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Please see the information below for details about contacting the COVID-19 helpline.


Department for Education coronavirus (COVID-19) helpline

The Department for Education coronavirus (COVID-19) helpline is available to answer questions about coronavirus (COVID-19) relating to education and children’s social care. Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline by calling:

Phone: 0800 046 8687

Opening hours:

Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm

Travel Restrictions and Quarantine


Please use this link to see the list of countries identified as being safe to travel to. If you are travelling to a country not on the list you will need to follow government guidance and quarantine for 14 days.


Gates Opening Times

Public Health Advice on Returning to School

Welcome Back Update

September Welcome Letter

Covid Risk Assessment for September 2020

September arrangements for all pupils

Good Luck Y6 Class of 2020

Letter from the Local Authority

September Arrangements

New Classes from September 2020

Co-op Academy Conversion & FSM Vouchers

Year 6 Leavers

Summer Holiday Update for Key Worker Parents

Update on Returning to School

Free School Meal Voucher Scheme Information 16.6.20

Coronavirus Symptoms Advice

Information for Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 Parents


Dear Parents and Carers,


As you are aware, we are hoping to welcome back more children from Monday 8th June. 

The first year groups that we are planning to offer places to are Reception and Year 1 children. As stated in previous letters, pupils will be placed in very small groups of 6. They will mostly sit at desks placed at 2 metres away from the rest of the group and from the staff. They will be taught by a member of staff who may not be their usual teacher. They will have to eat lunch inside their classroom. Each group will have to remain separate to all other groups for the whole of the day, including lunch and playtimes. Unfortunately, they will not be able to play with all of their usual toys and games or friends.

It is important that you are aware of these significant changes so that you will be able to prepare your child and make an informed decision on whether you wish to take up the offer of a place. We will be offering 2 days a week for each child from 9am until 2pm. Once we have final numbers, we will be able to confirm which days your child can attend and any final arrangements.We will also send out further information about provision and what a school day will look like. 

These arrangements do not apply to any children who have taken up key worker places, as they will be in separate groups.

We gauged initial responses via the parent survey. Thank you to everyone who completed this. We are now asking that all Reception and Year 1 parents, who wish to take a place for their child, let us know by Wednesday 3rd June at 2pm via Class Dojo.  Please confirm your place by sending a message to either Mrs Taylor or Mrs Day on Class Dojo. Please contact the school if you cannot access Class Dojo.

We will continue to update parents on our ability to offer places to any additional year groups over the coming weeks. I know that some parents may be disappointed that their child's year groups have not been offered placed at this time, but as you can imagine, we are governed by available space and available staffing. 

We very much hope that all children who are not in school are able to continue to enjoy the home learning opportunities available to them through Class Dojo. If you need any assistance in accessing Class Dojo, please just let us know. 

Thank you for your continued understanding. 


Many thanks, 

Mrs D Broadhurst, 


Clarice Cliff Risk Assessment

Letter to Parents

Re-opening school to more pupils


Please see the letters below for further information about the plans to open the school to more children in June.

Free School Meals


If your circumstances have changed over the last few weeks and you think you may be eligible foe free school meals please complete the form below and return it to school via email or contact the FSM team on 01782 236813.


Parent/carers who are in receipt of one or more of the following benefits will usually be eligible to claim FSM for their children:


  • Universal Credit (provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400, as assessed by earnings from up to three of your most recent assessment periods)
  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Pension Credit Guarantee Credit (PCGC)
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on. This is paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit  (WTC) (please contact us on 01782 236813 if this applies)

Also During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Government are temporarily extending free school meals eligibility to include some groups who have no recourse to public funds (NRPF), including:

  • children of Zambrano carers
  • children of families with no recourse to public funds with a right to remain in the UK on grounds of private and family life under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights
  • children of families receiving support under section 17 of the Children Act 1989 who are also subject to a no recourse to public funds restriction

These groups are also subject to a maximum household earnings threshold of £7,400 per annum.

The Government is also temporarily extending free school meal eligibility to children of a subset of failed asylum seekers supported under section 4 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.

This group is not subject to any maximum household earnings threshold.

This extension is temporarily in place due to the current unique circumstances. It covers both children who are attending school and children who are at home.

Free school meal application form

Dear Parents/ Carers, 


We hope that you and your families are keeping well. 


A gentle reminder that if your circumstances change and you require a school place for your child/ren due to being classed as a key worker, places must be booked in advance. 

If  you feel that this applies to you, please contact the school as soon as possible so that we can plan our staffing accordingly. 


Thanks and best wishes. 

Whilst your children are working at home, remind them to stay safe online using the 5 P's

The following document has lots of websites that you can refer to for online safety information and advice

The Stoke on Trent Together scheme can help you or somebody else who is isolating due to Covid-19

Please see the below letter for details of FSM from 30th March 2020

Free School Meal info

Letter From Mrs Broadhurst 20.3.20

We appreciate that the guidance around key workers is still not clear. Please help us to help you by responding to the below letter by 10am tomorrow.


Please do not call the office with queries on key workers, we will provide more information as soon as we have it.


Thank you



                          CORONAVIRUS – Important Advice


From 13th March 2020 the Government advice is for anyone showing any signs of a fever or persistent cough to stay at home and self isolate as a household for a minimum of 14 days. You do not need to report your child’s absence each day whilst they are not in school.


Please do not bring your child or siblings to school during this period, even if their symptoms improve and your child feels well.


Current advice is that you should not visit GP surgeries. Please use the NHS symptom checker online where possible so that more vulnerable people are able to use the telephone service.


How to look after your symptoms at home

  • rest and drink plenty of fluids
  • take paracetamol
  • cover the mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing
  • put used tissues in a bin
  • wash your hands regularly with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds

If you feel you can’t cope with your symptoms at home or your condition gets worse use the 111 online service again.



If after 14 days anyone in your household is still showing symptoms, please keep them at home and seek further advice from 111 online.


Thank you for supporting us.

Clarice Cliff Primary School

Please see below letter from Mrs Broadhurst dated 17.3.2020




See below for a list of cancelled events 

Please see the below information regarding resources for you to access in the event of self isolation