Covid 19 Updates & Catch Up Recovery Plan



It was fantastic to welcome our whole school community back to school on Monday morning.  Our children have made a super start and it has been great to see the life of our school return to the building. A huge thank you to our amazing Bradleys Both team for all their hard work in preparing school for everyone's return.  'Welcome back to school ' banners and bunting greeted the children as they arrived at the school gate on Monday morning. Thank you  to our wonderful school community for carefully following our protective measures put in place to help to continue to keep everyone safe.   


Following the recent Government announcement on schools returning to school, we are pleased and excited to confirm that our school will open to all children and staff on Monday 8th March 2021.  

Our school team are currently putting in place protective measures to support the smooth return to school.  In returning to school it is important to work together and follow the 'Arrangements, Procedures and Code of Conduct' document emailed to staff and parents.  

Our class staggered drop off and collection times are as follows: 

DROP OFF      CLASS                                              COLLECT

8.50am            Darwin Class 5 & Newton Class 4     3.30pm 

9.00am            Edison Class 3  & Franklin Class 2    3.20pm 

9.10am            Bell Class 1                                         3.10pm 

Please do not arrive at school before your child's designated drop off time. These staggered times have been arranged to reduce the number of people arriving and leaving the school site at any one time.  It is important for families to leave the school immediately after drop off or collection.  Please do not congregate outside the school gate. Thank you in advance for your understanding and help with this. 

We are all looking forward to welcoming back our children to school. 



Following a Government announcement this evening at 8.00pm by the Prime Minister, school has been closed following a national lockdown.  This means that school will not be open to children from tomorrow (Tuesday 5th January 2021). 

School staff will be planning and arranging Critical Key Worker and Vulnerable children provision during the day on Tuesday 5th January and parents are requested to email by 10.00am with their requirements.  This provision will then start from Wednesday 6th January 2021.  Thank you for your understanding.  

Class teachers will be making contact with their children through our class emails to provide remote learning tasks.  

Please stay safe and look after each other.

Take care everyone! 



PLEASE can all members of our school community ensure that they follow guidance on social distancing and all adults wear face coverings when arriving or collecting from the school site.  Class staggered drop off and collection times remain in place and MUST BE ADHERED TO BY ALL MEMBERS OF OUR SCHOOL COMMUNITY.

Our staggered drop off times are: 

8.50am Darwin Class 5 & Newton Class 4  (PLEASE DO NOT arrive before 8.50am)

9.00am Edison Class 3

9.10am Franklin Class 2 & Bell Class 1 (Updated 1.45pm on 04.01.2021)

Our school's staggered collection times are: 

3.10pm Bell Class 1 & Franklin Class 2 

3.20pm Edison Class 3 

3.30pm Newton Class 4 & Darwin Class 5

Families with siblings should continue to drop off and collect at previously agreed times so that each family only visits the school site once at each part of the day. 

PLEASE leave the school site immediately once you have collected your child at the end of the day and socially distance yourselves from other families as you leave.  Thank you everyone for helping everyone to stay safe and well. 


Now that term has ended for the Christmas holidays, parents and staff are requested to contact school using a dedicated Covid email  ( ) to report any positive test results between the 19th December and 24th December.  This will enable other members of class bubbles to be contacted as part of the track and trace process.  Further support and guidance can be found by visiting 

The school admin email and class email accounts will not be being monitored during these dates, so please email,uk should you need to report a positive case. 

PLEASE stay safe over the Christmas holiday.  Everyone at Bradleys Both wishes you a happy and safe family Christmas!  

The Covid Journey so far...

Following a great deal of preparation and hard work, our school re-opened for the start of Autumn term on Wednesday, 9th September 2020 for all children from Year 1 to 6 with one half of EYFS children attending school on Tuesday 8th September and Wednesday 9th September, while the other half of EYFS children attended school on Thursday 10th September and Friday 11th September. After this short induction to school, our new EYFS Reception children have joined the Year to Year 6 children on a full time basis. 

There have been some inevitable changes to routines and procedures within school to mitigate risks and keep everyone as safe as is possible.  We ask that children, parents and staff follow our 'Arrangements, Procedures and Code of Conduct' guidance. The children are working in Class bubbles, supported by a staff team.  Staggered starts and ends to the school day have been put in place alongside staggered break times and lunch times to keep bubble groups independent of each other where it is possible to do so.    

It has been great to welcome everyone back to school and see how calmly our children have returned to school life.  Everyone is approaching being back at school with great resilience and working hard with their learning.  Our Autumn term curriculum has been adapted to allow for reinforcement of learning loss, alongside our broad and balanced curriculum offer.  The Covid pandemic is incorporated within the children's learning to support their understanding and learn how we are working together to keep safe.