Contact Information

St Thomas CE (VC) Primary School
Sherwood Avenue
Huddersfield

HD2 1RQ

 

Tel:

01484 226557

 

Email:

office@stthomas.org.uk

parents@stthomas.org.uk

 

Office hours:

8.00am - 4.00pm

 

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School Places for Critical Workers

 

Dear Parents & Carers,

 

As you will know, schools are closed for the majority of students due to the alarming transition rate of the new strain of Covid-19 variant, to reduce household mixing and reduce pressure on the NHS. We therefore ask you to only apply for critical worker school cover if you have explored all other options and still need support.

 

The guidance states that only one critical worker parent is required to access a place however, due to the number of applications we have received, we are prioritising households where all adults are critical workers. 

 

The definition of a critical worker, as outlined by the Government, is shared below: 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-maintaining-educational-provision/guidance-for-schools-colleges-and-local-authorities-on-maintaining-educational-provision

 

In contrast to the spring lockdown, families do have the option of forming a childcare bubble with another household - https://www.gov.uk/guidance/making-a-childcare-bubble-with-another-household. I know this will be the preferred option for many of you as it reduces the number of other children and adults that your own child/ren mixes with and lowers your personal risk. 

 

If you fulfill all of the criteria above and do want to request school cover for your child/ren please contact the office for an application form. We will also need a letter from your employer/s confirming your hours of work/rota and that you are employed in a critical worker role.

 

Kind regards 

Kate Meade

Acting Headteacher 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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