Information for Parents RE: Covid-19

As you are aware, the Government has directed schools to make a plan for re-opening to all children in September 2020.

We are very much looking forward to welcoming all of our families back to school.  We have put lots of thought into how to make sure that things are as safe as possible for you and your child as we all join back as part of our Fishponds' family again.

Each school has been directed to carry out a Risk Assessment to help them work out the best way to manage this to ensure that the risk of infection is minimised. Our full Risk Assessment can be read by clicking on the link below under 'Useful infromation'.

Things will look and feel a little different from staggered drop offs and pick ups at school, frequent handwashing and increased hygiene and limiting contact with eachother.

To help everyone get used to the changed drop off and pick up arrangements we will be having half of the school in at a time.

Thursday 3rd September ( families with surnames A-K)

Friday 4th September (families with surnames L-Z).


Please note the timings and gates labelled for each specific year group. 

Time / gate of Entry

 Main Gate

Old Library (Side Gate)

8.30am – 8.40 am



8.40am – 8.50 am



8.50am – 9.00 am

Y5 and Y3


9.00 am




We are hoping to have everyone back into school full -time from Monday September 7th.

For further information please read Parent Handbook listed below. Please note that the above is subject to change as directed from the Government nearer September. 

Please continue to remember that if your child or a member of your family shows symptoms of Covid 19 ( continuous cough, high temperature, loss of taste or smell) please stay at home, book a test and inform the school as soon as possible of the result. Workgin together we can beat this virus!

Useful Information:

Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy - Covid-19 Annex

Risk Assessment - Fishponds CE Academy September 2020

Draft Amended Behaviour Policy Procedures - Covid-19 Sept 20

Back to School Social Story ( June 20)

The Parent Handbook for return KS1 / KS2 Sept 20

EYFS Parent handbook for return Sept 20

If you need specific advice on Covid 19 please phone the helpline.

The BCC COVID-19 advice hotline is accessible to BSL users and people who whose first language is not English. This is a free phone number available 7 days a week to increase access.

Phone line for advice: 0117 352 3011 


Useful links:

Department of Education 


For information about Distance Learning, please visit our 'For Pupils' tab.