COVID-19 Update

As covid rules have relaxed and we strive to “get back to normal”, Covid-19 is still affecting day to day provision at HCPS. At the time of writing 8 members of staff are currently absent from school, with cases among pupils continuing to rise. Please remember…

If your child is unwell with COVID symptoms, please do not send them to school.

Latest government guidance states…

“Children and young people with COVID-19 should not attend their education setting while they are infectious. They should take an LFD test from 5 days after their symptoms started (or the day their test was taken if they did not have symptoms) followed by another one the next day. If both these tests results are negative, they should return to their educational setting if they normally attend one, as long as they feel well enough to do so and do not have a temperature.”

Although there is no longer a legal requirement for people with coronavirus (COVID-19) infection to self-isolate, if your children have any of the main symptoms of COVID-19 or a positive test result, the public health advice is to stay at home and avoid contact with other people.

We will continue to follow this guidance. So, if your child has symptoms and tests positive, isolation continues for up to 10 days, unless they have 2 consecutive negative tests.

For further public health advice please click the links below…

Hedgehogs Nursery Applications

If you have a child whose date of birth is between 1st September 2018 – 31st August 2019 and you would like them to join our Nursery, we are currently accepting and processing applications ready for September 2022.  Application forms are available on our school website or you can request one by email to

SEVERE weather

So far, so good…but there is still the possibility that we may have a period of severe weather. If we have to close due to severe weather, please listen to local radio stations and consult this website,, for updated information.

And finally…

Mrs Whitmore has expressed her intention to retire from her full time teaching post at the end of this academic year. I’m sure you will join us in wishing her a happy retirement as we come closer to the end of the summer term.

As you are aware, Mrs Broadbent will also be retiring. Mr Betts, currently Head of Performing Arts at Hadleigh High School has accepted the position of Music Teacher at HCPS and will be joining us in September as Mrs Broadbent’s successor. We look forward to welcoming him to our school.

Dates for your diary

(All dates are subject to change)

Mon 21st MarchChris Todd assembly Shakespeare week
Wed 23rd MarchHSA Mothering Sunday Gift Sale
Thurs 24th MarchSchool Council meeting
Friday 25th MarchYear 6 swimming by invitation
Monday 28th MarchLast week for clubs Full Governing Body meeting: 6:30pm
Thurs 31st MarchYear 4 to Sutton Hoo Year 5 Performance Poetry afternoon
Monday 4th AprilBryn Rickards assembly
Wednesday 6th AprilNursery to Polstead Woods (am)
Thursday 7th AprilYear 3 to Bury St Edmunds Cathedral
Friday 8th AprilSpring Skip School closes for Easter break School reopens on Monday 25th April

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