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Dear Parent/Carer,

COVID 19 Update: 25.02.2021

In line with the latest guidance, we intend to welcome all pupils and staff of the Fiveways community back into school from the 8th March. It is understood, shielding will continue for some of our pupils; those who have received a letter to indicate that they are Clinically Extremely Vulnerable.  We will ask families to send copies of these to the school office.

We have confirmation from County Transport that routes are able to return in full from 8th March. During your conversation with your class teacher, please could you let them know if it is your intention to use county provided transport. 

We continue to remain vigilant of the risks Covid19 presents and will adopt a cautious approach.  We will balance this with our interest to offer our children a rich, exciting and relevant education with plenty of opportunities for fun.

If you would like to discuss any concerns you might have please do contact me at school

22/02/21 Vaccination of school staff letter from sen.se

Personal Update

On a personal note I have been at Fiveways for 28 years and Head Teacher for 25 of those.  It has been an absolute privilege to work with you all in support of our wonderful young people, who have always been an absolute inspiration. I feel it is time now for me to move on; some might call this retirement (with effect from the end of the summer term), I would prefer to consider it to be ‘Phase 2’!   I am tremendously proud of the achievements of the school, and of our dedicated and hard-working staff in their various roles.

From a child’s perspective we will try to offer them help to understand this change, but I tend to feel that it may be too early to broach the subject with them at the moment.

On a wider level the Governors will be working to ensure continuity and arrange ‘next steps’.

Fiveways is a vibrant, outward looking school with the children at its heart.  It has been a joy to see the close working partnerships between home and school that have enabled young people to make the best progress.     

The school has exciting times ahead as we grow and continuously seek to improve all that we do.

For now, thank you all for your help and support in making Fiveways such a very special place,

With best wishes, Mark


If your child develops symptoms of COVID-19, you should organise for your child to be tested via the NHS online portal or by calling 119. Your household should isolate until you receive the test results giving the all clear.

Symptoms of COVID 19

The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are:

  • new continuous cough and/or
  • high temperature and/or
  • a loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)
Thank you all for your continuing support, Mark

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