Fun in the Snow

Despite all of the chaos the snow has caused, the children thoroughly enjoyed an outdoor playtime on the field!   Please ensure that your child has a change of footwear tomorrow, a warm coat, hat and gloves.   A plea from infant staff particularly is also to ensure that they are labelled with your child’s name please. Diolch yn fawr.   Headteacher / Pennaeth: Mrs Chris Harrison-Edwards Barker’s Lane Community School, Wrexham LL13 9TP. Tel: 01978 357754 

School Open & Other Information

School will be open today. Please leave plenty of time for travel. Public pavements have not been treated, therefore take great care parking and coming on to the site. Please keep to designated, gritted footpaths within the school grounds. Infants to use middle gate and usual entrance. Juniors to use main pedestrian gate and Y3 cloakroom to enter school. The back gate is out of use and will remain locked all day. Please ensure that your child has a change of footwear for indoors. Hopefully we can get out into the snow during the day, therefore a warm coat, hat, gloves and suitable footwear is essential e.g wellies / waterproof boots. A change of socks would also be useful. Take care.

School Open Tomorrow (Tues 12 Dec)

We plan to open school tomorrow after a site assessment this afternoon. Please take care when travelling to and from school, by mindful of pedestrians and other road users when parking and whilst on the school site.
There are some changes for coming in and out of school, staff will be outside to help advise you: Before school club and free breakfast club children should enter in their usual manner. A pathway has been cleared from the middle gate to the infant cloakroom and from the front pedestrian gate to club. Infant children arriving for school at 8.45am should enter through the middle gate and down the ramp (there is no access around the side of the building). Junior children arriving for 8.45am should enter through the front pedestrian gate and follow the pathway to the Y3 cloakroom. ALL JUNIORS will need to enter this way please.
At hometime, infant children (N-Y2) will leave school from their normal exit. We will open the gates at 2.45pm and begin releasing children as soon as an adult arrives for them to reduce any waiting time in the playground. Older junior siblings will be brought across to the infants to go home at the same time, as no pupil or parent is permitted to go onto the main school yard.
All other junior children can then be picked up at the normal time (3.10pm) from the sheltered area by the infant cloakroom. Juniors will be brought across to this area by their teacher.
The back gate will remain closed all day.
Please ensure that your child has a warm coat, wellies / boots / old trainers and a CHANGE OF FOOTWEAR FOR INDOORS please e.g. shoes or pumps – NO slippers please.
An email will be sent shortly with all of the arrangements for concerts and reminders for end of term activities.
A reminder though that: Y3 & 6 children will be going to the church for a rehearsal in the morning. They will be transported by coach there and back. Nursery & Reception concert at 10am. We are unable to open doors before 9.45am as staff have to settle the children and then set up after breakfast club have cleared away. Please ensure anyone coming along is aware of this, particularly as the foyer may be busy in the morning with queries at the office and it is very cold for queuing outside.
Diolch yn fawr iawn for all of your support over this time, it is very much appreciated. Let’s hope we can now head towards the end of term, celebrating with all of our Christmas events.

School Closed – Monday

Due to the continued heavy snowfall into the evening and the very cold and icy conditions forecast, following a risk assessment the decision has been made to keep school closed on Monday 11th December.
A number of factors have to be taken into consideration, including staff:pupil ratios, safety on the school site in addition to advice from NW Police about travel. We hope that by making this decision today, it helps support parents who may need to make childcare arrangements.
The Y1&2 concert planned for tomorrow will now take place on Thursday 14th December at 1.30pm and 5.45pm. Please retain your tickets for this.
On behalf of the governing body and staff, I would like to thank you for your kind words and support when making decisions like this.
Please keep an eye on this website for further information tomorrow.

School Closed & Concert Update

As per text sent out, school is closed. The Nursery & Reception concert is rescheduled for Tuesday 12th December 10am. Please use today’s tickets for Tuesday.   Due to cancellation of school meal deliveries, the menu on Monday will be Fishfingers / Omelette, Chips and Peas / Beans and Oatie Cookie.   Many thanks for all your support.   Headteacher / Pennaeth: Mrs Chris Harrison-Edwards Barker’s Lane Community School, Wrexham LL13 9TP. Tel: 01978 357754