice

Wednesday 12, Thursday 13 and Friday 14

  • Start 09.15 drop off at Chamberlain Road Playground
    Staff will meet and take into school
  • Collect at 12.00 noon

Monday 17 – Friday 21

  • Start 08.45 drop off at Chamberlain Road Playground
  • Collect at 14.15

Wednesday 12, Thursday 13 and Friday 14

  • Start 08.45 drop off at Chamberlain Road Playground
  • Collect at 14.15

Monday 17 – Friday 21

  • Start 08.45 drop off at Chamberlain Road Playground
  • Collect at 14.15

Wednesday 12, Thursday 13 and Friday 14

  • Start 08.45 – assemble in designated area in Infant Playground across from P.E.
  • Collect at 15.15

Monday 17 – Friday 21

  • Start 08.45 – assemble in designated area in Infant Playground across from P.E.
  • Collect at 15.15

Wednesday 12, Thursday 13 and Friday 14

  • Start 09.15 – assemble in designated area in Infant Playground across from P.E.
  • Finish at 15.45

Monday 17 – Friday 21

  • Start 09.15 – assemble in designated area in Infant Playground across from P.E.
  • Collect at 15.45

Wednesday 12, Thursday 13 and Friday 14

  • Start 09.15 – go directly to classroom
  • Finish at 15.45

Monday 17 – Friday 21

    • Start 09.15 – go directly to classroom
    • Finish at 15.45

Wednesday 12, Thursday 13 and Friday 14

  • Start 09.00 – go directly to classroom
  • Finish at 15.30

Monday 17 – Friday 21

    • Start 09.00 – go directly to classroom
    • Finish at 15.30
    • N.B. finish at 15.35 if with Secondary teacher

Wednesday 12
09.00 report directly to Tutor class in the south campus building. Timetables will be issued along with details for Friday 14 onwards.  School ends 15.35.

  • 1Crawfurd G1
  • 1 Montgomerie G3
  • 1 Smith G4
  • 1 St John G5

Thursday 13 – NOT in school

From Friday 14 follow timetable

  • Monday- Friday: Start 09.55 go directly to period 2 class
  • School ends 16.30

Wednesday 12
09.00 report directly to Tutor class. Timetables will be issued along with details for Friday 14 onwards. School ends 15.35.

  • 2 Crawfurd B8 (North)
  • 2 Montgomerie F4
  • 2 Smith P15
  • 2 St John F2

Thursday 13 – NOT in school

From Friday 14 follow timetable

  • Fridays: Start 09.00 go directly to period 1 class
    School ends 15.35
  • Monday-Thursday: Start 09.55 go directly to period 2 class
    School ends 16.30

Wednesday 12
09.00 report directly to Tutor class in south campus. Timetables will be issued along with details fromfor Friday 14 onwards. School ends 15.35.

  • 3 Crawfurd F3
  • 3 Montgomerie F1
  • 3 Smith G2
  • 3 St John P6

Thursday 13 – NOT in school

From Friday 14 follow timetable

  • Fridays: Start 09.55 go directly to period 2 class
    School ends 16.30
  • Monday-Thursday: Start 09.00 go directly to period 1 class
    School ends 15.35

Wednesday 12 – NOT in school

Thursday 13
09.00 report directly to Tutor class. Timetables will be issued along with details for Friday 14 onwards. School ends 15.35.

  • 4 Crawfurd P10
  • 4 Montgomerie S2
  • 4 Smith C1 (North)
  • 4 St John S1

From Friday 14 follow timetable

  • Monday-Friday: Start 09.55 go directly to period 2 class
  • School ends 16.30

Wednesday 12 – NOT in school

Thursday 13
09.00 report directly to Tutor class. Timetables will be issued along with details for Friday 14 onwards. School ends 15.35.

  • S5: Cr C2     Mo C3    Sm G5    StJ G1
  • S6: Cr C7     Mo P7    Sm C4    StJ F5

From Friday 14 follow timetable

  • Monday-Friday: Start 09.00 go directly to period 1 class
  • School ends 15.35
  • Discourage social physical contact by pupils ( hand to hand greetings/hugs)
  • Encourage your child to walk to school. If you must travel by car, park some distance away and walk to the school.
  • Do not enter the school buildings or grounds unless required.
  • Do not congregate at the school gates.
  • Maintain 2m social distancing from all adults including staff.
  • Normal school uniform should be worn. On the day they have P.E. timetabled, pupils from P1-S3 should wear their PE kit all day.
  • Once S4-S6 Wednesday sports recommence pupils should change at home at lunchtime.
  • School uniform/clothing should be washed/cleaned as normal
  • Pupils should not bring cleaning products other than sanitiser
  • Do not send your child to school if they are unwell for any reason.
  • Advise your child that they MUST inform a member of staff if they feel unwell with symptoms of COVID-19. Come and collect your child immediately if the school advises you they are unwell.
  • Face coverings should not be required for most young people. Those clinically advised to wear a covering are an exception.
  • If you feel that your child is clinically at risk or there are family circumstances you wish the school to be aware of, then please contact us.
  • Storing and providing access to lost property during the Covid-19 restrictions is challenging. Please make sure that all your child’s personal belongings are named.

Please reinforce these messages for young people  before they return to school

  • Wash Hands with soap regularly for at least 20 seconds
  • Catch Your Cough – use a tissue to catch it, then bin and kill it (give your child tissues to carry)
  • Don’t Touch Your Face to help prevent spreading germs
  • Keep Your Distance – stay 2m away from adults

Please note that initially there will be no interval service in the Refectory or south campus atrium. All water dispensers have been removed or disconnected. Pupils should bring their own snack and drink/water bottle to school. Bottled water will be on sale.

A restricted lunch menu will be offered initially. There will be 3 lunchtimes

    • Primary
    • Secondary 09.00 start
    • Secondary 09.55 start

Full details of the food service will be published on the web site w/b 10 August.