Cardwell Primary School

Cardwell Primary School

Mutual respect, resilience, responsibility, tolerance and perseverance

Learning for life



Welcome back to all pupils. We will be focusing on reconnecting as a community, re-establishing our resilience to learning and our excellent ethic of behaviour for learning.

Staggered start and finish times will be in place we ask that – where possible – just one adult drops off and collects children, and these times are adhered to in order to reduce congestion at and around the school’s entrances.  Unfortunately, parents and carers will not be able to come onto school premises at present without an invitation. Any meetings will be held virtually as much as possible.


Reminder Half Term

As far as we are aware currently,

We will be having half term as usual with children finishing school on Friday 23rd October and returning on Tuesday 3rd November.


Nursery Times of the School Day


We have been able to extend the times for our Nursery sessions to the full 15 hours after a successful first term this will start from
Tuesday 3rd November 2020

Please see the amended Start/Finish Times and Gate Opening/Closing Times

New Nursery Time of the school day


Primary Schools In Royal Greenwich 2021/2022

If your child is due to start primary school in September 2021, you need to apply for a primary school place.

The deadline for applications is 15 January 2021.

If you missed the closing date, you'll still need to apply online.

Primary Schools In Royal Greenwich Booklet

 How to Apply for a Primary School Place:

Royal Borough of Greenwich Application For a Primary School Place


Secondary Schools In Royal Greenwich 2021/2022

The closing date for on time applications is 31 October 2020. 

If your child is due to transfer from primary to secondary school in September 2021 and you missed the deadline, you still need to apply for a secondary school place online.

Secondary Schools In Royal Greenwich Booklet

 How to Apply for a Secondary School Place:

 Royal Borough of Greenwich Application For a Secondary School Place


Online Learning Form

In order to help us further develop our online learning offer, please complete the Google Survey on our website. We understand that some families will have barriers to accessing online learning. The survey will help us to understand these barriers such as not having access to a device (e.g. computer, laptop, and tablet) or Wi-Fi in the home. Helping us to understand the circumstances for each child will enable us to plan how to overcome these barriers.

Online Learning Form

  Response to any Infection 

Parents/Carers and staff will be expected to engage in the track and trace process if required to do so. If a child develops any of the symptoms related to COVID their parent/carers will be contacted immediately and they will be isolated with a member of staff. Parents/Carers will be expected to collect their child asap, book a test and follow the ’stay at home’ regulations. As a school, we will keep contact with the symptomatic family and provide appropriate support. 

For further information regarding systems for prevention and response to infection at school please see the school website.


Request For Absence During Term Time 

Holidays are not permitted during term time unless in exceptional circumstances. All request for special leave should be made in writing two weeks in advance.

The Public Health England has updated the guidance for educational settings regarding travelling during the novel coronavirus outbreak.

If you have travelled within the last 14 days please follow the guidelines before returning to school. 

Please DO NOT return your child to school, you will need to self-isolate when you arrive in England if you visit somewhere that is not exempt in the 14 days before you arrive.

Please check the following information:

Guidance Coronavirus Travel Corridors Update


COVID-19 Advice


  It is vitally important to keep our community safe, if your child or anyone in your household has symptoms, your whole household must isolate for 14 days (10 days for the person who has the symptoms first) or unless the person with the symptoms has a negative test result.  All members of a household are advised to self-isolate if anyone living with them has a new continuous cough, a high temperature and a loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste.  

Cardwell Primary School Risk Assessment:

Risk Assessment COVID-19

Further information from the government can be found by clicking below: 

COVID-19: guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection

You do not need to call NHS 111 to go into self-isolation. If your symptoms worsen during home isolation or are no better after 14 days, contact NHS 111 online. If you have no internet access, call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999. 


Thank you for your continued support.


     Mrs Lazell                                                Mr Dunbabin

Executive Headteacher                                    Head of School