Welcome Back for September 2020!

We are really looking forward to having the whole school back in Trottiscliffe for the new academic year.  Please find below the key information you need regarding the adaptations made in school to minimise risk to our pupils and staff and their families.

Letter Information for returning in September
 Covid 19 FAQs
Staggered timings from September 2020

Kenya Class 8:45am-3pm

Congo Class 8:55am-3:20pm

Uganda Class 9am-3:25pm

Burundi Class 8:40am-3:10pm


Proposed Wider Opening of School for Term 6

The Government announced on 10th May that schools may be able to allow Year R, 1 and 6 to return to school from June 1st.

Please find a copy of the letter sent to parents explaining how we are approaching this in Trottiscliffe.  There is also a copy of the form to return to the office in both Word and PDF formats.  Alternatively you can  return this information via the Google Form from following this link : Google form for June 2020 return

Letter Phased Wider Opening
School Wider Opening Return FormSchool Wider Opening Return Form

Key Information during Covid-19

It is great sadness that as a result of the devastating Covid-19 pandemic we heard the announcement on March 18th, that from Friday 20th March we have been instructed to close until further notice. 

As a school we continue to offer childcare to children of key workers who have no one at home to care for them.  Any parents in this situation can contact the school office by email to request a place for their child.

Home Learning

Teachers are working incredibly hard setting work for all children through the online learning portal KLZ.  All families will have received their child(ren)’s login for this website before the start of Term 5.  Children also have access to their Doodle Apps for practicing Maths, Times Tables, English and Spelling.  As always we want our children to read each day.  In response to parents concerns regarding running out of books at home, all children have been set up with access to Bug Club where they can access books online of a similar level to their reading books from school.  Families can also set up accounts through KCC libraries to have access to a wealth of free ebooks.  If any families cannot find their logins, please do not hesitate to contact the school

For our youngest pupils, the teachers of Kenya Class have a secure online classroom where they are able to model the learning and set challenges for the children as they continue to learn through play.

We believe this time is challenging for all of our community and our primary concern is the wellbeing of our pupils and their families.  We are supporting families through weekly phone contact  and we have also set up a private Facebook group for our school community to enable informal communication and minimise the risk of isolation.

As we await any announcement on when schools will start to reopen we shall continue to support our children and look forward to throwing open the doors and coming together as one community once more.


Stay safe and stay home.

Best wishes from the Trottiscliffe Team.