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Open Morning Plans for Reception Entry in September 2021

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the planned format for Open Mornings will have to be very different from ‘normal years’ as we need to protect the integrity of our Year Group Learning Pods. This means it would be unsafe to show adults around the school as they would be moving between the different Year Group Learning Pods.


Our plan for the Autumn Term Open Mornings is to have two key elements:

1. High quality videos which give full tours of the two school campuses (Plum Lane Campus, SE18 3HW and the Vincent Road Campus, SE18 6RG). The videos will be available on the school website for viewing at any time. You can already see some examples of videos showing the Plum Lane Campus on the school website (I’d suggest watching the 2nd video first as that was done for the return of the children in Year 5 in June and shows more of the playgrounds)

Here’s the link:

I’d also suggest having a look around our Distance Learning Portal as you’ll see lots of videos of our staff telling storiessetting challenges and teaching musical instruments during the last 5 months of lockdown.

2. Please email if you would like to book to attend one of our Open Morning ‘Meet the Senior Management Team’ events on one of the following dates:

Plum Lane Campus (SE18 3HW) – Wednesday 18th November 2020 (10am to 11am) or Thursday 26th November 2020 (10am to 11 am)

Vincent Road Campus (SE18 6RG) – Tuesday 17th November 2020 (10am to 11am) or
Friday 27th November 2020 (10am to 11am)

In your email, please use ‘Open Morning’ as the subject header and then tell us which Campus you would like to attend and which date. It would help if you include your mobile number so we can text you in the event of any changes. Feel free to include any questions you may have so we can make the time as productive as possible for everyone who attends. We will also add them to a FAQ section on the website.

We will confirm receipt of your request via email and then confirm if you have a place as soon as possible. Please DO NOT just turn up to an Open Morning unless you have an email from the school confirming your place.

We will host these sessions at the two campuses in a way that fully complies with the Covid-19 safety guidance at the time. This could mean we host the meetings in one of the school halls or outside in one of the playgrounds. At this stage, it’s more likely to be outside in one of the playgrounds. We will keep this plan under review and adjust as the guidance allows.

I hope the above information helps. Places will be limited to ensure safe social distancing. The tour videos will be available by the end of this month. In the meantime, have a look at our Plumcroft Youtube Channel or our Distance Learning Portal as they will give you a good sense of school life at Plumcroft.


Richard Slade