Attic conversion letter

We have been granted quite a substantial sum of money by the diocese to re-fit our attic out as a classroom space! We have had the clearance from the designers and the “steel man” and it’s all systems ahead starting in the half term holiday.

Now obviously there needs to be another flight of stairs to get to the class space so it’s not going to be finished in a week and, in order not to lose the grant, the money MUST be spent by the end of the financial year. We will therefore have workmen and work being carried out during the next half term. The flight of stairs that we all currently use to get to our classes will be out of bounds past the boys’ cloakroom.

So the big picture is for a brilliant new space, the immediate picture is for some disruption and upheaval to routines for the children in Years 1 – 6

The firm commissioned to do the work are familiar with working in schools and do a lot of work for the diocese across Yorkshire. They have a capable site manager who will be on hand every day and will be our first point of call for any praise or problems.  Working in partnership with them we will keep you abreast of the progress of the work and of any changes to our new routines. 

We are determined to minimise this disruption and so our morning and evening routines will be as follows:

Years 3, 4 and 5

Years 3, 4 and 5 will come into school up the external fire escape and through Year 4 / 5 classroom. Their coats and bags will be kept in their rooms also for this half term.

At the end of the day they will exit school via the fire escape  – so if you are coming to meet a child in those year groups please meet them in the back yard at the end of the day. 

Years 1, 2 and 6

Years 1, 2 and 6 will be met by their teachers at the beginning of the day in the hall, grown-ups you will not be able to get upstairs anymore I’m afraid. Please bring your child to the hall so that when the bell goes at 8.50am we can all walk in line up to class. Your child will then go up the Year 6 back steps.

You will be able to meet them at the end of the day in the front yard as usual but in order to minimise disruption to KS2 classes they will come out at 3.05pm with the Year 6 children.

During the next half term our playtimes will probably be in the back playground as the builders may need to park their vans in the front playground. There will be an array of clubs for children to access during lunchtimes so that there is a break from the busy atmosphere on the back yard. 

After the Easter holidays we will have our school back and a lovely new space for learning.

Gretl Young