Welcome to Coniston Primary School


Download and print: Key Worker request letter January 2021 (Word Document)

Dear Parents and Carers 

I am sure you will have watched the announcement at 8pm from the PM regarding the closure of all schools as from tonight. 

As you will imagine, this was a surprise in one respect and not in another. As a school, we will be here to support you in this next phase of lockdown. However, this does need some time to plan and organise the remote learning and key worker/vulnerable children who will be entitled to physically come into school. 

As a result, we have taken the decision, alongside the rest of our cluster schools and the governors, that we will remain closed to all children regardless of status until Wednesday. This will enable us to plan for the best possible remote learning we can offer as well as organise key worker/vulnerable groups. Please understand that we have staff who will have childcare issue just like some of our parents. I need to ensure your children have adequate supervision moving forward. Up until now, we have separated Bubbles, however, there is every possibility that this will no longer be the case, depending on the number of children we will have in.

The list of children whose parents can be classed as key workers has been updated for those schools which were told not to open today. Please follow the link to this guidance. Critical workers and vulnerable children who can access schools or educational settings – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

We will begin to accept requests for places for children on this basis from tomorrow morning. We will send out either a survey or a form to fill in if you feel your child comes under key worker or vulnerable. (Please do not email this evening as I will be planning for the safe return of staff and children in due course) This list also contains those children with EHCP’s and are vulnerable (those under social care). More details will be communicated to you via email tomorrow morning with plans for the start of online learning. 

I am sure that you will be anxious about remote learning once again, but you did so brilliantly last spring and summer. We will be here for you and support your children through their learning and you in assisting them in this. 

Thank you in advance for your patience and continued support. 

Best wishes

Alan Walters


Keeping our school safe

Keeping our schools and early years settings safe: a message to all parents and carers. Please take a look at this help and advice. Download: Keeping Safe Parent Letter Dec 2020

SORRY – All the EYFS/Reception 2021 open evenings during November are cancelled due to lockdown. We hope to reschedule them during December/January.


The open evenings for prospective parents will be:

  • To be updated asap

Due to social distancing, these visits will be limited to four households per session.

To book a slot, please call or email the office to request a time. We will then confirm what slots are available.

We look forward to seeing you!


Please take a look at our virtual tour of Reception at Coniston. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the school. We look forward to hearing from you.


Parents and carers can now apply for free school meals online via the Citizen Portal, using the link below. Your eligibility will be checked online, and the portal will let you know whether your child is eligible for free school meals. If your child is eligible you will receive a confirmation message, and the school will be notified directly. If you are not eligible you will be presented with a message stating this.

Apply for free school meals online

Download: Free School Meals Application Form

Coniston Primary School opened in September 1999, following the amalgamation of Coniston Infants and Junior School. We are proud of our children and believe that every child matters.

Our vision statement captures the aspirations we have for our school:

“Working together we can succeed”

This vision, and all we do in school, is underpinned by our shared values of trust, respect and pride.

We have 7 classes with children from 4-11 years old. Patchway Sure Start Children’s Centre and St Chad’s Pre School are also based on our school site providing a variety of opportunities and support for families with young children. For further information please see Quick Links below.

On behalf of the whole school community, may we welcome you to Coniston Primary School. Having visited the website, if you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us at school.

Alan Walters, Head Teacher
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