Covid-19 Information

Updated Documents – Lockdown January 2021

St Raphael’s RA – Third Lockdown – January 2021 V7

Covid 19 – Restricting School Attendance in Lockdown 3 RA Addendum to V7

Home Learning Information for Parents – January 2021

Home Learning Policy Final January 2021


Update – Monday 4th January 2021

Dear Parents and Carers,

Following the government announcement tonight that schools will close from midnight, and due to the late notice of the school closures, St Raphael’s Catholic Primary School will be closed to all pupils tomorrow (Tuesday 5th January 2021) to allow school to review the guidance and collate a Key Worker and Vulnerable Child list.

We will be contacting parents and carers with regards to children who meet the Key Worker and Vulnerable Child criteria, as defined by the DFE, tomorrow morning with the school reopening to this limited number of children from Wednesday (6th January 2021)

For all other children remote learning will begin on Wednesday 6th January 2021 with work set by the class teacher via the Seesaw or Tapestry platform.

We appreciate your patience at this time, school had no prior knowledge of the announcement and we now await updated guidance from the DFE and Tameside Council.

Mrs Lynn Lakner, Headteacher
St Raphael’s Catholic Primary School

Covid-19-Advice-for-Parents-and Carers in-GM- School Attendance December 2020

Government Guidance & Resources – Covid-19

Coronavirus – Covid-19

In the current Pandemic St Raphael’s closed to the majority of pupils on Friday 20th March 2020. From Monday 22nd March 2020 the school remained open to care for the children of key workers and for vulnerable children. From Monday 22nd June school opened to further pupils in the EYFS, Year 1 and Year 6. From September all pupils returned to school.

All relevant letters/guidance in relation to school operating under the latest DFE and TMBC guidance can be accessed below. We will be in contact with parents/carers via text and email with any updates as required. Thank you for your continued support.

Staggered Drop Off & Collection Times;

Parish Hall Main Gate Drop Off Collection
Reception Year 1 08.40 – 08.50 14.50 – 15.00
Nursery Year 2 08.50 – 09.00 15.00 – 15.10
Year 5 Year 3 09.00 – 09.10 15.10 – 15.20
Year 6 Year 4 09.10 – 09.20 15.20 – 15.30


DFE Guidance for full opening: Schools

DFE What parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges in the autumn term

St Raphael’s Covid Risk Assessment V6.0 – Second Lockdown Nov 2020


The Government have also launched the #backtoschoolsafely Campaign. Parents are encouraged to visit for information and practical guidance to help them plan for their children’s return to school.