COVID-19 Information

Please be advised that this note is current as of 1st February 2021.

Please read the ‘Parental Guide’ below which sets out the school organisation regarding remote teaching.

Remote teaching Parental guide

The return to class after the Christmas holidays will be under remote tuition protocol for GS, CP, CE1-CE2 and CM1-CM2 classes. All afterschool clubs for these levels are cancelled.

We are however happy to keep our Early Years levels open, eg. PS and some pupils from MS classes born after the 31/08. 

After the half term holidays, teaching will continue with the same structure as in these recent weeks. For clarity, if your child was being taught remotely, this will continue. Similarly the school will continue to welcome the same nursery pupils. Teaching will resume on Monday the 22nd of February after 2 weeks of holidays. 

Regarding a possible return date for all the levels, the Government has announced schools may reopen on the 8th of March.We will communicate as soon as possible on this return date.

In regard to remote teaching, we will use our previous lockdown experience to offer the best possible educational continuity in the current circumstances. We know that is not ideal and we appreciate each household has different needs and expectations. Rest assured that our team is engaged and motivated to be as flexible as possible.

It is important to emphasize that each of us has a role to play in preventing COVID-19. Applying protection measures and following school or public health instructions, such as wearing a face mask and washing hands more often, have become civic health measures ensuring both individual and collective protection. We therefore encourage you to follow all these measures carefully.

Regarding attendance, we ask you not to bring your child if he or she suffers from one or more of the following symptoms:

-fever,

-cough,

-loss of taste or smell,

-sore throat,

– great fatigue,

-vomiting.

In this particular context of COVID-19, the school is doing everything possible to welcome pupils in a safe environment. All the important information is available in our protocol (Please click here).

We will also ask you, as outlined in the protocol, to participate in the NHS test and trace process if COVID-19 is suspected. These restrictions are intended to limit the spread of viruses within groups as much as possible and to provide better protection for pupils and staff. The school community will thus be able to maintain the best possible educational functioning by preventing the occurrence of cases and the closure of ‘bubbles’.

For more information about our school protocol, please contact us at lapetiteecolefrancaise@gmail.com.

More information for Parents

For more information, please see the UK government guidance and NHS dedicated website :

Information on testing and tracing for Coronavirus

The School will be part in the UK Government’s COVID-19 testing programme for primary school and nursery staff using quicker COVID-19 tests known as ‘Lateral Flow Devices’. Each member of staff will be able to test themselves twice weekly from next week to help break the chain of transmission as quickly as possible.

Community testing for people without Coronavirus symptoms

Coronavirus community rapid testing is being offered across Kensington and Chelsea as cases continue to rise sharply across London.
Testing is available for those who have no Coronavirus symptoms and the following –

  • Cannot work from home
  • Critical workers
  • Essential retail workers
  • Tradespeople who enter people’s homesIf you fit into one of these categories, then you can visit any of the sites (no need to pre-book) to get a rapid community test.

Please do not attend if you have any Coronavirus symptoms. You should self-isolate, get a PCR test and follow National Guidance.

In Kensington and Chelsea, symptom-free tests will available at the following locations:

  • The Great Hall at Kensington Town Hall, Hornton Street :8.30am to 6pm Monday to Friday – 10am to 4pm Saturday and Sunday
  • The Café at Kensington Leisure Centre, Silchester Road : 10am to 4pm seven days a week.
  • Chelsea Old Town Hall, King’s Road : 10am to 4pm seven days a week.

In Westminster, symptom-free tests will available at the following locations seven days a week:

  • Little Venice Sports Centre, 10 Crompton Street, London, W2 1ND – 10am – 4pm
  • Westminster Cathedral Hall, Ambrosden Avenue, Westminster, London SW1P 1QH – 10am – 4pm
  • Moberly Sports Centre, 25 Chamberlayne Rd, Ladbroke Grove, Kensal Green, London NW10 3NB – 10am – 4pm

More Information

Announcements

 
We are delighted to welcome you to La PEF for this new academic school year.

COVID 19 : Click here for the latest information

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Places Available

A limited number of places are still available for some levels. Please contact
Amandine Codorniou (+44 (0) 208 960 1278 lapetiteecolefrancaise@gmail.com)