Below you will find our on-going communications with our parents/carers during the pandemic.  This page is updated regularly with information that has also been shared with our school community via email.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate in contacting me directly at

Thank you

Mrs Maher

Monday 29th November 2021

Following recent Government guidance, we will be wearing face masks at the start and end of the school day and in communal areas.  We will limit the amount of visitors on site and ask that all parents/carers call the school office rather than attend in person.

Friday 3rd September 2021

At the end of our first week in school, please find below the September opening formal risk assessment ( Lancashire County Council, version 7) which has now been checked and verified by our Health & Safety governor.  This risk assessment should be read in line with our 'Return to school document'.  

Sunday 29th August 2021

Information with regards to school re-opening has been shared with parents/carers today.  Please refer to documents below for specific details.

Thursday 27th May 2021

Please ensure you read the most recent guidance ( this can be found below) sent out today in relation to on-going management of the pandemic within schools and across Lancashire Authority as a whole.

Covid 19 Designated Duty Officer

School is shut for the half term holiday from Monday 31 May- Fri 4 May.- please email if your child has a positive covid test result.

Thank you

Friday 5th March 2021

Please find attached our whole school  risk assessment for return to school on Monday 8th March 2021.

All parents/carers please refer to detailed emails sent via our SchoolSpider platform.

Household Access to Rapid Lateral flow testing- please refer to detailed email sent home.

We are very much looking forward to welcoming all our children back to school next week.

Monday 1st February 2021

As we start our fifth week of blended learning, we have spent some time reflecting on what is working and on what maybe needs to change.  Getting the balance 'right' is so important for everyone in our school community. We all know too well that having too much screen time is not always a good thing!  Please find our amended provision timetables for home/school learning- at Abbey Village we are very much working together as one.

If you take a look at our Twitter page you can see for yourself the amazing learning that is happening and how our team are working with our parents to develop great experiences ( our parents are telling us that they too are learning new things every day!)

Take a look at our new 'Five Ways to Well-being' project which has really taken off this term in Abbey Village!

Tuesday 5th January 2021

Sadly, school is closed today for all children whilst we finalise our numbers and plans to commence on-line learning from tomorrow.  Please join our well-being calls for each bubble this morning.  We will call all families who do not log onto the calls.

Please check on-going correspondence via SchoolSpider emails for further updates.  Thank you

Friday 11th December 2020

Covid 19 Designated Duty Officer

All confirmed cases of Covid 19 for the period 19-24 December must be immediately reported to our Headteacher Mrs Joanne Maher

Friday 25th September 2020-Update

Home Learning Offer 2020-2021

Today we have shared our home learning offer with our families.  Following consultation with parents/carers, after the period of national school closures, we have devised an on-line timetable which will commence for all bubbles should a period of school closure occur in the future.  We remain fully committed to delivering an ambitious and broad curriculum to all our children whilst supporting those children who have developed significant gaps in their knowledge.  Please refer to attachments for further details.



Thursday 16th July 2020-Update

Today we can share our updated risk assessments for our September 2020 return with our school community.  Our return plan and risk assessment has again been robustly tested by our full Governing Board.

This week we have seen every child return to school, in every year group at our school who has wanted a place in a bubble.  We look forward to welcoming everyone back in September and would like to thank all our parents, governors and wider school community for their tremendous support.


Thursday 2nd July 2020- Update

Today the Department for Education have formally shared their plan for September 2020 re-opening.  We are now evaluating our risk assessments in line with this new information and our school context.  We aim to share our new September school plan, with updated risk assessments with our whole school community by Friday 17th July 2020.

Tuesday 30th June 2020- Daily Update

Today we can confirm that Abbey Village Primary school will be closing to all children on Friday 17th July 2020.  We will not be closing early at 2.20pm ( as originally planned) but ask that all parents/carers collect their children at the agreed collection times following our plan.

The Dfe have recently confirmed that there is no expectation that schools should open for vulnerable children and children of critical workers over the summer holiday.

Importantly they also stated: "Teachers, support staff and school leaders deserve a break, to recharge and rest."

They further added: "We can confirm that providers offering paid childcare will be able to operate over the summer holidays, in line with protective measures guidance.  Additional funded activities may be available in local areas, such as Holiday Activities and Food scheme".

We will share with parents/carers any local provision through our 'News' feed once we receive notification.  We are investigating the summer voucher scheme for our eligible families and will contact all eligible families directly with an update.

From today, we will only update this feed with critical updates.  We are still awaiting official guidance from the Dfe with regards to September and will update our risk assessment and plan as quickly as we can.  Our plans for September will be shared directly with parents/carers via email.

Please do not hesitate contacting school via if you have any questions.

A huge thank you to all our parents and carers for their support and understanding.

Monday 29th June 2020- Daily Update

No further changes today.

Friday 26th June 2020- Daily Update

No further changes today.

Thursday 25th June 2020- Daily Update

Today we welcomed our Year 6 children back into school.  Smiles all around... they had a fabulous day!

Wednesday 24th June 2020- Daily Update

No further changes today.

Tuesday 23rd June 2020- Daily Update

Today we welcomed back a new bubble to school.  We have all had a fantastic day ( parents and carers reporting their days have been great too!)  It is wonderful having more children on site.

Monday 22nd June 2020- Daily Update

No further changes today.

Friday 19th June 2020- Daily Update

Confirmed take up for our Bubble provision is as follows:

Bubble 1- 15 places (14 places taken) 1 place available for a key worker child only

Bubble 2- 15 places (15 places taken) THIS BUBBLE IS NOW FULL

Bubble 3- 11 places (10 places taken) 1 place is available

Bubble 4- 8 places ( 7 places taken) 1 place is available

Thursday 18th June 2020- Daily Update

Parents/Carers of Year 2,3,4 and 5 children have been invited today, via direct email, to raise an expression of interest for a place in our Bubble 4.  We are hoping to open this bubble on Monday 6th July 2020.

Wednesday 17th June 2020- Daily Update

We will be calling all families today who are in Phase 2 return (cohort 1) starting on Tuesday 23rd June 2020.  We will be sharing with you your drop off and pick up times.  It is ESSENTIAL that all parents/carers are PROMPT on arrival for their times.  Late arrivals will have to wait for a 15 minute clearance time if they are late.

We ask for your support and understanding with this new system.

Please ensure that you have read all the documents in detail before bringing your child to school.


Tuesday 16th June 2020- Daily Update

No further changes today.

Monday 15th June 2020- Daily Update

Lancashire County Council have announced today that it is safe for schools to re-open to children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 from week commencing Monday 22nd June 2020.  We are delighted to announce that our school is ready and very keen to welcome more of our children back to school.  Please read the detailed documents attached that will give you insight into the detailed planning and risk assessment that we have undergone to ensure our school is as safe as possible moving forwards.


Friday 12th June 2020- Daily Update

No further changes today.

Thursday 11th June 2020- Daily Update

No further changes today.

Wednesday 10th June 2020- Daily Update

No further changes today.

Tuesday 9th June 2020- Daily Update

The Government have announced today that they no longer expect primary schools to be open to all year groups for the month of July.  At Abbey Village, if we do get the go ahead for wider opening for Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 children, it is highly unlikely Years 2, 3, 4 or 5 will attend school before September 2020 ( at the earliest).

Monday 8th June 2020- Daily Update

It has just been announced by Lancahire County Council that schools will not re-open to wider year groups on Monday 15th of June.  We are disappointed as a team as we are absolutly ready to welcome more children back to school but we must follow the lead of our local authority.  It is hoped that schools may re-open on Monday 22nd of June.  We will continue to keep you updated as soon as we are notified.

Thank you all for your continued support and understanding.

Friday 5th June 2020- Daily Update

No further changes today.

Thursday 4th June 2020- Daily Update

No further changes today.

Wednesday 3rd June 2020- Daily Update

The advice from Lancashire County Council's Director of Public Health Dr Sakthi Karunanithi for Lancashire schools to not reopen to more pupils will be reviewed on Monday 8 June.  IF the advice changes, schools may be encouraged to reopen to children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 from 15 June.  We will continue to keep our school community updated via this page the minute we have any further news.

Tuesday 2nd June 2020- Daily Update

No further changes today.

Monday 1st June 2020- Daily Update

No further changes today.

Wednesday 27th May 2020- Daily Update

Our Full Governing Body met last night and after robustly testing our return to school plan and risk assessment, voted unanimously to support both.  As a school, we are ready to open to more children.

However, this evening Lancashire County Council have instructed all schools to not reopen to more children from Monday June 1st as they do not feel that they as an authority can satisfy the government's five tests, 'Locally, we are currently able to meet the requirements of the first three tests; however, we do not meet the requirements of the final two tests'. ( Advice to schools on reopening to more pupils- Lancashire County Council, 27th May 2020).

We will continue providing the excellent Phase 1 provision to our keyworker families and valuable families.

We will keep our whole school community updated with future developments.



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