School Organisation for September 2021

Woodcroft Organisation for September

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 
  • Maintain a continuity of learning
  • Support everyone’s well-being 

This will be achieved by:

  • Avoiding whole school groupings
  • Matining staggered uses of playground and hall space
  • Retaining year group based staffing structures that will enable flexible and seamless adoption of tighter restriction if required
  • Providing every 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 continue to follow the current one way system for drop off.

Lessons will start at 8.55am

Early activities will be set by teachers form 8.30am. Please ensure you are on time. We advise that pupils are in school by 8.45am at the latest 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.


Lessons will finish at 3.15pm. Children who walk home from school will be dismissed at 3.10pm. Parents will be able to collect children between from 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:

Masks Optional

The wearing of masks  is now optional on school premises. Mask are available free of charge at school entrances.

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. School shoes should now be worn on non PE Days.

*the relaxation of this policy finished at the end of the summer term. Black school shoes should again be worn as part of the school uniform.


Our coaches will continue to provide 1 hour of PE per class. This will be mainly outside or in the main hall.  A second scheduled hour of PE will be implemented later in the term.

Pupils wear their blue PE uniform on PE days.

Library Organisation

Classes will begin to visit the Library from 4th October 2021

Breakfast Club

8.00am Breakfast Club will be available at a cost of £1.50 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

Acorns After School club will be open and continue to run a slightly restricted service from 3.15pm to 5.30pm.  

Extra Curricular Clubs

We are to planning restart extra curricular clubs during the autumn term pending further risk assessment after re-opening.

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 420 for a list of suitable items to include.

Reporting Illness

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

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

Covid Contingency Plan Summary

Please read COVID Contingency Plan Summary. View the image below or download a PDF here










School Risk Assessment and COVID19 Response Strategy

Staff and governors are currently carrying out a out a series of risk assessments and associated planning based on the latest guidance to ensure the school’s safe opening on 6th September.

These documents will be shared shared below in due course:


If you have any questions or would like to comment on the above plans please email:

Weekly News Issue 420

It’s the final newsletter of the academic year – and what a year it’s been!

We have had an eventful final week in school, but for a change it was for all of the right reasons and not Covid related! Read about our Year 6 leavers events, Year 5 celebrations, things to think about to get ready for September, our summer reading challenge, the Arbor Parent Portal and lots of summer camps available in the local area.

Download your own PDF copy of Issue 420 here … ISSUE 420

Have great summer, see you again on 6th September!


Oliver The Musical

Year 5, please can we have some more …?

Year 5 left us wanting some more after their fantastic performance of Oliver The Musical today in school. Keeping audiences small and socially distant, they performed their piece a number of times to different groups from across KS2. Well done to all of the cast and teachers for a wonderful show.

Year 6 Leavers

The Coolest Party In Town!

What better way to party on one of the hottest days of the year than with an with outdoor disco followed by a water battle to cool off?

Year 6 did things a bit differently this year! They have enjoyed a day long leavers event that included an afternoon outdoor disco, pizza supper, an amazing ‘Class of 21’ photo arch, and to finish of, a mega 6G vs 6J water bomb battle!

The teachers might have enjoyed it just as much as the pupils by the looks of it!

Eid Mubarak

Eid Mubarak to all who are celebrating – We hope it’s a peaceful and joyous day.

Weekly News Issue 419

Issue 419 of Woodcroft Weekly is a jam packed 8 page edition this week.

Use the link below to download your own PDF copy and find out about some sad goodbyes, how to access our parent portal through Arbor, staff achievements, Year 6 Arts Award, Bushcraft camping, the Summer Reading Challenge … and much more!

Click here … Woodcroft Weekly Issue 419 PDF

Weekly News Issue 418

Issue 418 is a bumper 6 pages full of your Woodcroft Weekly News!

Download a PDF copy here …  to read about our amazing Arts successes, arrangements for September, summer activities, class photos, parents evening and lots more!!!

Pupils at Woodcroft Excel in the Arts

Despite all of the restrictions this year, it has not stopped Woodcroft’s success. This week we are proud of two outstanding achievements in Music and Dance that you can read about below. In addition to this, Year 6 pupils are currently putting the finishing touches to their Bronze Arts Award portfolios ready to submit by moderation by Trinity College London advisors next week. They have worked hard all year to ensure they are exceeding the criteria when their work is moderated.

National Success For Woodcroft’s Award Winning Dance Team

2nd Place Result in The Great Big Dance Off 

Woodcroft’s amazing Dance Team have achieved an incredible 2nd place in the The Great Big Dance Off’s national primary competition. Schools had to send in a video of their composition for judging. In fact we were only 1 point off the top spot after the judges added up the results! The team had only 6 weeks to choreograph and perform their dance so they have done amazingly well. Miss Williams, our Dance Coach said, “It’s been quite a challenge putting this dance together in such a short period of time but worth the hard work! Well done to my amazing dance team!”

Click to watch their fantastic dance.

You can watch their video by clicking the image of the link below.

Take a look  …

Woodcroft Pupil Wins Prestigious Music Scholarship

We are delighted to announce that Bianca (Y5) has been awarded a Mayor of London Young Musicians Scholarship by the Trustees of the London Music Fund. Scholarships are awarded to pupils who have shown exceptional talent, commitment and enjoyment in their music-making. Only the very best students across London are recommended for a scholarship and it is therefore a great achievement to receive this award! Well done to Bianca, and our fantastic music teachers from BEAT. Mrs Boden, Bianca’s woodwind teacher,  commented, “Bianca works hard in lessons and in her practice at home, her playing is beautiful. I’m delighted that she has been awarded this well deserved scholarship.” We look forward to watching Bianca develop as a musician.


Woodcroft Weekly – Issue 417

We have had another busy week with trips, theatre groups, photographs and (unfortunately) COVID19! Keep up to date with everything that is happening in school by reading your copy of Woodcroft Weekly every Friday! Download a PDF version here …

Please Complete Our Questionnaire

Safety In Our Local Parks

Burnt Oak schools are keen to support our local communities following the recent events at Montrose and more general issues with park safety. We are responding to ongoing concerns that have been expressed by our pupils in class, and our families at the school gate. 

Local Headteachers wrote a letter to Barnet Council about these concerns. We are pleased to report that support has now been offered to our pupils through safety talks, workshops and counselling for those in need.

However, worries still remain in relation to our families and their ability to safely access the local parks and open spaces, especially as we approach the summer holidays. 

Burnt Oak schools want our communities to have a voice! We have joined together to create a short questionnaire to collect your views. Your responses will then be put to Barnet leadership at a special schools’ forum to be held before the end of term. 

We now need as many families as possible to complete our questionnaire! Click here …

Links will also be sent out by email and text. It only takes 5 minutes so why not do it now!

We want all of our children to feel safe. We want our families to feel heard! Please take part in our questionnaire. Thank you.