Yet-to-be-built Primary school prepares for home learning

Building work has begun at Chestnut Park Primary School. Picture: CLT

Building work has begun at Chestnut Park Primary School. Picture: CLT - Credit: CLT

A yet-to-be-built Primary school in Yatton has reassured prospective parents that it has plans in place to provide home learning should the coronavirus pandemic prevent children attending in September.

Chestnut Park Primary remains on schedule for completion later this month - despite tier three restrictions and the recent announcement of the UK's third national lockdown, which forced North Somerset schools to close.

Virtual tours of the school have been offered by the Clevedon Learning Trust (CLT), which will take ownership of Chestnut Park upon completion.

Artist impression of Chestnut Park.

Chestnut Park Primary School will now host virtual tours for parents. - Credit: CLT

Chief executive of CLT, John Wells also revealed that architects have created a video to showcase Chestnut Park Primary School for residents.

Mr Wells said: "‘This fly-through video allows parents to see what Chestnut Park’s building and grounds will look like when completed.

"I hope this, combined with our virtual tour and prospectus, will help them to make an informed decision when choosing a primary school for their child."

The multi-academy trust has had to find digital solutions to give updates for parents who will be sending their kids to its first reception classes later this year. 

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However, a spokesman has confirmed that the school is prepared to provide home learning if children are unable to attend in September due to the coronavirus pandemic.

They said: "If Covid-19 restrictions mean children can not attend in September, we will use online platforms to welcome children to the school and deliver a challenging and engaging curriculum.

"We will use all the experience we have gained since the pandemic began to make sure this provision is of the highest quality."

A screenshot of Chestnut Park's school grounds.

A screenshot of Chestnut Park's school grounds. - Credit: CLT

Parents who would like a reception spot for their child, can log on to North Somerset Council’s admissions website - www.n-somerset.gov.uk/my-services/schools-learning/school-admissions

The deadline for applications is 11:59pm on January 15.


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