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Changes to our Transition Arrangements for Children Starting in September 2021 due to COVID Restrictions not being lifted for at least another 4 weeks.


21st June 2021


Dear Parents and Carers


R.E Changes to our transition arrangements for Reception Children September 2021


It is with great sadness that due to the latest government guidance we have had to cancel our in-school Story-time Sessions on: Wednesday 30th June, 7th July and 14th July as we are no longer allowed to have children visiting from different nursery school bubbles.


We will replace these sessions with two live Zoom Story-time Sessions with either Mrs Chapman or Mrs Macdonald on Wednesday 30th June and Wednesday 7th July at 2:00p.m.


This is not ideal as we were looking forward to meeting the children in person. The sessions will however at least allow the children to see their new teachers albeit on a computer screen. 


We will now have to change our programme for September, slightly delaying the fulltime start for all the children as we won’t have met the children in person before September. This delay will enable us to plan more effectively for the needs of all the children and help them to make the most successful start to Primary School.


I apologise for any inconvenience these necessary changes may cause. Please see the revised timetable below:






Thursday 2nd September

Parental School Visits

Parental School Visits

Friday 3rd September

Parental School Visits

Parental School Visits

Monday 6th September

Parental School Visits

Group A  1:00-3:15p.m

Tuesday 7th September

Group A 8:30/8:55-11:45a.m

Group B 1:00-3:15p.m

Wednesday 8th September

Group A 8:30/8:55 all-day stay for lunch

Group B 8:30/8:55-11:45a.m

Group A collected 3:15p.m

Thursday 9th September

Group A and B

All children full time stay for lunch

Group A and B

All children collected 3:15p.m

Friday 10th September

Group A and B

All children full time stay for lunch

Group A and B

All children collected 3:15p.m


Please see additional information sheets for Group A and B for further information Zoom links etc. 


If you have any questions or need any further details, please don’t hesitate to contact.

Kind regards


Peter McCabe Headteacher

Welcome to St Simon of England RC Primary School


Dear Parents and Carers


Many thanks for choosing St Simon of England RC Primary School as the first school for your children. We are all looking forward to welcoming you and your children to the school.


I apologise that due to the current situation with COIVD-19 that we haven’t been able to run our normal induction programme and that the children haven’t been able to visit the school but nobody could have foreseen the effect that this pandemic would have on all schools and the country.


You should have received a pack in the post that provides all the information that you should need for a smooth start to school for your children in September.


We have included much of this information on this page and a few other helpful links that may be of interest.

If you have any further questions or need any help please do not hesitate to contact the school.


Telephone:                  01233 623199



With best wishes


Peter McCabe Headteacher

Welcome Zoom Meeting Wednesday 23 June 4:00 p.m.


Below you will find the link to a Zoom Meeting on the 23rd June at 4:00 p.m. where we will say hello and introduce you to the school adults who will feature at the start of your child’s journey through the school.

We look forward to meeting you all.


Details of the meeting:



Peter McCabe is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Welcome Meeting Year R 2021-2022

Time: Jun 23, 2021 04:00 PM London

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 965 7189 3115

Passcode: 713115