The Government has now indicated the next steps we are to take in the fight against Coronavirus. Although the situation changes on a daily basis, I can now provide an outline for the next few days.
The school will close to all pupils on Friday 20th March.
On Monday 22nd March, the school will re-open to pupils of ‘key workers’ and those children who are most vulnerable children only.
The definition of vulnerable children and key workers is listed above. The aim is to provide school places for only those with no other care options so only pupils where both parents/carers (or single parent/carers) identify as Key Workers will be offered a place for their child/ren at school. To facilitate parents/carers will be required to provide details of employment to the school office before a place can be offered. Parents of pupils identified as vulnerable will be contacted directly by the school on Friday.
On Monday 22nd March, the school will be open only for pupils of key workers and those children who are vulnerable. We will continue to offer breakfast club from 7.30am, but no after school care. We will also be unable to provide school dinners so all children attending will require packed lunches.
Please do not bring your child to school unless you have confirmed their eligibility with us.
We appreciate that these actions are severe. This is the policy adopted by the Government and we are duty bound to follow it. These steps are aimed at reducing the number of children in school to help slow the spread of the disease. They are crucial to make sure the critical parts of the economy keep functioning and public services keep functioning.
To minimise risk of COVID-19 transmission every child who can be safely cared for at home should be.
Wishing you and your families well during this very difficult period.
Built in 1986, the school is a spacious and welcoming building that makes full use of its beautiful grounds. It hosts the only state run nursery provision in the catchment providing your child with the continuity of education from the age of three up to eleven.
The school prides itself in providing a welcoming and nurturing atmosphere where each individual child is given the opportunities they need to reach their full potential in all aspects of school life. This begins in Early Years Centre, and continues up until the children move to one of the local Secondary schools through our close linked transition process.
We offer a wide and varied quality curriculum with a commitment to sensible class sizes and high levels of adult support to enable teachers to tailor their teaching to the needs of the individual child. Alongside our classrooms we have a dedicated Art room, a cookery room and ICT suite all of which contribute to the quality learning experience for all our pupils.
Outside of school, there is a diverse selection of extra-curricular activities from sports to art. In addition to the after school clubs we also run a breakfast club from seven thirty every morning to give working parents a little more flexibility with their child care and, if you need your child to stay on site until six o’clock we also run an after school club.
We welcome visitors so why not come and have a look around. For further information or to book an appointment. contact David Purslow (Headteacher) on 01743 236520. We look forward to meeting you soon.
The Martin Wilson School & Early Years Centre
New Park Road
The Office is Closed for Lunch
New Park Road, Shrewsbury, Shrewsbury, SY1 2SP, United Kingdom
08:45 – 16:00