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02.02.2021 School Closure

School is closed to all pupils on Tuesday 2nd February, 2021. Remote learning will go ahead as usual. Thank you for your understanding.

14th & 15th January 2021, Snow Closure

Due to the adverse weather conditions and subsequent school closure on Thursday 14th January, Towngate Primary will remain closed on Friday 15th January. We will be continuing our remote learning via Teams and SeeSaw. We look forward to seeing the children virtually tomorrow.

Thank you for your understanding.

12.01.21 Updated Risk Assessment

Please find attached the academy’s most recent Covid19 risk assessment.

12.01.21 TGA Risk Assessment – lockdown and partial opening

04.01.2021 Lockdown

Please be aware that following the government announcement tonight, school is closed to all children tomorrow Tuesday 5th January.  There will be further information provided tomorrow regarding home learning.

Thank you

INSET Day 04.01.2021

In light of the rapidly changing picture and national concern over infection rates, the Trust have taken the decision to move an Inset day to 4th January 2021 to allow more time for planning and ensuring staff availability allows our schools to open safely. This means school will be closed to all pupils on Monday 4th January 2021.

We apologise for the late notice but feel that this decision is in the best interests of pupils and staff.

We will confirm plans for the rest of the week on Monday 4th January 2021.

Self Isolation and Positive Results Covid19

Note to Staff and Parents re Positive COVID tests and Self Isolation

The government recommend that the NHS COVID 19 App is downloaded.  If you test positive or are identified as a contact of someone who has recently tested positive for COVID-19, you will receive an email/text alert from the NHS Test and Trace Service advising that you must now self-isolate as soon as possible and stay at home.  The message will advise the date of the isolation period and it is a legal duty to comply with this.

The email/text message can be used as evidence and you can download a letter from the Isolation Note Service (see link provided in the message)
Schools will be asking staff and parents to provide evidence of the need to self isolate so that an accurate record can be kept in school.

If you have any issues providing this information, please speak to the Headteacher.

Thank you.

Bubble Closures

There have been some of our school bubbles which have been closed due to confirmed cases of Covid19.

Parents/Carers of the classes affected will receive notification from school. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate the school office or email us on

Thank you.

07.09.2020 - Parent Letter - Returning to School

Please see the link below for the parent letter sent out via e mail today regarding returning to school.

Risk Assessment for September 2020

Please see COVID-19 information page for the reopening Risk Assessment from September, 2020.

29.06.2020 - Free School Meal Update

29/06/20 – If you think you may be eligible for free school meals (and are not already registered) then please complete the application form below and either send it to the Free School Meals team in Wakefield or into our school office.  Anyone who is confirmed as being eligible for free school meals will be entitled to receive a supermarket voucher to cover the Summer holidays.  This will be £15 per week for the 7 week holidays so you will receive a voucher code for £105.00 per child at the start of the holidays.  The vouchers are sent out via e mail so please ensure your e mail address is up to date with school.  Thank you

FSM Letter for website

Application Form for Free School Meals


18.06.2020 - School Meal Update

18/06/2020 – Please remember that if your child is in school then you can order them a grab bag school lunch via the School Grid system.  These meals must be ordered online by parents, children cannot order in the classroom at the moment.  Please see the picture below for an example of what is included with the grab bags.  If you need help using the School Grid system then please contact the school office.

21/05/2020 – As of Monday 1st June if your child is eligible for income related free school meals and they are attending school then you will need to order a grab bag meal on the School Grid/Dolce system.  If your child is attending school then you will not receive the free school meal vouchers.  If your child is not attending school, and they are eligible for income related free school meals, then you will still be sent the vouchers as usual.

If your child is eligible for universal free school meals (all children in Reception Class, Year 1 and Year 2) and they are attending school then you can order a grab bag meal on the School Grid/Dolce system.  If children want to bring their own packed lunch then this is fine.

The only lunch option from Dolce whilst in school is a grab bag and these are only available for the children mentioned above.  All other children will need to bring their own packed lunch.

Grab bags must be ordered through the School Grid system, they cannot be ordered via the school office.

If you have any questions or need help accessing the dinner system then please contact

21.05.2020 - Letter to Parents

Please see below a letter sent out to parents 21st May 2020.

21.05.20 – Letter to Parents

20.05.20 Letter to Parents
Keyworker Letter Update 18.05.20
13.05.20 Letter from CEO regarding reopening of school
UPDATE - Sunday 10th May 2020

Following this evening’s statement from the Prime Minister, we will obviously be awaiting further details in relation to the planned re-opening of schools that was highlighted. In the meantime, the academy remains open specifically for vulnerable pupils and children of key workers – there has been no change to the guidance in this respect to date.

22.04.2020 Free School Meal Voucher Update

22/04/2020 – As of Monday 27th April the supermarket Aldi will be added to the options of where you can spend your free school meal vouchers.

14/04/2020 – In line with DfE guidance we are pleased to confirm that the free school meal vouchers will be provided for the period over the Easter holidays to those who are entitled.  The orders have been uploaded to Edenred however please bear with us as there is a delay in the issuing of the voucher codes.  Thank you for your patience.

07/04/2020 – Despite our efforts to upload all the free school meal vouchers last week when the scheme was launched we understand that parents have not yet received their vouchers. We have been in contact with Edenred to try and progress with the release of the vouchers and await further contact from them. We can only apologise for this delay – please bear with us.  In the meantime please remember to check your junk, spam and trash mail folder within your e mails as well. The codes will come from

02/04/2020 – After Easter we will no longer be providing grab bags for free school meals. Instead we will be using the government free school meal voucher scheme.

Please see below the frequently asked questions sheet regarding this scheme.

The people that are already eligible for income related free school meals (not universal free school meals) will receive a weekly e-code via e mail.

Please read the faq sheet below and note the advice to take a photograph of the bar code on your phone in case you cannot get connection whilst in the supermarket.

Please also remember that as free school meals are not provided over the school holidays, the vouchers will not be either.

If you have any questions please contact us on

If you feel that you may be eligible for free school meals then there is an application form and a transparency notice below. If you require an application form posting out to you then please contact the free school meals team on 01924 305 061.

Frequently Asked Questions

FSM Transparency Notice

FSM Application Form

Critical Worker Update Letter 23.03.2020

Please see attached letter.

23.03.20 Covid 19 Key Worker Letter

20.03.2020 Letter regarding key Workers

Please see the latest update regarding key workers below.

School is OPEN - 20.3.20
Please find home learning under the parent menu