Coronavirus

Updated Monday 4th January 2021

The school will be closed to all children, except those designated as vulnerable children and children of critical workers, due to Government action to prevent the spread of the new variant of Coronavirus in the community.

4th January 2021

Dear Parents / Guardians

As you are aware, the Government has instructed all primary schools in London to close due to the rising numbers of Covid-19 cases.  Grange Park Infant and Nursery School will remain closed to all children apart from vulnerable children and children whose parents are critical workers.  We will write again when we are told by the Department for Education that London primary schools can re-open.

Whilst the school is closed, we are providing online learning and you must login to Google Classroom to access your child’s work.  All parents were given login details last term however if you have forgotten them, please email your child’s teacher and they will arrange for a reminder to be sent to you.

If a member of your household tests positive for Covid-19, they must follow the guidance given to them by the NHS and the rest of the household must isolate for 14 days.  It is very important that you inform the school as soon as possible by sending an email to grangepkinf@gpin.school and let us know who has tested positive, the date they were diagnosed and what date their self isolation ends.

If you have travelled abroad during the Christmas break you must check the quarantine rules for the country you have visited and self isolate for the required amount of time after returning to the UK.

We hope that you and your family keep safe and well in these difficult times.

Yours sincerely

Kiran Thapar

Head Teacher

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Remote Education on Google Classroom

Whilst the school is closed, we are providing online learning and you must login to Google Classroom to access your child’s work.  All parents were given login details last term however if you have forgotten them, please email your child’s teacher and they will arrange for a reminder to be sent to you. Teacher’s email addresses can be found on the ‘My Year Group‘ pages.
If you have a technical problem with Google Classroom, please email pupilhomework@gpin.school. Please include what device you are using to sign in, and what problems you are having.

Children of critical workers / vulnerable children

The school will remain open to children who are designated as vulnerable, and to children of critical workers. More information can be found on the GOV.UK website:

GOV.UK – Critical workers and vulnerable children who can access schools or educational settings (opens in new tab)

Please email grangepkinf@gpin.school if you have any queries about this.

If your child is attending school, and they or anyone in your household experiences:

    • a high temperature
    • a new, continuous cough
    • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

or if they or anyone in your household tests positive for COVID-19, PLEASE DO NOT BRING YOUR CHILD TO SCHOOL. Please send an email to grangepkinf@gpin.school and let us know whether the person experiencing the symptoms has had a test, when they were diagnosed and what date their self-isolation ends.

Provision of meal vouchers for eligible families

Parents of children who are eligible for Pupil Premium will be contacted separately and meal vouchers will be arranged.

Families who have travelled abroad

If you have travelled abroad during the Christmas break, you must check the quarantine rules for the country you have visited, and self-isolate for the required amount of time after returning to the UK.


Letter from Mrs Thapar, 31st December 2020

Dear Parents
I hope you are all safe and well and have had a lovely break so far. I am sure you have heard the latest news regarding school closures. Hillingdon is one of the 22 Boroughs where children will not return to school on January 5th 2021.
I have had a meeting with School’s Senior Management Team and we have discussed contingency plan which I will share with you as soon as details are finalised.
This is what we know so far:-
  • Infant, Junior and Primary schools to only open for vulnerable and critical workers’ children until 18th January 2021. The Nursery will have the same arrangements as the main school
  • Critical worker parents or carers are able to notify schools that their children require full-time on-site provision.
  • Vulnerable children are expected to attend full-time on-site provision where it is appropriate for them to do so. This should remain a priority for primary educational providers.
  • Remote education should be of high quality and provided for all other pupils, the teachers will have this up and ready for Tuesday.
  • Eligible families will be sent School Meal Vouchers.
  • We know the families who don’t have remote access and we will contact you separately.
In the meantime, I wish you and all your families a Happy New Year for 2021.
Yours sincerely
Kiran Thapar
Head Teacher
Grange Park Infant and Nursery School

Activities and resources

In addition to Google Classroom, you may find this list of resources and activities useful.

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