Update from Mr Richardson 2/5/20

5.5.20 Hillside Coronavirus update 5.5.20

Dear Parent/Carer,

I hope you are keeping well and staying safe! Another week of lockdown and a bank holiday on Friday to celebrate VE Day which won’t now quite be the same. We won’t be taking part in Helsby’s planned activities but I hope that everyone will take some time to reflect on the importance of the day and, if possible, join the two minute silence at 11am.

We await the government’s review on ‘lockdown’ and possible easing of restrictions including schools reopening. I don’t have any details or specific information on this yet but I am hoping that we will receive guidelines later this week. I expect schools to be reopened in stages with limited numbers of children and staff to help minimise risks and so that we can all stay as safe as possible. As soon as I know more details, I will let parents and carers know. We will make sure that, when the time is right, we manage the reopening carefully and with the safety of our pupils and staff as our number one priority.

Teachers are continuing to provide some ‘home-learning’ for the children through the school website. We are trying to keep this as easy for you to access as possible. Thank you supporting your children in accessing this.

I have done another short assembly for the children today and posted it here (the link is also on our website). This time I was able to be in the school hall so I hope that the children enjoy it. I will do another assembly next week.


The number of families needing childcare continues to be very low. Thanks very much for following government guidance. However, if you are a key worker, please continue to let us know as soon as possible when you need childcare so that we can plan for this. Please phone school on 01928 722991 or email Mrs Ellis on admin@hillside.cheshire.sch.uk or Mr Richardson on head@hillside.cheshire.sch.uk.

Remember that if you have any questions about home learning or need some help and advice, please use the contact email on the class page on the website: year(insert number)@hillside.cheshire.sch.uk.

Thanks again for your continued patience, help and understanding. Please continue to keep yourselves and your loved ones safe and take care! I look forward to seeing you all when school starts again!

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