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Harvest Donations

Date: 4th Nov 2020 @ 1:53pm

Thank you very much to all of our families for the generous donations for Harvest Festival! The donations are on their way to a local food bank, where they will be very much appreciated.

Hands. Face. Space. A message from the NHS

Date: 1st Oct 2020 @ 2:10pm

Additional Covid-Safe Measures in School w.e.f 28.9.20

Date: 25th Sep 2020 @ 9:54am

Please find below a letter from the Director of Public Health, outlining additional Covid-safe measures that we are required to adopt in school.

With effect from Monday 28th September, all parents must wear a face covering on entering our outdoor spaces, as well as our indoor premises. We wish to extend this requirement and request that parents also wear their face covering on the Village Hall car park, especially at the school gate area, when dropping off and collecting children from school.

Parents should not congregate, but maintain social distancing and leave the school premises and car park promptly.  

We would ask, that in order to keep our whole school community as safe as possible, that all parents and adults who collect and pick up children from our school are aware of and respect the information contained within the attached letter.

Many thanks as always for your continued co-operation.

DfE Guidance for Parents & Carers

Date: 4th Sep 2020 @ 4:16pm

The DfE have updated their advice and guidance to parents and careres of primary school children.

The latest advice can be found by following the link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/what-parents-and-carers-need-to-know-about-early-years-providers-schools-and-colleges-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak/what-parents-and-carers-need-to-know-about-early-years-providers-schools-and-colleges-in-the-autumn-term



Mountains and Rivers topic!

Date: 6th Aug 2020 @ 9:45am

Our new topic is Mountains and Rivers :) 

Before September, have a think......

What do you know about mountains already? Is there anything you would like to know? What activities about mountains would you like to do? Let me know during our first week and we will see what we can plan. 

Parent Update - 15th July

Date: 15th Jul 2020 @ 10:19am

Please find below a letter from Mrs Bramwell regarding developments on the wider re-opening of school to pupils in September.

Information for Parents from the DfE on Opening of Schools In Autumn Term

Date: 2nd Jul 2020 @ 2:45pm

The DfE have today published information for parents regarding the  re-opening of schools in Autumn Term to all pupils. The information can be found here or by following the link below.


Parent Update - Wednesday 1st July

Date: 1st Jul 2020 @ 10:03am

Please find below a letter from Mrs Bramwell regarding developments on the wider re-opening of school to pupils and other school-related news.

Re-opening of School - Parent Update 17th June 2020

Date: 17th Jun 2020 @ 9:05am

Please find below a letter from Mrs Bramwell regarding developments on the re-opening of school to wider pupils and other school-related news.

Re-Opening of School to Wider Pupils -Update 11.6.2020

Date: 11th Jun 2020 @ 2:08pm

Please find below a letter from Mrs Bramwell regarding developments on the re-opening of school to wider pupils.

NHS Test & Trace Scam Warning

Date: 8th Jun 2020 @ 9:40am

NHS Track and Trace Scams

There has been an increase in scam calls in relation to NHS Track and Trace where people are being asked to pay for a home testing kit etc.

NHS track and Trace Service will never ask you to pay for a test, ask for bank details, passwords or pin numbers. Never share personal details if you are not sure who you are talking to.

Re-opening of School - Parent Update 1st June 2020

Date: 1st Jun 2020 @ 12:00pm

Please find below a letter from Mrs Bramwell on behalf of Mrs Harris, Staff and Governors with regards to the school's current position on re-opening to Key Worker children and wider groups of pupils.

DfE Updated Advice for Parents of Primary School Children

Date: 21st May 2020 @ 2:02pm

The DfE have updated their advice and guidance to parents and careres of primary school children.

The latest advice can be found here or by following the link below:


Re-opening of School - Parent Update 20th May 2020

Date: 20th May 2020 @ 4:45pm

Please find below a letter from Mrs Bramwell on behalf of Mrs Harris, Staff and Governors with regards to the school's current position on re-opening to Key Worker children and wider groups of pupils.

Re-opening of school - Parent Update 15th May 2020

Date: 15th May 2020 @ 12:52pm

Dear Parents,

I hope you are all safe, well and happy.

I just wanted to keep you up to date with events as I am sure you are eager to know what exactly is happening in schools from 1st June for Reception, Year 1 and Year 6.

At this current moment in time, Key Worker children and those who have been attending during lockdown will continue to be cared for as in previous weeks. Schools are being sent guidance on how to facilitate opening to a wider group of children in accordance with the Government’s announcement on Sunday to potentially re-open schools. But, as you can imagine, this changes hour by hour!

Therefore, we are currently putting together a plan together with risk assessments so that if we are able to open 1st June for those year groups above, we will have made the school as safe as possible for everyone. The safety of children, families and staff is of paramount importance and there will need to be many changes made within the school buildings to minimise the spread of the infection.

I will of course send you as much detail as I can when this plan is finalised and when we have had more guidance/advice from the Government and Local Authority.

I hope you have a lovely weekend and my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Yours sincerely,

Heather Harris

Head teacher

School Update from Mrs Harris 11.5.2020

Date: 11th May 2020 @ 11:39am

Dear Parents/Carers,

Firstly, I hope that you and your families are all safe and well.

I would like to say a huge ‘THANK YOU’ for all the work you have been doing with your children during lockdown. It has been an extremely testing time for us all and there remain many unanswered questions, even after the Government’s announcement last night.


I imagine that you have many queries and would appreciate some clarity with regards to schools partially opening 1st June. I will be meeting virtually with teachers and Governors this week to put together a plan. We need to decide how we can open safely for specific year groups, but also continue to provide home learning activities, plus support for vulnerable children and families of key workers.


We also need to wait for futher information from the Government, but I want to reassure you that we have the well being of children, your families and our staff at the heart of all our decisions.


We are missing the children immensely and it is a joy to receive emails and pictures of the work you have been doing with them.


I will be in touch again as soon as clearer information from the DfE is provided to us. In the meantime, please feel free to email me at head@crowton.cheshire.sch.uk  with any questions you may have and I will endeavour to answer them for you.


Much love and my prayers for you all,


Yours sincerely


Heather Harris

Head teacher      





Covid-19 Supporting Parents Through Disruption

Date: 20th Apr 2020 @ 10:37am

In relation to the ongoing pandemic please find below information which may be useful for parents with children experiencing any mental health difficulties or anxiety issues young people may be experiencing at this time,

There is also a new NHS Mental Health Crisis Line open to provide access to Mental Health 24 hour support run by NHS CWP Trust staff. This telephone line is for anyone who may need support in and across Wirral, Cheshire West and Cheshire East. Anyone can call and talk to a dedicated Mental Health Professional, including children, young people, to all adult age groups 24/7. The number is 0300 303 3972.

Department for Education Advice

Date: 20th Apr 2020 @ 11:22am

Please follow the link to find the latest information from the Department for Education, which we feel may be useful in helping you home school your children: 



Easter Holidays- School Closure

Date: 2nd Apr 2020 @ 3:02pm

Please note that our school will be closed to all pupils during the planned Easter holiday break.

If you are a Covid-19 response key worker and require a school place for your child over the Easter holidays as a matter of necessity, please email: school.relationshipteam@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk to arrange a placement at another local school.

If you are a Covid-19 respsonse key worker and require a school place after the Easter holidays, please email: admin@crowton.cheshire.sch.uk providing details of dates/days required, travel requirements (bus children only) and lunchtime meal arrangement.

May we remind all parents that the Governments advice is for all children be kept at home, wherever possible.


CANCELLED: Class 3 Swimming lessons

Date: 17th Mar 2020 @ 10:37am

Is a precautionary measure to reduce risk of coronvirus spread to pupils, staff and families, Class 3 Chaffinches swimming lessons will be cancelled for the remainder of Spring Term.

Covid-19 Update 17th March 2020

Date: 17th Mar 2020 @ 12:29pm

Yesterday evening the Prime Minister announced new measures and advice to the general public in relation to Covid-19. The following advice supersedes all previous advice given and should be read carefully.


If your child is well they should attend school.


However, if they present with any symptoms;


  • A high temperature and/or
  • A new continuous cough


then they should remain at home in isolation for 14 days.


In addition, if there is anyone in your household with any of the above symptoms then, all members of the household should also self-isolate for 14 days regardless of whether they have symptoms themselves.  


Moreover, any child who presents these symptoms at school will be isolated and parents will be called immediately.


Families who are self-isolating and therefore have children absent from school, will not face fixed penalty notices. Their absence will be recorded as ‘exceptional circumstances’ on the attendance register and not as illness.


Also, the Government advised to stop non-essential contact with others and to stop all unnecessary travel. The Prime Minister also added that ‘We need people to start working from home where they possibly can. And you should avoid pubs, clubs, theatres and other such social venues.’


 These are wide ranging decisions that will affect all of us in some way. As a school we are making preparations to enable learning to continue for those families that are isolated from school. As a staff we are working together to facilitate remote tutoring/educational materials for pupils to access. We will provide further information as soon as possible.


 I appreciate that there will be difficult and worrying times ahead for us all. We need to all work together to keep one another safe. As a school we have lines of communication between staff and to you at home, that will remain. If you need us, while our school is still open, please do not hesitate to phone or e-mail us.

 We should still follow the advice on general hygiene and measures we can take to limit and delay the virus which are to:


  1. wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds,
  2. always wash your hands when you get home or into work,
  3. use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available,
  4. cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze,
  5. put used tissues in the bin straight away and wash your hands afterwards,
  6. try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell,
  7. not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean,


As a school we are in regular communication with Public Health England and Department for Education over measures which we as a setting can take in response to the current situation and the situation remains that there is no requirement for school to do anything other than the measures detailed above.

 At times such as this, misinformation and speculation can only serve to do more than harm than good, and we are notifying you to ensure that we all comply with government restrictions. I want to be open and transparent about measures we have and will continue to take based on expert advice.

 At school we have taken sensible precautions, such as;


  • Ensured we have enough hand wash for all pupils.
  • Taught each pupil in assembly how to wash their hands properly and I would urge parents to repeat this at home.
  • Double checked our critical incident plan to ensure it is fit for purpose.
  • Distributed posters around the building to raise awareness and promote good hygiene.
  • Put COVID-19 on the weekly staff meeting agenda to discuss updates and any relevant actions where needed.
  • Cancelled all non-urgent visitors to school and cancelled teacher/staff courses.
  • Cancelled all non-essential whole school activities


The advice continues to state that school should be open for business as usual. We are taking all the precautions possible. Pupils who are well should still attend school.

 We thank you for your continued support.


Mrs R Downes            Mrs H Harris

Chair of Governors      Head Teacher




Crowton Christ Church C of E Primary School

Kingsley Road,Crowton, Near Northwich, Cheshire. CW8 2RW

Heather Bettley | Headteacher

01928 788230


School Opening Times: School opens at 8.45am and closes at 3.15pm