Schools in Matlock welcome back pupils

It was the end of months of homeschooling on Monday, March 8, as schools across the country welcomed back all of their pupils following the coronavirus pandemic shutdown.

Monday, 8th March 2021, 5:10 pm

In a letter to parents and carers of pupils at All Saints' CE Infant School in Dimple Road, Matlock, it said: "It has been wonderful to welcome our children back to All Saints’ CE Infant and Junior school.

"Thank you for your continued support when bringing the children to school.

"We really appreciate your support by wearing face coverings and maintaining the space between each other.”

Pupils have returned to school after months of homeschooling

Darley Dale Primary School acting headteacher, Sarah Hudson, said: “It gives us enormous pleasure (and relief) to be welcoming all our wonderful children back into school.

"Many of the arrangements and procedures we have in place will sound and feel familiar, they should as they worked well when we returned in September.

"May I take this opportunity, on behalf of us all at Darley Dale Primary, to thank you for your continued support.”

A post on Castle View Primary School in School Road, Matlock’s, website, said: “We’re back. It’s so wonderful to have the children back in school.”

A post on South Darley CE Primary School in Cross Green, Darley Bridge’s, website, said: “Our school is fully open for all children but with restrictions and amendments to our normal routines and procedures to ensure the health and safety of pupils, parents and staff.

"Full details can be found in the risk assessments and plans but please be aware that these are constantly reviewed and can be changed at short notice if necessary.”

A tweet from Anthony Gell School in Wood Street, Wirksworth, said: “Really looking forward to welcoming everyone back to onsite learning on March 8.

"A big 'thank you' to all the parents and carers who've been helping with the home schooling. We'll take it from here.”

Schools re-opening is the first step in Prime Minister’s Boris Johnson’s ‘roadmap’ out of the coronavirus lockdown.

Then the ‘stay at home’ rule will end on March 29, and outdoor gatherings of either six people or two households will be allowed.