Heathfield Primary School


Message from CEO

Dear Parents and Carers


We are living through historic and unprecedented events. For schools to be closing for an unspecified period of time would have been unimaginable just a few weeks ago. Our number priority has been and will remain to be the safety and security of our pupils. We do however, understand the need for some schools to remain open in order for key personnel to ensure the safety of the nation and to keep the country functioning. 

This is an especially confusing and unsettling time for our children and a worrying time for parents and carers. In know some of you will also be worried about your children’s learning during the school closures. We have provided a wealth of resources and ideas on school websites for you to use throughout the time that schools are closed. School staff will be adding to these as time goes by. I want assure you though, that whatever learning our pupils miss out on, we will catch them up very quickly when they come back to school and there will be little or no lasting impact. 

My advice to you both as a teacher and a father is to spend as much quality time with your children as you can. Try to learn new things together such as a new language on-line or a new hobby. Explore books and new knowledge together, talk to them about what is going on in the world to help them to make sense of it. Although we are being told to physically distance ourselves from family, friends and neighbours, this is a really good time to reinforce the idea that we are one community and need to look out for each other. 

I pray that all of you and your families remain in the very best of health and look forward to the day that we can welcome all of our children back to school. 


Sajid Gulzar 


School Closure due to Coronavirus

Unfortunately, school has had to close due to government advice about the Coronavirus outbreak. The reason the government has issued this advice is to try and halt the spread of the virus.

Two of our schools will remain open for vulnerable children and children of key workers. More information about these categories can be found here. If you have not done so already, and you/your child falls into one of these categories and you would like to access the provision, please complete this form and then contact the school using the email below.  We will then get in touch as soon as possible to discuss the provision we can offer.  However, guidance states that if you can keep your children safe at home then it is highly recommended that you do so.

This is a difficult time for all of us and we fully understand that you may have concerns surrounding your children’s education during the period at which school is closed. In order to try and address your concerns, we have provided some useful links to websites that children can access from home to support their learning.

We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused. Should you have any questions or would like to contact a member of staff during the period of school closure, please email schoolclosure@heathfld.bham.sch.uk and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

You can find some more information about Coronavirus in the links below:



Free School Meals during closure - COVID19

Parents: Please complete the survey here to request a daily packed lunch as part of the Free School Meals service (if you are eligible).  

As of the 20th March 2020, we are asking that you complete this as soon as possible.  Then, from the week commencing Monday 23rd March, we will re-launch the survey on a weekly basis to enable eligible families to join the scheme or leave the scheme as needed throughout the period of school closure.

Thank you for your ongoing support at this difficult time.

URGENT: Key Worker Parents - School Closure (Covid-19)

Following on from the government's announcements of national school closures, can all parents who believe themselves to fall into the 'key worker' bracket please complete this online survey.

This should only take around 2 minutes and will really help us to arrange appropriate provision for key worker's children. Senior leaders will meet on Thursday to review responses and plan for this provision.

Thank you for your support at this time.  We really appreciate it.

Coronavirus Update

In light of the ongoing concerns regarding Coronavirus, I am writing to update you on the measures we are taking at school to ensure the ongoing health and safety of the children, staff and wider community. 

As a school we are following the advice from the government and from our Multi-Academy Trust (PACT). Therefore, following careful consideration, I wanted to inform you that:

·       School swimming lessons for Years 3 and Year 4 are postponed until further notice;

·       All sports competitions will be cancelled up until Easter – further information will be shared after Easter 

·       After-school clubs to continue – parents will be informed if this changes

·       The planned Parents Evenings on Tuesday 24th and Thursday 26th March will be postponed and rescheduled – a date will be shared once confirmed

·       Our Mothers’ Day assemblies on the 20th and 23rd March will be cancelled

·       Our Spring concerts on the 1st and 2nd April are cancelled

·       The trips to London have been cancelled

·       The trips to the Gurdwara and Thinktank have been cancelled

·       All children are washing their hands at regular intervals throughout the day

·       Regular cleaning of the school is taking place with a focus on touch points – door handles, work tops, tables etc

Whilst current advice from the government is that schools will remain open, we are nevertheless preparing in case schools are closed. If this guidance is to change, we will inform all parents immediately. 

The current guidance on 111 online for self-isolation is that if your child has a fever, temperature or persistent cough you should remain at home until 7 days after your symptoms started and let school know immediately.  After 7 days, if you feel better and no longer have a high temperature, your child can return to school. The cough may go on for some weeks in some people, even though the coronavirus infection has cleared. 

A cough by itself does not mean you have to stay at home for more than 7 days.


If you do not get better after 7 days use the 111 online assessment service again before you leave your home or let visitors in. Please do keep the school updated on any medical diagnosis of the virus. 

Coronavirus Information

Dear Parents and Carers,

We are receiving regular advice and updates as a school regarding Coronavirus.

Here is a really useful poster/guide which we have received. We are sharing it with you to raise awareness of steps being taken in school but also steps you can take at home to help keep germs at bay.

The department for Education have launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education.

Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:

The helpline is open from 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday.

Please also remember that if you have recently visited any other countries outside of the UK, to check online for any relevant steps or precautions you may need to take.

You can find the latest information on COVID-19 by visiting gov.uk/coronavirus.

Thank you in advance for your support with this.



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