UPDATED -Pix Brook Academy Prospective Parents Opening Information
SCHOOL TOUR CANCELLATION - IMPORTANT UPDATE - 4TH NOVEMBER 2020
Dear Prospective Parents / Carers
It is with regret that I write to inform you that following the announcement by the Government last Saturday, from this Thursday (5th November) until Wednesday 2nd December, we will be unable to undertake tours of the school. I am deeply sorry that I am unable to fulfil our commitment and desire to show you the school however Government measures include the following:
• Requiring people to stay at home, except for specific purposes.
• Preventing gathering with people you do not live with, except for specific purposes.
This is obviously hugely frustrating however guidance from the BEST Trust and Public Health England make it clear that these are considered to be non-vital interactions and as such must be postponed.
Currently, our intention is to re-start the tours on Thursday 3rd December, however this is dependent on the circumstances at the time. We will be producing a virtual tour of the school and should you wish to receive a school brochure you would be most welcome to collect one from the school reception at your convenience. Alternatively please download the information pack via link at bottom of page.
We will look to provide an opportunity for parents to re-book a visit to the school in the new year. Please accept my apologies for the change, unfortunately it is yet another consequence of the pandemic.
Dear Prospective Parents
The current situation regarding COVID-19 means that a “normal” open evening is highly unlikely to be possible in November. This is obviously a great disappointment to all at PBA. In lieu of the normal open evening, I would still like to offer prospective parents an opportunity to see the school.
Because of the need to minimise contact between pupils and parents from different bubbles, I am proposing that we make the school available to visitors at the end of the school day. I am also offering different weeks to each of the lower schools to avoid pupils and parents from different schools mixing. In this way, I hope to be able to minimise contact between pupils who attend different settings.
Clicking the appropriate lower school link below, will take you to an appointment page where you will be able to arrange a time to visit the school. Tours will be for approximately 30 minutes and will be in groups of six. Times will operate at 3:30pm, 4pm and 4:30pm. Please can I ask that just one parent accompany each child to enable the group not to exceed six. Please do not book more than two spaces per family. It is also important that you access the correct link for your lower school. As per Government guidance, we will require adult visitors to wear face masks.
Dates for the tours are: CANCELLED UNTIL DECEMBER 3RD
Roecroft Lower School
Week commencing Monday 16th Nov
St Marys Lower School
Week commencing Monday 23rd Nov
Fairfield Lower School
Week commencing Monday 2nd Nov & week commencing Monday 30th Nov
Gothic Mede Academy
Week commencing Monday 7th Dec
Week commencing Monday 14th Dec
You will appreciate that this is a significant commitment in terms of time and staffing. The tours will focus on the KS2 element of the building and provide an insight into the KS3 and KS4 provision without touring these areas. It is a shame that we cannot give you an opportunity to see the pupils in class, but social distancing makes this impossible.
These are very strange times but I hope you will find the time to visit our school and I look forward to seeing you soon.
Mr S Adams