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Beckford Primary School

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Update 24.6.20 - currently open to children in EYFS, Y1 and Y6, as well as children of Key Workers and vulnerable children. 

Update Wednesday 24th June 2020 - 1:10pm

You may have seen the recent government announcement regarding schools opening to all pupils in September.  The school is currently awaiting guidance from government on how this should be managed in order to plan how we will safely implement full opening.

Update Thursday 11th June 2020 - 10:20am

The school opened more widely last week, and children from EYFS, Y1 and Y6 are now welcome to attend along with children of Key Workers and vulnerable children. Many thanks to the amazing support from our parents which has helped ensure things have run very smoothly so far. The children who have returned have been wonderful and adapted so well to the new arrangements, and we are having lots of feedback to say that they are very happy to be back.

The school is operating differently to normal, using a range a measures to minimise the risk of virus transmission for children, staff and parents.  These include smaller class sizes (no more than 15), strictly separated playtimes for each class, and staggered times for the start and end of the day.  School is closed to children (other than key worker/vulnerable children) on Fridays to allow for deep cleaning, planning and preparation time for staff, staff training and reviewing the school's risk assessment.

Children who remain at home will still be provided with appropriate home learning activities via Google Classroom.

Mr Drake wrote to all parents on Thursday 21st May with more detail of the plan - a copy of his letter is below.

If you would like your child to attend school and they are in one of the eligible year groups, please contact the school via to make us aware.


Update Friday 24th April 2020 - 10:45am

One of our school governors has very kindly collated a list of helpful resources that residents can access if they need help and support during the pandemic. Most of the resources are accessible to Camden residents, but there are also some links at the bottom of the document for Brent and Barnet residents.  Click on "List of resources to support families during COVID-19 pandemic.pdf" at the bottom of this page.  Many thanks to Annika Coleman who compiled the list alongside Fortune Green Councillor Lorna Russell.

We continue to be open to children of Key Workers and "vulnerable children" (those with an EHC plan for special needs or with a Social Worker).  If your chld is in one of these categories and you need a school place during the lockdown, please get in touch with us.

For guidance on which roles are considered Key Workers, please visit

Please note, that "Many parents working in these sectors may be able to ensure their child is kept at home. And every child who can be safely cared for at home should be."

Thank you for all the positive messages of support and encouragement at this challenging time.  We are all working hard to do the best for our children, our community and our nation's health, and it is good to know that we have your support.


Update Friday 3rd April 2020 - 3:45pm

The government has introduced a national voucher scheme for families whose children are on the free school meals register (FSM).  We will be enrolling our FSM eligible children into this scheme, and will write to families with FSM eligible children next week.

Whilst school is closed, families will receive a £15 voucher every week for every child eligible for free school meals who is not attending school. 


Update Thursday 19th March 2020 - 11:25am

Click below for Mr Drake's letters to parents regarding arrangements.

On Wednesday 18th March 2020, the Government announced that all schools in England would close after Friday 20th March.  They have instructed that for children of key workers, children with an EHCP, and children with a Social Worker, school will still be open.