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We hope that you, your family and loved ones are safe and well during these difficult times.  As you know, the government directed all schools to close on 20th March 2020 other than to provide emergency childcare.  The government guidance states: ‘We have asked parents to keep their children at home wherever possible, and for schools to remain open only for those children of workers critical to the COVID-19 response who absolutely need to attend.’ There is also provision where a risk assessment deems it is better for a child with an Education Health and Care Plan or one with an assigned Social Worker to attend.  The government’s message is very clear: children should stay at home if at all possible - #StayHomeSaveLives

 * We are currently able to offer emergency childcare for those eligible which is open 9am-3.30pm Monday to Friday. Lunches can be provided as necessary.

Whilst we are committed to providing this care for vulnerable children and those of critical workers, there may be circumstances when we are unable to do so.  Should that occur, we will work with the Local Authority to ensure that alternative provision is available.  The Local Authority can be contacted on 01422 394101 or at school.effectiveness@calderdale.gov.uk.  

Please note that safeguarding remains our key priority and it is important that you share any concerns or worries about children’s wellbeing with us.  Please contact Miss Embleton, either at school 01422 832454, or via email head@christchurch-sowerby.calderdale.sch.uk with any concerns.

During this difficult time, Free School Meals provision for those children eligible for benefits-related Free School Meals will be via the national e-voucher scheme after the Easter holidays.  Please contact Mrs Gee either at school 01422 832454, or via email admin@christchurch-sowerby.calderdale.sch.uk if you need any help in accessing Free School Meals.  Further information about support available can be found on the Calderdale website at https://www.calderdale.gov.uk/v2/coronavirus/advice-and-updates where there is also the facility to request support. 

We are thinking of you all and are very much looking forward to the time when we can be fully open and return to normal service.  Please stay at home, stay safe and keep watching our website for updates, advice and the ongoing support for children’s learning at home.


The document below has many useful points of call to help us work together, as a community, to keep our children safe at this time. There are many useful sites for parents to access.

Year 6,

You have all been the most wonderful group of children to work with. Your joy, laughter, friendship and hard work have made us so proud this year. We are so sorry that you haven’t had the chance to shine in your SATs, but remember, your achievements this year go far beyond a SATs score. We know you will go on to be authors, scientists, doctors, surgeons, astronauts...the sky is the limit. Keep working hard and be amazing at high school. And...should we get the opportunity to return before the summer, we will have one heck of a celebration! We deserve it!

Lots of love and best wishes,

Miss Embleton, Miss Mor, Miss Woodhead, Miss Firth and everyone at Christ Church.xxx

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