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Latest updates UPDATE - 26th February 2021 - Return to school details for the 8th March

23rd February 2021


As you are aware the Government announced that schools will be reopening on Monday 8th March 2021. We are currently working through the guidelines and we shall update you all by the end of this week.

5th January 2021 National lockdown now in force


The Prime Minister announced a new national lockdown.


During the period of national lockdown, schools, alternative provision, special schools, and colleges will remain open to vulnerable children and young people and the children of critical workers only. All other children and students will learn remotely until February half term.


Higher education provision will remain online until mid-February for all except future critical worker courses.


During the period of national lockdown, childminders and childminder agencies can continue to allow children to attend as normal, except for school-aged children. Childminders caring for school-aged children (including reception children) should only open for children who are eligible for on-site school attendance including vulnerable children and children of critical workers.


In these circumstances,  it is not regarded as  possible or fair for all exams this summer to go ahead as planned. The Secretary of State for Education will therefore work with Ofqual to put in place alternative arrangements after consultation with the sector.


Detailed guidance to support parents and carers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak will be updated shortly.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)



Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update - Tuesday 24th November 2020.


As we exit the second national lockdown and move back to a regional, tiered approach, I would like to take this opportunity to re-iterate that we have a large number of measures already in place. We want to be completely transparent about the measures in place and hope that they are all reassuring.


Amongst these, we are asking parents to maintain social distancing both before the gates open and on the school premises and encourage the use of a face covering when on the school site where possible. Please may I remind parents that only 1 parent/carer should be dropping off/collecting their child/children from the school premises and please use the one way system.


Please can I also ask parents to keep siblings and children close to them and not to access school equipment and facilities and refrain from gathering and playing in groups. 


I must reiterate, both I and the Governors of Darton Primary School hold the safety and well-being of our children, their families and our staff of paramount importance. 



If you, your child or any member of your household is showing any symptoms of coronavirus, please book a test immediately and do not come in to school or access the site: 
Further information from Barnsley Local Authority can be found here: