Is your child 3 on or before 31st August 2021?

The closing date for applications for Nursery in September is Friday 19th February.
If you or anyone you know has a child who is 3 before 31st August 2021, please let them know.
Full details are on the Parents tab of our website in the New Parents section. There is also a short video tour of the school.
Welsh Government have also opened up the CHILDCARE OFFER. Barker’s Lane Wraparound Care Club offer places under this offer. More details from Mrs Brand at [email protected]
If your child turns 3 on or before the 12th April and you are working a minimum of 16 hours at National Minimum/Living Wage, then applications for the childcare offer are also now open: 
https://www.wrexham.gov.uk/service/childcare/childcare-offer-wales

Half Term Fun

Just in case you haven’t seen these.  Chester Zoo are running their Facebook live virtual tour sessions all week.  Active Wrexham have also published the weekly list of activities run by a range of community groups – lots of children have been really enjoying these!

Important information from the Local Authority about the wider reopening of schools

Please see the letter below from the Local Authority outlining the position for Wrexham schools after the half term holiday.
Mrs Edwards has emailed further information directly to parents and in the process of uploading a video on Seesaw for Foundation Phase parents.
Look after yourselves. Stay safe.



Chris Edwards, Head Teacher

Barkers Lane Community School, Wrexham, LL13 9TP

Tel 01978 357754

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WG Announcement about Schools

We have had the same information as you today about wider re-opening of schools for younger pupils in a phased way from after half term. We will now look at planning for this following meetings with the Local Authority and our cluster of schools on Monday.
As you can appreciate, this planning is complex to ensure the safety of all involved – children, staff, parents and the wider community.
We will be in touch early next week with more information about any plans going forward.
In the meantime, please stay home and stay safe, following the guidance to restrict contact with others to help to protect this small step towards getting some normality back for the children. Diolch.

Children’s Mental Health Week

Although every week should be ‘looking after our mental health week for children and adults’, as you are probably aware, this week is national Children’s Mental Health Week. There are some great ideas to help children express themselves on https://www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk/parents-and-carers/ There is also lots of support for children and adults on our dedicated page on the school website https://www.barkerslaneprimary.co.uk/support-safeguarding/
Hopefully the light at the end of the tunnel is getting brighter! Stay safe everyone.

News of possible wider re-opening of schools

We have woken up to the same news as you this morning that some children in Wales may be able to return to school after the half term break.  We do not have any other information about this but as soon as we do, rest assured we will be in touch. Mrs Edwards has posted a short video on Seesaw for families.
Look after yourselves and stay safe.