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Important Start of Term Update

Dear Parents & Carers,
Happy New Year to you and I hope you all had a good and safe Christmas.

The Government made a decision on Wednesday to reopen most Primary Schools in England. Slough has not been listed as an area where we are required to delay the start to the term so WHA will be open to all children on Tuesday 5th January. Since June we have successfully operated in line with our Operational Plan and Risk Assessment and we will continue to do this.

When we return, it will be mandatory for ALL parents/carers to wear masks when they enter the school grounds. If parents/carers do not wear a mask we will be asking you to leave your children at the outside gates and staff will lead them into school. Up until now I have left it to parents discretion, but with the new strain of the virus becoming more prevalent and some parents not able to maintain the 2M rule, it will now be compulsory for parents to wear a mask on school grounds. Moving forward, we need to all work together to ensure our school is the safest environment it can be for our staff and children.

There are changes to the start and end of the day for most year groups. 
Back Gate
Reception - unchanged (8:30am start / 2:40pm finish)
Year 1 - Mon, Wed, Thurs & Fri 8:40am start / 2:50pm finish (Tuesday only: 3:30pm)
Year 5 - Mon, Wed, Thurs & Fri 8:50am start/ 3:00pm finish (Tuesday finish 4:00pm)
Year 6 - Mon, Wed, Thurs & Fri 9:00am start/ 3:10pm finish (Tuesday finish 4:15pm)
Front Gate:
Year 2 - (Unchanged)Mon, Wed, Thurs & Fri - 8:30am start / 2:40pm finish (Tuesday only: 3:30pm)
Year 3 - Mon, Wed, Thurs & Fri - 8:40am start / 2:55pm finish (Tuesday only: 4:00pm)
Year 4 - Mon, Wed, Thurs & Fri - 8:50am start / 3:10pm finish (Tuesday only: 4:15pm)
Unchanged. 8:30am / 12:30pm sessions begin
11:30am / 3:30pm sessions end


I look forward to welcoming all children back on Tuesday 5th January at the above times.


Kind Regards,

Coral Snowden

Principal - Western House Academy