Forestdale Primary School

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Information re Coronavirus/ Covid-19 (update 19th March 2020)

Dear Parents and Carers,


You will probably have seen the announcement from the Government yesterday afternoon at the 5pm press conference that all schools across the UK are to close from Monday 23rd March to all but some pupils.


Schools will remain open for-

  • Children of key workers
  • Pupils with EHC Plans
  • Other vulnerable groups


It is vital that we are informed by 12 noon Friday via email or letter if you believe your child falls into this group and will continue to attend school so that appropriate provision can be made for them.


As some of you who are self- isolating already know we are supporting the learning of children at home through school packs (to be renewed after the Easter holidays) and through links on the school website. Please see Mr Foster’s letter.


Today, we understand you may be worried or anxious about the coming weeks but we want you to know that Forestdale Primary School will continue to do what we do best: be there for each other and support you as much as we can in these troubling times.


We will stay in contact with you through the school website, through emails or phone calls. We still want to share successes and hear of your learning and experiences at home.


Again, a reminder to check the school website and school APP regularly for emergency updates and to inform us of any change in your contact details- enquiry@forestdale.bham.sch.uk

Once again, thank you for your continued support, care and understanding. Please do not hesitate to contact me via telephone or email if you have any queries. I have kept the contact details on the back of this letter for your information.

Please look after yourselves and your families too,

Best wishes


R James

Head teacher

Useful contacts-

Department for Education-

DfE coronavirus helpline for parents relating to education: 

0800 046 8687  (Monday -Friday 8am to 6pm)


Email: dfe.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk



Public Health England-



NHS symptom checker- click and follow the links-









Awards we have received so far.

  • Primary Science
  • Healthy Schools
  • Health for Life
  • Artsmark Award
  • EEF
  • Big Lottery Fund
  • Music Mark