Update January 2022

Confirmation of Changes to Opening Weeks

In November 2021 we asked our parents and carers complete our ‘Parental Feedback and Consultation Form’ and from this we were pleased to share some really positive feedback with our team as well as begin to draw up an action plan for areas of improvement.
Part of this questionnaire was a consultation to gather a parents perspective on a 50/52 week opening and inset days for our staff team.

We would like to thank all of those families who took the time to share their views on this and we have to admit we were blown away by the support our proposals were given.

Therefore, we would like to announce some changes to our opening days across the year and moving forward.

The Old school will be reducing its annual opening weeks from 51 of 52 to 50 of 52.
The setting will now be closing for a ‘Summer Break’ every year during the week of the August Bank Holiday.

This summer break will allow our whole team to enjoy a much-needed mid-year rest and will include an Inset Day for training etc. Families will not be charged for this period, nor will any funding be claimed.

Alongside this, we will also be changing our January re-opening from the 2nd of January to the 3rd of January at the earliest (dependant on the Bank Holiday date) as this will enable our team to undertake a Spring Term Inset.

The Old School is aware that these adjustments may not suit every family and that some parents/carers did not engage with the consultation and we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause but hope that by making the dates as consistent as possible, with enough notice, parents and carers will be able to make alternative arrangements.
The Old School team work incredibly hard, and we feel this is the best decision to support their wellbeing, especially after the last year or so!

To view our term date calendar Click Here

We would like to thank you all for your ongoing support of our setting, your continued vigilance to our policies and everlasting patience has been a blessing in the current climate.

The Old School Senior Management Team