COVID-19 Update

From Monday 7th September the following drop off and pick up times will apply until further notice.

Year Groups Drop Off Time Pick Up Time
EYFS 8:45am 3:10 pm
Year 1 and 2 8:45am 3:00 pm
Year 3 and 4 8:45am 3:10 pm
Year 5 and 6 8:45am 3:10 pm

Please note that we politely request all parents (with the exception of parents with children in EYFS) to continue to drop their children at either the main green gate or pedestrian gate each morning. The register will be taken at 9:00am.

We have staggered the pick up time to reduce congestion in the KS1 and EYFS areas.



Autumn Term – Re opening Arrangements

We are delighted that we can reopen  to all of our children in the new term and get back to some normality.  However,  we will continue to keep the health and safety of our Ratby paramount as we transition into  this new phase and therefore maintaining protective measures will be key to creating safer environments in school. This letter is designed to summarise some of our key decisions based on government advice.

As always, we will update you if guidance changes so that we can continue to work together to support your child’s return to school next term.

Lisa Jones

Useful links for parents


Reporting Illness or a suspected case of Coronavirus

Please see below for the latest parent guidance what to do if your child is ill or you suspect they or someone in your household has Coronavirus.


The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • 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)
  • 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

Please note the current testing policy only advises testing for children with covid-19 symptoms  i.e. not asymptomatic children.  NB: A high temperature in children is generally 38 C or more – but not defined as such in the guidance.

Please find the latest letters below regarding Coronavirus. We will post any updates to the current status of school here.

Aug19 Letter to families

Ratby Re-Opening School Letter Fri 21 Aug

Behaviour policy addendum Child Friendly Poster

Acceptable Use Policy For Pupils 2019 2020

Coronavirus Advice For Educational Settings Poster

Government have launched a  helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education.  Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:

Telephone: 0800 046 8687


Opening Hours: 8am – 6pm (Monday – Friday)

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The videos and resources below being used in school to inform pupils about the coronavirus: