Glebelands Primary School

Stimulating Young Minds


UPDATE - New Lockdown Restrictions


Dear Parents/Carers,

Further to last night’s announcement by the Heath Secretary to place lockdown restrictions on Leicester and its surrounding areas, it has been necessary to put the following measures in place.


From Thursday 2nd July the school will be open only to children of Key Workers and those who have an EHCP.  We will continue to provide a school place for those pupils who have been in attendance throughout the period of partial closure.


Unfortunately the new restrictions will mean that pupils in Year 1 and Year 6 who are currently attending school on a rota basis will no longer be able to do so.   Given that the latest measures are set to be in place for a minimum of two weeks, it means that we will not see these pupils again before the end of term.


It is therefore with much sadness that I will be saying a final farewell in person to those Year 6 pupils who are in school today.   Regrettably we will no longer be able to welcome the Y6 children back to school for their leavers’ event which was due to take place on the 8th July.  The Year 6 staff team will be in touch with parents to inform them of revised plans for next week. 


The new restrictions will also mean that the arrangements put in place for other year groups to collect their personal items and see their teacher next week can no longer go ahead.  We will ensure that any items remain safely stored away until such a time as we can safely allow families back onto the school premises to collect them. 


For parents who are Key Workers and are sending their children to school, the usual arrangements will remain in place.  Children should continue to arrive at school for an 8:45am start and be collected from the large playground at 3:05pm.


I would also request that if your child has been in school, please let us know as soon as possible if they have been in contact with anyone who has tested positive for Covid-19. This will allow us to monitor our own situation more closely and put additional measures in place where necessary.


Finally, your child’s end of year reports were posted yesterday.  Accompanying this will be details of your child’s teacher for the new academic year.


I will ensure that we remain in regular contact with parents over the coming days and weeks and will keep you informed of any updates as we receive them.


Yours sincerely


L. Lee