The government announced today that primary schools in Ealing would not open from 4 January.
The earliest school will now open is 18th January.
We did not expect this announcement. We will publish more information as soon as possible.
Our initial plans are:
Children of key-workers and those who are vulnerable are welcome to attend school as usual from Tuesday 5th January.
All other pupils will learn at home using DB Primary or Google Classroom:
We will write in the next few days when our plans are more detailed.
You may have seen it in the press that the DFE suggested yesterday that schools could adjust the term dates and close on Thursday 17th December, and add a training day for teachers on Friday 18th December. This is because staff are expected to be available to do COVID-19 tracing up until Christmas Eve.
We have decided that changing term dates at this late stage is too disruptive compared to the small chance of having to trace contacts on Christmas Eve.
Please continue to work with us so that we can all stay safe to the end of term, none of us wants to fall ill with COVID-19 or need to self isolate over the Christmas holiday.
Please continue to:
We will be tracing any close contacts of any confirmed cases over the school holiday period. Please inform the school via email@example.com if your child has a positive test result during the school holidays. It is very important that you do this so that we can quickly contact other children and staff so that they can self-isolate.
Coronavirus, COVID - 19
The Department for Education (DfE) has issued further advice to schools today, including a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:
The DfE also states that no school should close in response to a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 case unless directed to do so by Public Health England.
The importance of good personal hygiene to prevent the spread of the virus by hand washing is highlighted.
Tate in London is working with a major artist on a project which will take place across London in 2019 - 2020. We would like to trace the individuals in this photograph to obtain their permission to use it for pre-publicity. It was taken at Little Ealing School in 1976.
Did you attend the school between 1971 and 1980 and if so can you help identify any of these pupils or the teacher?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you recognise anyone or know how we can contact them.
Girls Cricket Team – London Youth Games
On Tuesday 21st June 2016 Little Ealing Primary girls Cricket team attended the London Youth Games. There were 32 teams from 32 boroughs and the standard was exceptionally high. The girls started off a little slow, maybe due to nerves but it was clear they were here for the long haul. The team under the guidance of Miss Wood, Mr Behzadi and Mr Mahoney improved game by game and other schools were starting to take note. After a thrilling semi-final where it came down to the last 2 balls to decide if we were to progress to the final or have to settle for 3rd or 4th place, the girls held their nerve and were triumphant to the final where the girls seemed to save the best to last and produced some outstanding Cricket and what turned out to be a comfortable victory. I am now
pleased to announce that Little Ealing Primary's girls Cricket team are the 2016 London Youth Games champions. Mr Behzadi, Specialist Sports Teacher.
Sainsbury's School Games Gold Award
Mr Behzadi our specialist sports teacher is thrilled to announce that Little Ealing Primary School has been awarded the Gold Award for PE and sports provision from the 'Sainsbury's School Games' initiative. This is a national government led award which rigorously assesses schools to ensure they are providing the very best physical education.
At LEPS we provide pupils with over 2 hours of PE per week and support PE further with a rich array of before and after sessions. Our school has competed in many sporting competitions at a very high level and offers our children the opportunity to experience many different sports through links such as Featherstone Sports Partnerships, Trail Finders Rugby Club etc. We competed in a wide variety of sports, such as football, netball, rugby, athletics, basketball, handball and multi-skills to name but a few. We have also entered A and B teams in many of these events.
The School qualified for the London Youth Games at Crystal Palace in basketball and finished 5th in the whole of London only losing out in a shoot-out.
This is a fantastic achievement, and congratulations to all pupils and the staff for their huge enthusiasm towards sport. We must also thank Mr Behzadi for his tireless efforts in promoting sport and sporting values across the school.