Coronavirus: An Update

Autumn Term 2020: 

First and foremost, we would like to take this opportunity to thank parents and carers for their understanding and cooperation since we closed our doors to the majority of pupils at the end of school on Friday 20 March, 2020.  We fully appreciate that this period has been challenging for many families who have had to combine childcare and work commitments alongside home schooling.

As all pupils are now returning, we are writing to let you know that we have taken all necessary steps to mitigate the risk of virus transmission at all our schools and our arrangements for welcoming back all children have been quality assured by Educator Solutions – the Trust’s health and safety provider.  We know that some of you may be anxious about returning your child to school at this time.  Please be assured that we, and the Government, are confident that the benefits of being back in school far outweigh the very low risk the current levels of the virus in the community poses for the vast majority of children.  It is vital for all children to return to school to minimise the longer-term impact of the pandemic on education, wellbeing and wider development.

We are very much looking forward to welcoming pupils back into school.   If you have any further questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact the individual schools on:

Bacton Primary  01449 781367

Cedars Park Primary  01449 778230

Mendlesham Primary  01449 766224

Stowupland High  01449 674827



Coronavirus: Trust Update

Trust Update no.9_ September 2020

JMAT Strategic Risk Framework for Full Opening- August 2020

For advice on travelling to school on the bus, please see the poster from Suffolk County Council here:  transport Covid-19 Poster

You can find all previous updates and information below:

Please find the Trust Risk Assessments here:  JMAT Strategic Risk Framework for Wider Opening, June 2020;   COVID-19 Educational Settings Risk Assessment- June 2020

Trust Update no.8 July 2020

FAQs for Primary Parents/Carers, 19-May-20

Trust Update no.6 April 2020

Coronavirus Trust Update no. 5   26-March-20

Minister Ford’s open letter to the SEND sector  26-March-20

Coronavirus Trust Update no. 4 20-March-20

Coronavirus_ Trust Update no. 3  19-March-20

Coronavirus_ Trust Update no. 2  18-March-20 

Coronavirus General Information no.1 16-March-20

The DfE updates their information on a regular basis and you can find a link to their website here:

There is also some advice on mental health and wellbeing here:

Advice for staff: