March 8th 2021 Reopening to all children

23rd February 2021
Dear Parents and Carers, 

Following the Prime Minister's announcement last night, I am delighted to confirm that Russell Lower School will re-open to all children in all year groups on Monday 8th March.

We will be continuing with ALL our Covid secure measures as the pandemic is by no means over.  Please continue to support us in these as you have been doing so brilliantly.

We will continue with staggered starts and finishes from 8th March.  These will be the same as they were before Christmas.  A reminder of these is below.  Please use the appropriate gate, face coverings and maintain 2m social distancing at all times.  This will continue to keep us all safe and avoid any bubble closures.

The Aviary before and after school club will also recommence on Monday 8th March.  This will be in year group bubbles and have limits on the numbers of children we can safely accommodate.  Please use the usual booking methods if you would like to use this facility.  Extra-curricular clubs such as sports clubs, French, Art, Drama etc. will not recommence immediately, but will start again after Easter.
As previously, please do not send your child into school if they, or anyone in your household, has Covid symptoms, or is awaiting Covid test results.

I will give you further details and updates in my Keeping in Touch letters both later this week, and next.

In the meantime, please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any queries, and a HUGE thank you for your on-going support and patience.
We are really looking forward to seeing you and your children at Russell again very soon!

Timings - staggered starts and finishes from Monday 8th March for all children:


8.40am – 3.10pm


8.50am – 3.20pm


9.00am – 3.30pm






Owls, Dove

Swift, Wren

Main Queens Road

Penguin, Swan




Field/A&F Motors

Blackbird, Starling

Goldfinch, Nightingale

Woodpecker, Kingfisher

Take good care.

Many thanks and kind regards