Dear Families,

I hope this finds you well and you are managing to enjoy the sunshine as we all slowly begin to return to some type of normality. Academies and schools up and down the country are now getting ready to fully open in September, and at Bearsted Primary Academy we are doing the same. 

Our builders, B&K, have made good progress on site following the period of closure during lockdown. The building is taking shape, each week something new has been achieved and they are continuing to work extremely hard to finish everything off. 

The good news is there is now a possibility that we may be able to open in September at our new site. We won’t know this for sure for another few weeks; but as we are getting closer to September it is important that I share this information with you and let you know what our plans for opening are. 

To clarify, we could still open at our temporary accommodation at Langley Park Primary Academy (LPPA) in Maidstone as planned, but it is possible that we could open at our new site instead. I will be able to confirm this as soon as possible, when I will also clarify the start date. 

When we open, whichever site this is at, there will be an opportunity over the first few days of September for you to visit with your son or daughter for an induction visit. This will give you both the chance to see our building and meet all of the staff, see which class your son or daughter will be in and meet their teacher and learning support assistant. Once there is more clarity over the start date and venue, I will share the induction plan with you so all families are aware of how the first few days will look. In regards to wrap around care, whether on our own site or at LPPA we will be able to provide Breakfast Club provision from 7:30am however, I will provide further information to do with our after school provision once we know for certain where we will be in September. 

In the meantime, I encourage all families to visit our school website where Miss Thornton and Miss Harrison have been busy uploading different activities each week to support transition. It has been wonderful receiving photos and children sharing their responses which you can also see on both class pages. Even though we are limited to what can be done at the moment, it is lovely to feel like our school community has already started to grow and myself and the rest of the team cannot wait to meet our new pupils soon to be joining us. 

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to get in contact by emailing us at info@bearstedprimaryacademy.org.uk.

Kind regards,

 

Charlotte Barnden 

Principal