Old Priory Junior Academy

Old Priory Junior Academy

Interactive bar

Google Services


COVID-19 Information

Dear Parents and Carers,




I have met with our Chair of Governors this morning to discuss school precautions in light of the Government’s move to the ‘delay’ phase of their response to the virus. As you will be aware, the Government is not currently recommending that schools should close unless there have been confirmed cases of Coronavirus and Public Health England recommend temporary closure for deep cleaning.

The biggest risk to our schools at the moment is that members of staff become ill and have to self-isolate. It would not take many adults being off work before we would have to consider closing classes or even the whole school.

We have therefore decided to restrict the number of visitors to the school.  For this reason, all events involving parents up to the Easter break will be postponed. I outline specific events below.





Y5 Assembly

16th March

Y5 assemblies will be filmed by the school and uploaded for you to watch with your child. We will arrange another time for you to come in to look at their books.


Parents’ Evenings

17th and 18th March

Old Priory reports are due out to parents on Friday 17th April.


St. Mary’s teachers will produce an interim document recording your child’s attainment and next steps. We will send these out on 17th April.


If we can get these reports out to you sooner, we will. If you have any specific concerns following this please message your child’s teacher on Class Dojo. For Owl class, please contact Mrs Hetherington.


Y6 VIP Lunch

Tuesday 17th March

The lunch is postponed until further notice.

Y2 VIP Lunch

Wednesday 18th March

The lunch is postponed until further notice.

Y5 VIP Lunch

Monday 23rd March

The lunch is postponed until further notice.

Y4 VIP Lunch

Tuesday 24th March

The lunch is postponed until further notice.

Y3 VIP Lunch

Wednesday 25th March

The lunch is postponed until further notice.

Easter Service

Friday 27th March

The St. Mary’s Easter Service in church will not take place.

PTFA and FOSMS Events

Various Dates

All PTA events are postponed until further notice including Mothers’ Day gifts, book fair, bake sale etc.


We realise that this will be disappointing but I am sure you understand our desire to minimise the spread of the virus as much as we can for the welfare of your children and families.


We will continue to monitor advice from the Government and share our decisions with you as they happen. We are putting plans in place should we be directed to close the school in the future. We will give you further information if this happens.  

If you have any questions or concerns please speak to myself or Mrs Burt.


Kind regards


Suzie Ottewell



School Motto

Pursuing Excellence Through Inspirational Opportunities

Mission Statement

Collaboration, Individuality, Resilience, Ambition, Respect, Honesty

Get in touch

Contact Us