Update 30.10.20

The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) is an independent charity that provides some fantastic resources and guidance for schools. 



Update 29.09.20

Letter to families 29.09.20

Update 23.09.20

Update 22.09.20

Pupil Absence during Covid-19 A Reference Guide for Parents

Update 21.09.20

“Where a class, group or small number of pupils need to self-isolate, or there is a local lockdown requiring pupils to remain at home, we expect schools to have the capacity to offer immediate remote education.” - DfE September 2020

Home Learning Plan - Autumn 2020

Update 17.09.20

Letter to families 17.09.20



Update 11.09.20

Due to the protective measures in place, assemblies in the hall will not take place during the Autumn term. 

Class teachers will lead weekly class assemblies and Mrs Bright will lead a remote assembly each week. 

Mrs Melling will lead Celebration Assesmbly remotely and the children's certificates will be posted on Class Dojo for families to see and celebrate. 


Update: 07.09.20

Here are some photos of the classrooms - we cannot wait to see the children back in school tomorrow! 



The guidance about self-isolation for those travelling to the UK is clear that you may be fined £1,000 if you do not self-isolate.  If you arrive from any country that is not listed as being exempt as shown in the link below then you MUST self-isolate.

Countries and territories exempt from advice against all but essential international travel

Parental Guidance on Self-isolation from the Local Authority

How to wear a face covering - Guidance for staff and visitors


Update: 02.09.20

Letter to families 02.09.20

Parents Guide from Open Minds


Update: 26.08.20

We will be able to send reading books home in September and children will be able to bring a book bag to school.
We will be sending as little home as possible and we ask that children do not bring any toys or items from home, including key rings on book bags.
We will allow time for returned reading books to decontaminate before sending them out again.

Update 25.08.20

Returning to school after lockdown - powerpoint resource


Update 09.07.20

Letter to families 09.07.20

Update 20.06.20

Letter to families 20.06.20


Update 11.06.20

From Wednesday 17th June, we will be opening school more widely for the priority groups that we are able to safely accommodate. Eligible families will be contacted by school directly. The information below should be read through carefully before children return to school. 

Letter to eligible families 11.06.20

Flow chart - pupil attendance and clinical vulnerability

School bubble booklet

Parent's guide - emotional health and well being

Local Authority Information for Parents on COVID-19

Update 10.06.20

Letter to families 10.06.20


Update 09.06.20

Letter from Julie Jenkins, Director of Children and Young People's Service, Calderdale MBC


Update 08.06.20

Inspired by a member of staff, we challenged ourselves to learn some Makaton. Here's another special message for our wonderful school community, with thanks to staff at Central Street and Stubbings.


Update 29.05.20

Letter from Julie Jenkins, Director of Children and Young People's Service, Calderdale MBC

The Local Authority's advice regarding wider opening of schools remains the same. Our school will remain closed and we will await contact from the Local Authority next week.

Childcare for vulnerable children and children of key workers will continue, based at Central Street. 


Update 22.05.20

Letter to families 22.05.20


Useful resources:

Everybody Worries: An online picture book for children who are worried about Coronavirus



Update 19.05.20

Central Street will not be opening more widely from June 1st. Childcare for vulnerable children and children of key workers will continue, based at Central Street. 

Letter to families 19.05.20

Letter from Julie Jenkins, Director of Children and Young People's Service, Calderdale MBC


Update 18.05.20

There will be no childcare provision for vulnerable children or children of critical key workers during half term (w/c 25th May) due to preparation and deep cleaning required within school.

Letter to families 18.05.20


Update 15.05.20

Letter to families 15.05.20


Update 12.05.20

Letter from Julie Jenkins, Director of Children and Young People's Service, Calderdale MBC

Letter to families 12.05.20

Government and DfE publications:




Update 10.05.20

In this evening's announcement the Prime Minister suggested that schools may be in a position to re-open from the 1st June. Mr Johnson proposed a phased return starting with Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 children. 

We will await further detailed guidance from the DfE, Local Authority and Unions as we begin to respond to this announcement and plan for reopening. We will also be considering how we can continue to provide childcare for vulnerable children and children of key workers. 

There is a significant amount to consider. These are unprecedented times and we continue to ask for your patience and support. Families will be kept informed via emails and updates on the website. 


Update 06.05.20

Letter to families 06.05.20


Update 05.05.20

Safeguarding our community 

At a glance document with details of local and national agencies supporting families during COVID 19. With thanks to All Saints Infant & Junior School who produced the document and shared with all schools across Calderdale. 


Update 09.04.20

A special message for our wonderful school community...

Update 08.04.20

Some resources to help explain Coronavirus to children.  Click the images.

The whole world is talking about the corona virus. Schools have closed, and children are asking a lot of questions. This short film uses PLAYMOBIL to help explain in a way that children can understand what is happening right now, what we can all do to ease the situation, and why it so important to avoid contact with other children and adults .


Update 01.04.20

COVID 19 Child protection & Safeguarding Arrangements


Update 27.03.20

Our school is closed until further notice.  
Emergency childcare provision will now be provided through a hub based at Riverside  Junior School. The message from the Government remains the same:


If you are able to keep your child at home, you should.



This emergency provision is only for vulnerable children including those with SEND and social worker involvement. It is also for families with critical workers whose work is essential to the COVID 19 response.  

The provision will be open Monday to Friday, 8:30am - 3:30pm. Children are required to bring a packed lunch and own snacks for the day. 
If you feel you qualify and you require an emergency childcare place, please contact school via email: admin@centralstreet.calderdale.sch.uk
The provision will be open during the Easter holidays.


Update 24.03.20

Letter from Julie Jenkins, Director of Children and Young People's Service,

Calderdale MBC


Update 23.03.20

Letter from Julie Jenkins, Director of Children and Young People's Service, Calderdale MBC


Update 22.03.20

Although we remain open for a small number of key worker and vulnerable children, not as an educational setting but as a safe space with a very skeleton staff, we would like to direct you to this advice from the Education Secretary on behalf of the Government.

You should only send your child to school on Monday if you have to, because your work is critical to our COVID-19 response. 

If you are able to keep your child at home, you should.



Letter to families 20.03.20 

Update 20.03.20

  • School will only be open on Monday for children with an EHC plan, children with a social worker and children of critical workers. 
  • Every child who can be safely cared for at home should be. 
  • There is no requirement for families to send children to school if they do not need to or wish to do so. 
  • Critical workers include NHS staff, police, farmers and food retail workers who need to be able to go to work. A full list of critical workers and further information is vailable.  

Letter to families 19.03.20

Update 19.03.20

  • All schools will close at the end of the school on Friday for most pupils
  • Details regarding arrangements for vulnerable children and the children of key workers will follow
  • Home learning activities will be set via Class Dojo. Please login as soon as possible https://www.classdojo.com/en-gb/?redirect=true 
  • Useful websites for home learning are available on our Home Learning page 


Letter to families 18.03.20

BBC - How families can cope with self-isolating together


Update 17.03.20

  • Social distancing is recommended
  • Schools remain open
  • If a child, or family member within the home displays symptoms the whole household should self-isolate for 14 days
  • If staff, or a member of their family within the home displays symptoms the whole household should self-isolate for 14 days
  • People with underlying health conditions are advised to self-isolate
  • We will send children home if they display symptoms.
  • We are settin up ClassDojo for home learning. Please try to log in as soon as possible. Details will be sent home with children today. 



Update 16.03.20

  • Visitors on site will be limited
  • Families are asked to contact the school via phone or email whenever possible (rather than popping in)
  • Playgroup is cancelled until further notice
  • Families will not be able to attend Celebration Assemblies - we will take photos of your child if they get an award and share it will you.


Letter to families 15.03.20


Useful websites: