IMPORTANT MESSAGE School reopening and update from Knowsley Council


I encourage as many of our parents/carers to complete the survey to assist our planning at Plantation.  Thank you, Mr Hanley


In order to assist school planning for the summer term and/or September, Knowsley Council have created a survey to ascertain the need for primary school places at this time.

Please can you follow the link below and fill this in as soon as possible .  Knowsley Council will then be able to collate each school’s data.  Parents/carers should only fill out one survey per school not per child.


IMPORTANT NOTICE – Reopening of schools

15th May 2020

Dear Parents and Carers

I hope you and your families are well.

As you will be aware the Prime Minister has said that primary schools may reopen from June 1st onwards if certain conditions are met.

 We are looking at how we can plan and prepare for this to happen in practical terms and we are seeking clarification on how we might start to organise groups of children returning and what this might look like. (For example: part-time arrangements, year groups coming in on certain days or starting back on different weeks, different times.)

 At this time, some points for parents/carers to consider:

  • Children would work in isolated groups not mixing with other groups of children.
  • Only specified year groups will be allowed back into school and this will be on a staggered timetable.
  • Siblings in other year groups would not be allowed to attend until their year group is permitted.
  • Not all year groups can be in school all of the time.
  • The same group of children will work in isolation from other groups of children.
  • Realistically, social distancing is very challenging with young children – we will do our best but cannot guarantee they will not touch, play or come into close contact with each other.
  • Class sizes will be no more than 15 children so children may not necessarily be with their friends, their normal teacher or teaching assistant.
  • School day start and finish times will be staggered to minimise parental contact.
  • Only one parent/carer will be allowed on site to collect and drop off.
  • The learning environment will be very different to what some children are used to with contact minimised.
  • There will be no before or after school provision as this would involve children mixing with other groups from across the school.
  • Children’s dates of return to school will be staggered and informed by the guidance received.

 If you feel the risks are too high to send your child to school, you will not be fined or held to account. Please know that whatever decisions we take; they are always going to be in the best interests of the safety of our children, staff and families.

In the meantime, the school is still open for vulnerable pupils and the children of key workers at this time.

Please check our website and Twitter for future updates and to stay informed rather than phoning school, unless absolutely necessary.  Our admin team is split between working from home and in school and this is a great help in supporting them deal with enquiries.

We miss each and every Plantation child and we only want them to return to school when we and you feel it is safe to do so.  Please take care and keep safe.

Mr Hanley