Dear Parents

We are coming to the end of a very interesting term. I am delighted that over a hundred children have been able to come to school in June and July. This is over a third of the school. They have all been happy to be back in school and to resume their learning. There have been no cases of the virus at the school.

I am also delighted that schools will fully open in September and attendance will be compulsory. Pooles Park will be open to all pupils on Monday 7th September. We will follow the government guidance that is issued in September. I will keep you informed as soon as this is available.

I am very impressed by the way families have been carrying out home learning. Children will have made progress but will still have some catching up to do. It is very important that all children attend school from the 7th September onwards. Please do not arrange holidays as these cannot be authorised.

Islington have produced a range of home learning activities for the summer holidays. These can be accessed at

There are three things you can all do to prepare your child for September

  • Encourage them to read as much as possible
  • Make sure they practice their times tables
  • Make sure they exercise as much as possible in the open air. Fresh air and running are good for their brains!

The school office will be open for the first two weeks of the holiday and again from August 22nd. You can phone during these weeks or email at any time. I hope you have a great summer and I look forward to seeing you all on Monday 7th September.

Greg Crawford