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30th September 20

School Photos 1st October 2020


School Photos Thursday 1st October 2020


Individual school photos will be taking place this Thursday 1st October in the morning.


If your child would normally arrive to school in their Forest School clothes or P.E. kit, please send them to school in their school uniform (including school shoes) and bring their P.E. kit or Forest School clothes in a bag.


We are unable to invite siblings that do not attend Padiham Green to school this year due to the COVID-19 restrictions in place.


We will be doing sibling photos where all siblings are school pupils, however, this will be done on request. If you would like your children to have a sibling photo in school please may we ask that you notify the school office by 3pm tomorrow (Wednesday 30th September 2020).

COVID-19 Status 24.09.2020


We currently have no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in school in any of our bubbles. 


Please may we ask that if your child is off with COVID-19 related symptoms and you have accessed a test for them, that you immediately inform us of the result please. If you recieve this result outside of normal school hours, please email or use the contact form below (please include your child's name in the message) to let us know. Many thanks. 


If your child becomes unwell and has a recent onset of any of the following symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) please do not bring your child to school and call us on 01282 776855:

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

If you or your child have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus:

  1. Get a test to check if you or your child have coronavirus as soon as possible.
  2. Stay at home and do not have visitors until you get the test result – only leave your home to have a test. Please notify school of your child's result immediately. 

Anyone you or child live with, and anyone in your support bubble, must also stay at home until you get your result.

If your child is well but somebody else in their household has symptoms, please do not bring your child to school and contact school immediately and we will advise you of what you need to do. 

Please click this link to find out how you can arrange for your child to be tested - COVID19 Testing

Please also see COVID-19: guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection

Please also see Public Health England Staying at Home Guidance

Please also see

Our COVID-19 quick absence guide is attached to this post and answer FAQs regarding when your child should stay at home. 

Mr Dixon's Monday Morning Assembly



Please note: The new government restrictions From Monday 14 September:

"when meeting friends and family you do not live with (or have formed a support bubble with) you must not meet in a group of more than 6, indoors or outdoors" 

Full details can be found here

Apply for a secondary school place, click on the logo below.



If your child is in year six you should apply for a place at a secondary school.  Applications are open between September and October each year.  You need to apply for a place at a secondary school, even if it’s linked to your child’s current primary school, or your child's brother or sister is already at the school.



Please click on the Lancashire image below to take you to the Lancashire County Council website.


If you need to access public transport to access school, you can find the 'Coronavirus (COVID-19): safer travel guidance' attached to this post. 

Year 3 Forest School


Year 3 will have Forest School every Thursday pm until the half term from this Thursday 10th September. 

Please send your child to school in their Forest School clothes and a warm waterproof coat. They will need to wear old trainers or wellies as they are likely to get wet and muddy. Please do not bring a change of uniform with them as we are trying to limit the amount they are bringing to school from home each day. 

They will remain in their Forest School clothes all day and therefore if they are wearing wellies they will need to bring these in a bag and wear trainers or shoes during the day please as they will not have Forest School until the afternoon. 

Forest School will finish just before home time and they may be wet and muddy when you collect them. 

If they are attending our after-school club or a private after-school club they may bring a change of dry clothes to use in case they do get wet. 

Welcome Back: September Opening Information


The Government plans for all children to return to school full time in September 2020.  Following the guidance issued by the Government last week, we would like to share our Padiham Green plans.

The children will be back in school on Wednesday 2nd September. This is not the case for the new Reception class.  Please see separate transition information for these children.

All children will wear full PG uniform.

We ask that children do not bring book bags, pencil cases and rucksacks into school each day.  They should bring their PE bags with them on the first day and then these will remain in school for the half term.  Following a further review of updated guidance, packed lunches can be brought to school in a lunch box, providing this can be hung on a peg and is throughly washed each evening. 

We are not able to provide water bottles or cups during the day, so all children must bring a water bottle able to contain enough water for the day. 

Each class will form ‘a bubble’ and movement between bubbles will be kept to a minimum.

Start and Finish times

We have made the decision not to stagger start and finish times as we appreciate this is difficult for parents to manage.  Instead, we ask for your help by requesting where possible, that children from different classes enter the school grounds using different entrances. We will expect everyone to maintain an appropriate Social Distance.

Classes 1, 2, 3: Enter school through the Green Lane gate and wait in class areas marked on the playground, outside the classrooms. Older junior siblings should be sent around the side of school to the junior yard via the pirate ship. 

Classes 4, 5: Enter school through the main school gate and wait on the junior yard in class areas marked on the playground.

Class 6:  Enter school through the main entrance.

The Greenway entrance will be open for all year groups for them to assemble in the correct area prior to start of school.

We would ask that children don’t arrive at school before 8.45am in order to limit the time that the children are in the outside areas.

Gates will not open any earlier than 8.45am (with exception for those using our breakfast club). Children will be met by their class teacher in the yard and hand sanitiser will be used by all children before entering school.  

Gates will open again at 3.20pm. We ask that whilst waiting to collect your child that you line-up in the relevant box for your child's class please, entering through the relevant gate listed above. Please do not gather around the junior door, but instead line-up down in the junior yard for years 4 and 5.   

We ask that everyone observes social distancing from other households whilst in school or on the school grounds please. 

Breaks and lunchtimes

Break times and lunchtimes will be staggered, with teachers and teaching assistants covering their own classes. 

Lunches will be eaten in classrooms and for those opting for school dinners, children will receive a packed lunch prepared by school, including a hot-sandwich (for the first three days this lunch will include a cold ham or cheese sandwich).


In September, the office will be open as normal from 8.45 until 3.45.

We ask that if you have any queries or questions that you contact school on 01282 776855 rather than entering the school reception area please. If you would like to speak to a specific member of staff or you have any queries for your child's class teacher, you can do so by calling school and making an appointment to see them.

Due to the government guidance we will not be able to arrange for staff to meet you at the reception area before or after school without an appointment... with the exception of specific safeguarding issues. 

Arrangements in classrooms 

Tables will be arranged facing the front of the classroom.

Tables and equipment used, will be disinfected at the end of the day. 

Reading books will not be taken home in September.  

P.E. will take place outdoors whenever possible. 

Children will be encouraged to social distance whilst in school or in the school yard. 

Breakfast and After school Club

After school club will operate as normal.  We ask that parents book children in by Wednesday for the following week in order to ensure we have the correct staffing ratios.

Both Breakfast and After School Club will take place in the hall to allow correct social distancing, this will mean that we are only able to offer a cold snack after school. These sessions will be split into infants and juniors. Parents are asked to please not enter the school building and ring the out of school club bell and where a member of staff will meet you at the door.  

PE Kits

P.E. Kits should be ordered via telephone and paid for on ParentPay and then school will label kit and bags and distribute directly to children in September– unfortunately due to the guidance sizes cannot be exchanged.

What the children will be reminded to do whilst at school: 

  • Wash hands regularly.
  • Use tissues to ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’. 
  • Keep a distance from each other with no unnecessary contact.  

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