COVID-19 – Full Return to School Arrangements (September 2020)

For the detailed arrangements for the return to school on Wednesday 2nd September for all pupils , please see the attached letter sent on the 23rd August. This reiterates much of what was communicated to you in July, but also new guidance received during the summer break.

We are really looking forward to welcoming everyone back to school next week and a particularly warm welcome to those pupils and families joining us for the very first time.

We have continued to work hard during the summer break to ensure Thornham St.James Primary School is ready for the full re-opening to all pupils. Plenty of safety measures have been put in place to ensure the safety of pupils and staff. Please see our updated, approved risk assessment.


Return to school letter

Updated Risk Assessment





We would like to share some resources that may help parents and  children to prepare for their return to school.

Below you will find our Staying Safe Charter which outlines the routines that we will follow in order to stay as safe as we can at this time. There is also a short video entitled 'While We Can't Hug' which can help children understand the tricky concept of social distancing.





One of the main changes to our usual routines will be reduced class sizes. Children may hear these smaller groups referred to as 'Bubbles'. This short story might help children to understand this change and help to address and concerns they may have.

Click here to view the social distancing video, 'While We Can't Hug' 




Here's how we are all going to keep our hands super-clean!