St Patrick's Church of England School - School is currently closed

St Patrick'sChurch of England School

Learning Together, Growing Together, Supporting Each Other



30th March 2020



Dear Parents/Carers,

Along with twelve other schools we are part of the Milnthorpe Cluster. We are offering a child care hub as from Monday 30th March for families of key workers who have no other child care alternative. As a cluster we are working hard to ensure that childcare can remain in place for those children of key workers throughout the duration of school closures. Please be aware over the coming weeks this may be a diminishing resource.  We must reiterate however that provision is ONLY for our front line key workers.  We all have a duty to make sure only those families who urgently need this support have access to it.

The message is and must continue to be CHILDREN ARE SAFER AT HOME.

The following school will act as a cluster hub over the next few weeks:  Milnthorpe Primary School. This will continue until further notice and will be available Monday-Friday from 8am -6pm; please do not arrive at  school before this time.

If you need to use this service and have evidence from an employer that supports this need please contact Milnthorpe hub using the following email: . You will need to complete a registration document on entry.  Going forward weekly childcare must be booked by 6pm each Wednesday night so that correct staffing levels can be maintained. 

A packed lunch will need to be provided by you unless your child is in receipt of Free School Meals in which case the hub school will provide your child with a packed lunch. Please ensure your child wears their school sweatshirt and trainers. They will also need to bring a water bottle, coat and a pair of gloves for handling outdoor equipment and any medication they may be taking. Please make sure you have completed an ‘administration of medicines’ form which you can complete at the hub or you can download and complete from the St Patrick’s website and take along to the hub.

Please be aware this offer is provided by staff from a combination of schools and it is important to realise that your child may not know any of the staff. We are very grateful to all the staff volunteers across our cluster of schools who are providing this service; be patient with us - it is an imperfect model to cope with an ever changing crisis. Please only use this service when you have exhausted all available child care options.

Many thanks,

Milnthorpe Cluster of Primary Headteachers