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Barnburgh Primary School

Learning to shine together



CRITICAL WORKERS (Key Workers) 'In School' provision.


In line with government guidance, we are in a position to offer places in school to children of critical key workers. Please see Government definitions of critical key workers below:

          Critical workers 

          Parents whose work is critical to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and EU transition response include those who work in health and social care and              in other key sectors outlined in the following sections. 

          Health and social care 

           This includes, but is not limited to, doctors, nurses, midwives, paramedics, social workers, care workers, and other frontline health and social                care staff including volunteers; the support and specialist staff required to maintain the UK’s health and social care sector; those working as              part of the health and social care supply chain, including producers and distributors of medicines and medical and personal protective                          equipment.

          Education and childcare 

             This includes: 

  • childcare 
  • support and teaching staff 
  • social workers 
  • specialist education professionals who must remain active during the coronavirus (COVID-19) response to deliver this approach 

    Key public services 

    This includes: 
  • those essential to the running of the justice system 
  • religious staff 
  • charities and workers delivering key frontline services 
  • those responsible for the management of the deceased 
  • journalists and broadcasters who are providing public service broadcasting 

    Local and national government 

    This only includes those administrative occupations essential to the effective delivery of: 
  • the coronavirus (COVID-19) response, and the delivery of and response to EU transition 
  • essential public services, such as the payment of benefits and the certification or checking of goods for import and export (including animal products, animals, plants and food), including in government agencies and arms length bodies 

    Food and other necessary goods 

    This includes those involved in food: 
  • production 
  • processing 
  • distribution 
  • sale and delivery 
  • as well as those essential to the provision of other key goods (for example hygienic and veterinary medicines) 

    Public safety and national security 

    This includes: 
  • police and support staff 
  • Ministry of Defence civilians 
  • contractor and armed forces personnel (those critical to the delivery of key defence and national security outputs and essential to the response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and EU transition) 
  • fire and rescue service employees (including support staff) 
  • National Crime Agency staff 
  • those maintaining border security, prison and probation staff and other national security roles, including those overseas 

    Transport and border 

    This includes those who will keep the air, water, road and rail passenger and freight transport modes operating during the coronavirus (COVID-19) response and EU transition, including those working on transport systems through which supply chains pass and those constructing or supporting the operation of critical transport and border infrastructure through which supply chains pass. 

    Utilities, communication and financial services 

    This includes: 
  • staff needed for essential financial services provision (including but not limited to workers in banks, building societies and financial market infrastructure) 
  • the oil, gas, electricity and water sectors (including sewerage) 
  • information technology and data infrastructure sector and primary industry supplies to continue during the coronavirus (COVID-19) response 
  • key staff working in the civil nuclear, chemicals, telecommunications (including but not limited to network operations, field engineering, call centre staff, IT and data infrastructure, 999 and 111 critical services) 
  • postal services and delivery 
  • payments providers 
  • waste disposal sectors 


Please complete the form below if at least one member of your household meets the government guidance of a critical key worker and you require your child to attend school where you have no one within your household, support bubble or childcare bubble to be with your child at home.

The form will go live every Monday at 8am and will close at 12pm (midday) every Wednesday for critical key workers to book school places for the following week. If you do NOT hear from us by 5pm every Wednesday, please assume that your booking has been successful and bring your child(ren) to school in the normal way (at their normal class entrance) on the first day you have booked them in.

Due to high demand for places and the logistics of timetabling staff and catering services, we will NOT be able to offer school places to families who miss the deadline for the booking form.

Children of successful bookings need to come to school in school uniform every day except for their PE day, when they must come in school PE kit. Your child(ren) will need to bring a pair of indoor shoes, a water bottle and a packed lunch (if you are not booking a hot school meal or school grab bag).

We really want to support all our critical key workers but we have to balance this with the safety of all our pupils and staff. The less pupils who attend school, the safer everyone will be and the faster we will come out of lockdown. Please can we appeal to critical key workers to ONLY book school places where it is absolutely necessary. This way we hope to be able to help everyone.

Due to high demand, we are asking for details of all critical key workers in the household in case we reach a point where we need to prioritise places in our school.

Thank you in advance for your support and cooperation with this.



Please note: these forms DO NOT open until Monday 11th January at 8am and will close on Wednesday 13th January at 12pm (midday).


Dear Families,

So, it’s the winter time and the usual bugs and sneezes are looking for little people to infect!

Please continue to ensure that you remain focused on Covid 19 symptoms when deciding whether to get your child tested and whether to send them to school.

If your child has a sore throat, they can come to school if they are well enough.

If your child has a headache, runny nose, slight temperature, they can come to school if they are well enough.

If your child has a bit of a cough, a sore throat and a runny nose, they can come to school if they are well enough.

If they not well enough to attend school, please keep them at home, like you would normally do, for a few days until they feel better. Remember to inform school.

Your child does not need to be tested for Covid 19 for any of the above.

If your child has Covid 19 symptoms of:

  • a new continuous cough
  • a fever (temperature of 37.8 degrees C or higher)
  • loss of or change in normal sense of taste or smell

then your whole household (including adults and siblings), must stay at home.

You should arrange a test by visiting or telephoning 119.

When you receive the test results you must inform school as soon as possible.

 We appreciate how difficult the current situation is for everyone. We are also very aware how difficult it is to get tests at the moment. Please know that you have our full support and that we will work with you in whatever way we can.

Please see a table below to help you identify what actions you need to take based on various symptoms or situations.

Kind regards

Jo Potts



Please find below some answers to questions you may have for the start of the new school year. Please feel free to email any member of staff if there is a question you have that is not answered here. 

 COVID-19 Secure Risk Assessment 010920.pdfDownload
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 Action Plan EDITION TWO.docxDownload
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Early Years Welcome Back Video

Reception Dinners Video

Year One welcome back video.

Y6 Welcome Back Video

Coping Skills For Kids.


In these challenging times there will be some parents whose income varies and may well pass the threshold for eligibility for their child to have free school meals. We want to ensure that those families receive the support they are entitled to. The link below is for DoncasterMetropolitan Borough Council (DMBC) free school meals.


Before you start you you will need: 

  • your own name and date of birth
  • contact details
  • national insurance number or national asylum seekers number
  • child’s name and date of birth 
  • child’s school

You will be notified within 2 working days by DMBC if you are entitled to free school meals. Our school will be notified each week of any changes and will ensure you receive your electronic vouchers to be used in local stores. 

If you have any issues completing the form please contact us on any of the emails provided and we will do our best to help. 



For more Information linked  to Local Authority services and how the Corona Virus Act 2020 has impacted on local education  arrangements for children and young people who have special educational needs and/ or disabilities  please click on the links below: