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At Fordbridge school our main focus is for the safety and welfare of our pupils, their families and staff. We are carefully adhering to the advice and guidance given from the Department for Education and Public Health England concerning the Coronavirus – COVID-19 situation.


On this page you will find information for parents and carers to help prepare for the wider opening of schools in September. This includes:

  • Frequently asked questions and answers

  • Protocols for parents and children

  • Procedures for arriving and leaving school, including maps with clear routes


Please see below for reminders regarding dates, times and protocols. We are ensuring that we are robustly putting in place all of the Government guidance and some other safety measures to make our school as safe as we possibly can for all of our pupils and staff in the new academic year.


  • All pupils from Year 1 to Year 6 are due back in school on Thursday 2nd September (new Nursery and Reception pupils have received e-mails about their starting dates)
  • We want to assure you that we will continue with our hygiene protocols, such as frequently washing hands, ventilating and regularly clearing rooms.
  • We will be asking that parents/carers social distance from school staff at the beginning and end of the school day
  • Breakfast club is only open (from 8am) for those working parents/carers who have contacted us and have given us proof of their employment. Please e-mail if you do not usually attend breakfast club but require a place for September.
  • Start of day. Classroom doors will be open for children to arrive at any time between 8.30 – 8.45am. Any children arriving after this time will receive a late mark. All gates will be open for entry and exit.
  • End of day – Please collect children in Rec – Yr 4 anytime between 3 – 3.15pm, Yr 5 and 6 to be collected at 3.15pm
  • Please only enter the school main office area if you have an urgent query that cannot be dealt with by a telephone conversation.


We appreciate all of the support we have had from our parents/carers during the last academic year and look forward to us all working together to ensure we can have a really successful and safe start to this academic year.

Below is information regarding supporting your child with the transition back to school when the time comes. The document has links to lots of useful resources to help. 
Other useful links

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Video regarding transition

Where can I go to get support to help keep my child safe online?

There is a lot of support available to keep your child safe online. Below are some useful links to help parents and carers:

  • Thinkyouknow (advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online)
  • Internet matters (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
  • Parent info (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
  • LGfL (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
  • Net-aware (support for parents and careers from the NSPCC)

Please see the links below for support during this time, should you need it.


Debt & Money Advice -


Solihull Housing -


Citizens Advice -


Women's Aid -


Solar -


Solihull Mind -


School Nurses -


Solihull Crisis Team -


Solihull Children's Services -


NHS - Adult Mental Health -


Please, also see the useful contact numbers below.


Children's Services - 0121 788 4300

Children's Services (Out of hours) - 0121 605 6060

Solar - 0121 301 2750

Health Visitors - 0121 329 0118

Solihull Admissions - 0121 704 6693

Solihull Housing - 0121 717 1515

Solihull MIND - 0121 742 4941

Out of hours Solihull Mental Health - 0121 301 0000

Women's Aid - 07891 492 327

Citizens Advice - 0300 330 9019

Debt Advice - 0121 717 1515

School Nurses - 0121 770 1919

SEND team - 0121 704 6690


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