Finedon Rd, Wellingborough, Northants, NN8 4NS
Tel: 01933 304970

Hayway, Rushden, Northants, NN10 6AG
Tel: 01933 351200

Dear Parents and Carers,           

I hope that you are all safe and well. 

I am writing to you because we have had to make changes to our plans for the wider reopening of our school.

I am very disappointed to say that it is no longer possible for us to open as widely as we had previously planned. I trust that that you understand that this is not a decision taken lightly, but rather one made taking into account the most recent available information regarding Coronavirus.

We have decided with Governors, that we are able to extend our childcare provision on the Wellingborough site only. This will be offered to children who have Social Workers, whose parents are Keyworkers, and those who are subject to formal support plans from both sites. Senior leaders have considered individual risk assessments.  This provision has been open since the school closed in March.

We have been working hard to improve our online offer to all children, and your child’s teacher will be in touch next week with more information. I would like to remind you of the information on the school website, under the Children’s Area tab, where you can find links to activities and ideas. The website is

 If you have any questions for your child’s teacher, you are welcome to contact any member of the Senior Leadership Team:

for queries relating to children usually based at Rowan Gate East or queries relating to Children who are Looked After or have been Looked After.

for queries relating to children in Early Years Foundation Stage classes from either site.

for queries relating to children in Years 3 and 4 from either site

for queries relating to children from both sites in Years 5 and 6, and any transition to secondary schools queries. 

for welfare queries, safeguarding information or queries relating to children in Years 1 and 2 from either site.

You are also welcome to contact me if you would like to do so, my email address is

I understand that this is a difficult and frustrating situation for you, please be assured that we are doing our very best to support children and families during this very difficult time.

Kind regards

Laura Clarke

Head teacher

Home Access to 5-a-day Fitness

Parents are able to access the above website from home using the details sent to them on Parentmail

5-a-day Fitness resources are well suited to home-schooling, but are also ideal for using in the classroom physical activity that is inline with social distancing guidelines.  


Fitness Websites

Our friends at PR Sports Coaching have sent us some videos to share for keeping your childrne active.

These videos are aimed to be fun, inclusive for varied age groups and capabilities, tailored to the National PE curriculum but with minimal specialised equipment/home resources.

Please see the video links below.







Dear Parents,

I hope that you are all safe and well.

We have been working this week on planning for the phased reopening of our school, and I am writing to you all to let you know what we are planning to do.

Thank you for responding to our question about your child returning to school – nearly one third of the children will be joining us from 15th June.

After meeting with Governors last night, a clear way forward has been agreed, offering two days a week in school for some of the children whose parents have asked for it. I am sorry to say that we are not able to take any more children at the moment, as we are required to limit the number of children in each group to three or four depending on the needs of each child.

The childcare provision for children of Keyworkers will continue at the Wellingborough site each day, but be closed on a Friday (starting from next week).

The Wellingborough site will be open to more children on Mondays and Tuesdays ONLY

The Rushden site will be open to more children on Wednesdays and Thursdays ONLY

The administrative staff will be able to take calls from you on these days.

Transport are only able to run the service for very few children – and most children will need to be brought in and collected by parents.

The Governors understand that the focus will be on the children enjoying some time with us, and settling in the school buildings again.

Our staff have all done a wonderful job of keeping the school open and safe for our children, and keeping the statutory processes running as well – Reviews and Safeguarding processes and meetings have continued as if the school was fully open. I must thank them all.

I will be in touch with those of you whose child has been allocated a place from 15th June in a separate letter. Later in the term, you will all hear from us about plans for the Autumn term.

If you have any questions, you are welcome to email me on .

Kind Regards

Laura Clarke

Rowan Gate Primary School
Wellingborough: 01933 304970
Rushden: 01933 351200


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Hayway, Rushden, Northants, NN10 6AG

Tel: 01933 351200

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Finedon Rd, Wellingborough, Northants, NN8 4NS

Tel: 01933 304970