Welcome Back

We welcomed everyone back to the start of the Summer Term this week. As always, there is plenty to tell you about. Make sure you keep up to date by reading our weekly newsletter that is published every Friday.

Click here for your copy of Newsletter Issue 408

Woodcroft Weekly News – Issue 407

School is now back in full swing as you can see from this week’s bumper issue of the Woodcroft Weekly News. View the gallery below or click here to download the PDF … https://bit.ly/2O1XLPW

Nursery Places For September

30 Hours FREE Childcare is available at Woodcroft Nursery

Now is the time to reserve your place in our Nursery ready for this September. Contact the school office to discuss enrolling your child on our nursery register. Children born between 1st September 2017 and 31st August 2018 are eligible for a Nursery place at Woodcroft starting in September 2021.

***Contact our school office on 02089593244 office to fo more information***

Woodcroft offers the FREE flexible 15 hours provision for all children, with the option to book for extra sessions as required. Parents of three and four year olds that are registered with Woodcroft’s Nursery can also apply for the government’s 30 hours free childcare offer through the Government website www.childcarechoices.gov.uk.

Woodcroft Weekly News

Catch up on all the latest news in issue 406 of The Woodcroft Weekly … Download your own full edition PDF right here …  https://bit.ly/3lvRXdC

Bookface Challenge

We have had some amazing BookFaces submitted for our BookFace Challenge. What a creative lot you are! Here are six examples from the main gallery page … https://www.woodcroft.barnet.sch.uk/bookface-challenge-2021/

Keep them coming in and we will add them to the main page!

Go to the full gallery here … https://www.woodcroft.barnet.sch.uk/bookface-challenge-2021/

Woodcroft Weekly Update

We might have only fully reopened on Monday, but that doesn’t hold up back at Woodcroft. If you haven’t read this week’s news yet then you are going to need to catch-up! Check out the downloads below:

Woodcroft Weekly Issue 405 – PDF download

Welcome Back!


We are excited to be welcoming all pupils back to school on Monday 8th March. Make sure you have read the latest issue of our weekly newsletter which contains lots of information about our return. Download your own PDF copy of Woodcroft Weekly Issue 404 using this link. Alternatively, view the slides below … See you all on Monday!

Back to School in Barnet

Helping children back to school

It’s been a challenging year for children and young people which is why it’s so important that we so what we can to help support their mental health and wellbeing as they return to the classroom on 8 March.

We have a wide range of useful resources for parents, carers, teachers, children and young people on our Back to School page. Some of these include links to the latest government guidance, tips on how to get back into a routine, important information on potential changes to the school setting and advice on dealing with anxiety:

Also, Barnet Integrated Clinical Services (BICS) have organised a series of FREE wellbeing workshops for children, young people, parents and carers. View the list of workshops and details on how to book here.

We’re wishing you and your child the best of luck on their return to school!

Woodcroft Weekly News – Issue 403

A Big Week Ahead

After the announcement that schools are fully reopening on 8th March we have been busy at school preparing for the big day! We hope you are all excited to be coming back. In the meantime, there are lots of things you can do to get ready. Issue 403 of Woodcroft Weekly News contains lots of helpful advice.

It’s also a big week for Year 6 who will find out out their secondary school offers on Monday! Fingers crossed for your preferred choices.

Download your PDF copy of Woodcroft Weekly – Issue 403

We will be welcoming everyone back on March 8th

Click on the image to read the government press release.

Woodcroft Organisation for March 8th

We have now begin to finalise planning following the most recent  Government Guidance. Arrangements will be very similar to those that were put in place in September which aimed to:

  • Ensure pupils, parents and staff are as safe as possible
  • Enable the school maintain the highest standards of COVID security 
  • Support everyone’s well-being when school opens fully
  • Maintain a continuity of learning 

This will be achieved by:

  • Staff only working in only one year group
  • Retaining staff in the same year groups where possible facilitating immediate familiarity with the curriculum 
  • Each year group will have a nominated senior teacher to provide integrated support and inbuilt cover release 

School Timetable

Staggered entry 8.30am – 8.55am 

Pupils can arrive at school between 8.30am and 8.55am and go directly into class. Families will follow the current one way system for drop off.

Lessons will start at 8.55am

Please ensure you are on time. We advise that pupils are in school by 8.45am to benefit from early work support from teachers.


Pupils will have staggered break times within their year groups. They will not mix with other pupils.


Children will have staggered lunchtimes within their year groups and will not mix on the playground with other pupils.

End of the Day Collection between 3.00pm to 3.15pm

Lessons will finish at 3.00pm. Children who walk home from school will be dismissed at 3.00pm. Parents will be able to collect children between 3.00pm and 3.15pm. We have a marked queuing area at the front and back of school.

We will continue to operate our one way system. Please watch the video here if you need a reminder: https://drive.google.com/file/d/11bcc2-2nQ5Jh_D4hC75XOZorXGDoe2uC/view?usp=sharing

Teachers have been asked not to talk at length with parents at the end of the day to avoid hold ups. We also ask that parents and carers leave the school promptly after pick-up to avoid congestion.

It is important to remember that we will expect all adults to maintain the social distance rule while on site.


Mask should be worn at all times on school premises. We understand that not everyone is able to wear a mask. Those who are exempted can display their exemption tags/lanyards to reassure the rest of the community.

The Woodcroft Learning Continuity Plan 

We expect that there might be times when individuals, classes or even the whole school is asked to self-isolate. To overcome further disruption to learning we continue to adopt our Learning Continuity Plan.

What to expect online:

  • Weekly learning schedules published online in the class Google Classroom 
  • Daily activities and lessons published via Google Classroom
  • Termly topics and resources published online on the Treehouse. This will include essential knowledge, vocabulary lists, writing checklists, spellings, stories and videos

Other Important Information


We will be wearing full uniform. Howveer, we have temporarily relaxed our policy on school shoes until all non essential shops are open. Children can wear alternative footwear, e.g. trainers, if their shoes no longer fit.


Our coaches will continue to provide 1 hour of PE per class. This will be mainly outside or in the main hall. They will remain socially distant from the pupils and thoroughly clean equipment between use. 

Pupil wear their blue PE uniform on PE days.

Library Organisation

No staff or pupils will be able to visit the library this term. Each class will have a Library Book Box delivered each half term.

Breakfast Club

8.00am Breakfast Club will be available at a cost of ÂŁ1.50 per day. Please register and book via the school office. Children will be seated within year group areas to maintain their bubbles.

Acorns After School Club

We hope Acorns after school club can return to running a restricted service from 15th March . But this is subject to sufficient numbers of parents requesting the provision. We will need to maintain social distancing between pupils from different year groups so this involved some detailed planning.

Extra Curricular Clubs

We are not planning on restarting any extra curricular clubs during the spring term. However, we are currently looking at ways to restart clubs run by external coaches later in the summer term. 

Other Things to Remember:

  • The office window will remain closed. Please email or call 
  • Every child needs their own personal water bottle. They will take it home every day to wash and refill. All water fountains are turned off for safety reasons. We will not be able to supply water bottles if they forget to bring them.
  • Remember to provide your child with a personal pencil case to leave in school. See  Newsletter Issue 385 for a list of suitable items to include.

Reporting Illness

If children exhibit any symptoms of COVID19 we request that they are kept home form school in line with Government guidelines.

Please inform the office immediately so that we can take any appropriate action to maintain everyone’s safety.

Going Back to School

For children and families who have anxiety about returning the following presentation may be helpful …

click to view the slide show

School Risk Assessment and COVID19 Response Strategy

Staff and governors have carried out a series of risk assessments and associated planning based on the latest guidance to ensure the school’s safe opening on March 8th. These documents are shared below:

If you would like to comment on any of the above plans please email:  office@woodcroft.barnetmail.net