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Our response to Covid 19

Keeping everyone safe


Our school is currently operating in class bubbles

We have staggered start and finish times

Children and staff undertake regular handwashing routines

There is an additional, enhanced cleaning schedule

We promote the 'catch it, bin it, kill it approach

We observe social distancing as appropriate in a primary school setting

Visitors are only allowed on site if essential and in line with safety guidance

Important information for parents, staff and pupils

Pupils, parents, staff and other adults must not come on to the school site if they have any of the symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19). The main symptoms are:

  • a high temperature (above 37.8)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

If pupils, staff or parents are displaying symptoms, they must book a test and self-isolate .

If pupils staff or parents have been in close contact with someone who tests positive, or if anyone in their household develops symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) they must also self-isolate 

Anyone who has a test should inform the school of the result immediately.

Home Learning

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Self isolators

If a child is self isolating, the class teacher will contact parents to explain how to access the work set. This will be a blend of our own HWPS curriculm on our virtual learning platfrom DB Primary and lessons from external sources such as Oak Academy and BBC Bitesize.

Some older children may also be invited to take part in live  lessons from the classroom via Zoom.

School closure

In the event that we are asked to close a bubble or the whole school, for example in ‘circuit breaker’ situation, home learning will be posted on DB Primary for Years 1-6, on Class Dojo in Reception and on Tapestry in Nursery. 

The school has a limited amount of IT that we can loan out to families who need it and this will be allocated in the first instance to children who are eligible for Free School Meals and/or the Pupil Premium Grant. If you think you might be eligible for this funding, please apply online at www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals Even if your child is currently in Reception or KS1 and receives universal free school meals, they may be eligible for Pupil Premium funding if you are receiving benefits.

The HWPS three Ps

AT HWPS, we have our own three part slogan - the three Ps!

We ask people to please remember:

  • Prompt arrival – try not to be early or late as this supports our staggered start and finish times
  • Personal space – remember the 2m rule
  • Phone contact– please protect school staff by contacting them via Class Dojo, email or phone rather than speaking to them in person


Harmans Water Food Aid

food parcel

Following the generous Harvest Festival donations, we now have a stock of non-perishable food items in school that are being distibuted to families in need.

Please contact Mrs Lorey our Family Support Advisor on you or anyone you know needs a bit of extra help.

All food parcels are given in the strictest of confidence.

What we did in lock down

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In lockdown we supported our community in the best way we could. This is some of what we did.

  • Drew pictures and wrote messages to the elderly and isolated
  • Donated PPE to the NHS and social care
  • Worked with a local church to distribute food parcels

Saying thank you - we made this short video to thank the NHS and key workers

Sing a Rainbow.mp4

Keeping spirits up - the staff have fun with a toilet roll challenge

HWPS Toilet Roll Challenge 2.mp4

Keeping in touch - the staff sent a message to children

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