Welcome back to school

Parents and Carers

Whilst we are enjoying our return to school, there has been an update from the Government the local restrictions in Bolton. Please click on the letter attached below from the Director of Public Health issued on 8/9/20.

We would like to say thank you for your patience at drop off and pick up time as we navigate our way through our whole school return.

From now on, the school doors will be open from 8:15 and will close promptly at 8:30 ready for lessons to begin. Please drop your Year 5 and Year 6 children off at the main gate to the playground. Reception children will continue to enter school through the Reception playground. Year 1, Year 2, Year 3 and Year 4 must be walked down the one-way path by an adult and dropped off at the signposted door.  

With over 400 children in school and the need to socially distance we need to ensure we have enough space for the children to move into school safely. Therefore, we kindly ask that only one adult from each household drops off and collects children.

Children will be ready to be collected from 2:55 in Reception, then 3:00 in all other year groups. Please collect Reception children first, then children in Year 5 and Year 6. Parents with children in Year 1, 2, 3 and 4 then walk down the usual hometime one way system, collect their child at their door and exit site at the end of the path.

Children must be picked up at 3 o' clock and families must leave the school premises as soon as the children are collected.

As Essa Academy have different arrangements for the end of the day, siblings will not be able to collect primary children during the Autumn Term unless this has been arranged with Mrs Atherton. 

Children are expected to attend school every day and must wear their school uniform. 

If you have any questions or concerns, as always, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Mrs Atherton. 




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ESSA Primary School

Lever Edge Lane
Bolton BL3 3HH

Joanna Atherton

01204 201310

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