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Farnborough Road Junior SchoolBelonging together, learning together, achieving together


Welcome to Farnborough Road Junior SchoolBelonging together, learning together, achieving together

Keeping School Safe

Thank you for all of your help over the first 5 days at school. Our system has worked well in general and we are delighted to see so many pupils back in school


As promised we have reviewed the current system to try and help you all as much as possible as we all try to get back to some kind of normality.


  • We very much want everyone to try and keep to the start and finish times we have already  published. This helps reduce adults on the school grounds and the congestion around our limited number of doors.
  • If you have a very long wait because of the start times we have issued, we are happy that you bring your children to their classes at the time of your LATEST. As long as all children are in by 8.55am, this will give those with more than one child a little flexibility and reduce your waiting times.
  • Now that all the children know their routines, you may consider allowing an older child to come onto the site alone. We have lots of staff around and they will be safe. This will help reduce adults on the school grounds.  
  • Please continue to exercise social distancing. Follow the signs and arrows and only stay on site as long as you need to.
  • Please keep your children away from playground equipment both before and after school.  
  • Finally, several parents have asked about whether we can make masks mandatory for adults on the grounds. We will continue to follow guidelines which currently says they are not required. However, if you wish to wear a mask, it is your choice.


Hopefully, these guidelines will help everyone. We are all managing a very complex situation and working together keeps everyone safe. We know we cannot please all the people all of the time, but we will continue to do all that we can to keep everyone safe.


As usual, please email me using if you have any questions or concerns.


Kind regards,


Mr Antell


What do I need to know when my child comes back to school? 


In July, we sent detailed arrangements for every class and they have been resent via email in the last few days.


If you have missed out on these letters, they can be found on this link:-


Class Arrangements for September 2020


What does school look like?


I know that many of you came to school in June and July and so you have a really good idea of how the school looks and works. If you were not able to come at that time, we made some videos which you may find useful as you get ready for Thursday. Although they aren't 100% up to date, they will help! They can be found on this link:-


School Videos


New to the Juniors?


If your child is coming into Year 3 this September, we did lots of transition work via Class Dojo in June and July. Again, we also have lots of information on our website which you can access on this link:-


Year 2 Transition


How can you help us?


We really need your help to make sure everything goes smoothly in September.


  • Pupils will need their own water bottle and pencil case. School will provide a new water bottle in September for every child.
  • It would help school a lot if you could provide your child with a small pencil case complete with pens, pencils and rulers etc.
  • Please try to help your child to remember their belongings each day. They can only bring a SMALL bag as we are not using lockers or cloakrooms in the initial period.
  • Make sure your child has a black tracksuit as well as PE kit as their lessons will be outside.
  • Please follow the directions on the school site and use the correct gates for entry and exit.
  • Usually we love to see parents on site and we like talking to you as well. However, we are asking you to keep your time on site to a minimum in the coming weeks.
  • If you need to get a message to a teacher or other staff member, please use electronic means if possible. Class Dojo and email are the preferred forms of contact at the current time.



Need More Help?


If you find either you or your child need more support with their return to school, there are a wealth of resources available. Take some time to look through these links:-



Young Minds - Returning to School


Mental Health Foundation - Helping you child return to school


Mental Wellbeing Support from Solihull Council


Do you have a question?


We will keep our list of Frequently Asked Questions up to date so that you can see what others are asking!

They are available on this link:-





If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to email me using and I will make sure that we find you an answer!


Together we can make the return to school a safe and happy experience for everyone.



Mr Antell