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COVID-19 Information

Smarden Primary School remains open (including over the Easter holidays) to provide care for the children of key workers and vulnerable children. Phone calls to the school number, 01233 770316, may not always be answered immediately, but we are monitoring messages on a regular basis. Please contact the school to arrange childcare via Email

The Government  have asked parents to keep their children at home, wherever possible, and for schools to remain open only for those children who absolutely need to attend.


Thank you to parents and carers who are following this advice.  the below link shows a flow chart to help parents to decide whether or not to send their children to school.

CV Flow Map

As a school we are pleased to be playing our part in combating coronavirus (COVID-19) by staying open for children of key workers and for our vulnerable children.  As you will appreciate we are under significant pressure with staff needing to self-isolate.  At present  we can cope with number of children being sent to school however in future we may have to make different arrangements.  Only if we need to we will prioritise pupil places as follows:


  1. Pupils where either parent is a member of NHS frontline staff e.g. doctors and nurses
  2. Pupils who have a social worker or are known to the school to be extremely vulnerable
  3. Pupils where both parents are on the key worker list
  4. Pupils where one parent is on the key worker list


This is a temporary arrangement until either sufficient staff return or provision can be found at another school.  We will inform you individually if we need to prioritise places.


The Government has produced some very useful guidance for families, as below.


Closure of educational settings: information for parents and carers:  


Please see below our Partial Opening Policy for further information on how Smarden is managing the opening of our school for vulnerable children and children of key workers.

TKAT Message to Parents