Newsletter 22nd Feb 2021

Weekly Newsletter – 22 February 2021


Dear parents and carers

I hope that everyone had a restful and enjoyable half term break. Once we receive further information about the full reopening of schools, I will update you with the information you will need.

As always, I have tried to keep the weekly newsletter as brief as possible. Please try to take note of everything in the newsletter as it contains important information and updates.

Parent survey

Thanks to everyone who has completed the parent survey into remote learning. If you haven’t completed the survey, please do so as soon as possible. So far, we have received 80 responses. Of these:

86% are happy with the overall quality of remote learning

85% feel that communication has been good

73% think that the live lessons have been good

78% have been happy with the information on the school website and class pages.

We are pleased that the very large majority of parents are happy with our remote learning provision but we are always looking to improve what we do. Please can we ask that any specific feedback you have about any aspect of the remote learning is sent in an email to We would particularly like to hear about anything that has not worked well so that we can rectify this.

Remote learning update

Please remember the small changes to the timings of lessons from today.

9.15am Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6

10.15am Reception, Year 1, Year 2

11.30am Year 3, Year 4

12pm Year 5, Year 6

1pm Reception, Year 1, Year 2

School reopening

We expect the announcement later today that schools will reopen fully on 8 March. I will write soon with further detail of staggered timings and other arrangements.


Assemblies continue to go well and focus on wellbeing. Please try to join us if you can. Assemblies will now be held at 2.45pm on Mondays and Fridays. The link for all assemblies is:

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 776 5022 2877
Passcode: tvu2rX

Thanks very much everyone. Please take care and stay safe.

Kind regards

Craig Richardson, Headteacher

Contact the School

Helsby Hillside Primary School

Bates Lane
Helsby, Frodsham
Cheshire, WA6 9LN

Headteacher: Mr C Richardson
School Contacts: Mrs Julie Ellis
& Mrs S Tregilgas

Tel: 01928 722991

SEN Contact: Mrs Lynda Thomas

SEN Email: