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Due to COVID-19, School is currently closed.

If you are a key worker and require emergency child care, please read information below and email

If you have a safeguarding concern please contact Rick Gill (DSL) by emailing

If it is out of school hours, please contact the Multi Agency Referral Agency on 0300 1231 116; E-mail:

Child Care Guidance - update Wednesday 1st April 2020

Dear Parent/Carer,

As you are aware, school is now closed until further notice. However, we have been asked to provide a care service for children of critical workers when they cannot be safely cared for at home.

Please note that in order to minimise the spread of infection the Government Key Worker instructions make it clear that;

“..the most recent scientific advice on how to further limit the spread of COVID-19 is clear. If children can stay safely at home, they should, to limit the chance of the virus spreading.

That is why the government has asked parents to keep their children at home, wherever possible, and asked schools to remain open only for those children who absolutely need to attend.”

The Government have now issued the list of Critical Workers who are eligible to continue to send their children to school during the period of COVID-19 related school closures – listed below.

If you fall into all of these categories:

  1. You are unable to arrange for your child to be cared for at home.
  2. You are included in the list of Government designated Key Worker occupations
  3. You would like to apply for your child to attend school at times when you are at work.

Please email school at;


Tell us;

  • Which critical sector you work in & the job you do
  • The days and times you would like your child to attend school

Please let us know by 11.00 am on the Friday preceding the week in which you require care for your child/ren.

You must book places a week in advance if possible because we need to manage the number of staff at school to follow the Government’s Social Distancing guidance.


We are now due to be closed until Tuesday 14th April because we have had no requests for care in the holiday period


We will be open for normal school hours; 8.55 – 3.15 from Tuesday 14th April. Children will need to bring a packed lunch if staying all day.

We will not be open on Friday April 10th or Monday April 13th


Thank you for your continued support for our staff and our school.


Key Workers

Health and social care

This includes but is not limited to doctors, nurses, midwives, paramedics, social workers, care workers, and other frontline health and social care staff including volunteers; the support and specialist staff required to maintain the UK’s health and social care sector; those working as part of the health and social care supply chain, including producers and distributers of medicines and medical and personal protective equipment.

Education and childcare

This includes childcare, support and teaching staff, social workers and those specialist education professionals who must remain active during the COVID-19 response to deliver this approach.

Key public services

This includes those essential to the running of the justice system, religious staff, charities and workers delivering key frontline services, those responsible for the management of the deceased, and journalists and broadcasters who are providing public service broadcasting.

Local and national government

This only includes those administrative occupations essential to the effective delivery of the COVID-19 response, or delivering essential public services, such as the payment of benefits, including in government agencies and arms length bodies.

Food and other necessary goods

This includes those involved in food production, processing, distribution, sale and delivery, as well as those essential to the provision of other key goods (for example hygienic and veterinary medicines).

Public safety and national security

This includes police and support staff, Ministry of Defence civilians, contractor and armed forces personnel (those critical to the delivery of key defence and national security outputs and essential to the response to the COVID-19 pandemic), fire and rescue service employees (including support staff), National Crime Agency staff, those maintaining border security, prison and probation staff and other national security roles, including those overseas.


This includes those who will keep the air, water, road and rail passenger and freight transport modes operating during the COVID-19 response, including those working on transport systems through which supply chains pass.

Utilities, communication and financial services

This includes staff needed for essential financial services provision (including but not limited to workers in banks, building societies and financial market infrastructure), the oil, gas, electricity and water sectors (including sewerage), information technology and data infrastructure sector and primary industry supplies to continue during the COVID-19 response, as well as key staff working in the civil nuclear, chemicals, telecommunications (including but not limited to network operations, field engineering, call centre staff, IT and data infrastructure, 999 and 111 critical services), postal services and delivery, payments providers and waste disposal sectors.

School Closure - Providing Education


Providing Education

Our school is currently closed for normal educational provision. The Department for Education (DfE) required us to close from the end of the day on Friday 20th March 2020 until further notice.

We will continue to provide education to our children, with cooperation from parents & carers, by sending home weekly learning tasks and activities. Some of these activities will require access to websites and online learning platforms.

It is not our intention to provide a full timetable of learning, however teachers will recommend daily tasks such as reading and maths which are essential for maintaining fluency and core knowledge. Teachers will provide a structured approach by sending home a timetable every week on Monday mornings during normal term-time. 

We strongly encourage families to learn together through valuable activities like cooking, gardening, sport, outdoor activities, music, art and crafts.


Vulnerable Children and Children of Critical Workers

The Government has asked schools to provide, where possible, day care for children of critical workers for the duration of this crisis. This includes throughout the Easter Holiday period. Critical Workers are defined in the guidance at the following link;

Guidance for schools, colleges and local authorities on maintaining educational provision

The advice is clear; if children can stay safely at home they should.

Nancledra School will therefore be open to provide this care during the period of the crisis. 

Day care will be available at school for children of critical workers from 8.55 - 3.15 Monday - Friday.

Children will be supported with their home learning activities if they are with us at school.

Information for Parents & Carers from the Government is available at the following link;

Closure of educational settings: information for parents and carers

It is possible that as time goes on we will use our partnerships with local schools to share provision for day-care.


Welcome to Nancledra School

This is our school.

Staff, children and parents are proud of our school and work hard to provide a caring and supportive environment for learning.

We share an ethos which promotes high standards in academic achievement allied with a broad, stimulating, hands on curriculum. We celebrate and encourage the talents and skills of all of our children.

Our aim is to create independent, and curious learners who are well prepared to make a positive contribution to our society.

Thank you for taking the time to look at our website.

Rick Gill



Nancledra School is monitoring and following advice from the World Health Organisation, Public Health England, the Department for Education and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office. 

We are working with our Multi Academy Trust - TPAT - to coordinate information and action for all of our schools .

The link below will take you to the TPAT information page which has further links to governmental guidance.

File icon: pdf Corona March 2020 #1 [pdf 699KB] Click to download

Keeping Children Safe Online

We would like to draw your attention to a new initiative launched by Facebook called the ‘Parents Portal’ which aims to help parents, guardians and teachers to be better informed about child safety online.

Children spend on average 3.4 hours a day on their smartphones and nowadays 62% of 11 year-olds have a Facebook profile.

The Parents Portal, which has been created by Facebook, their safety partners and parents around the world tries to answer some of the many questions surrounding the internet. This online platform provides an important resource with a Bullying Prevention Hub, important Parenting Tips, advice and important links to safety experts and the full Parents Portal can be found at


Please follow us on Twitter to keep up to date with all of the exciting activities at our school.



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Plastic Free School

This term we will be learning how to improve our environment by engaging with the plastic free schools initiative supported by Surfers Against Sewage. This is inspired by Plastic Free Penzance and David Attenborough’s Blue Planet.
Our main aim is to raise awareness amongst children, staff and families about reducing single use plastic and properly recycling the plastics that we do use.
We have asked all of our children to help out at home with recycling. For up to date information on what can and can’t be recycled in Cornwall - please visit the link below.