Dear Parents,

It is a very strange welcome back to you and your children after the Easter ‘break’; however, I hope that you and your families managed to enjoy your Easter celebrations and the lovely Spring weather despite these very unusual and difficult times.

School is a very quiet and lonely place without you and your children, although I am sure you would all appreciate the completely empty car park –  Mr Radford is not missing that part of his job!

As you can imagine, we continue to monitor the daily coronavirus updates given to us all by the Government and please do be assured that we will open the school as soon as we are allowed.

Fairstead From Home

It has been an absolute delight watching your children embrace their home learning this week and also to see all the new skills and hobbies they have learnt.  Please do keep the photographs and e-mails coming!  Mr Radford and I have greatly appreciated your feedback regarding your children’s online learning and we are working on your suggestions as we speak.

As I am sure you appreciate, it is far more beneficial to let us know directly if you have any suggestions or concerns regarding online learning.  Concerns raised through WhatsApp groups and not shared with us directly cannot be actioned.  As a school, we naturally wish to do the very best for you and your children.












It was wonderful to see Joseph in Year 1 embracing St. George’s Day on Thursday!  He dressed as a knight to sing the hymn for the day, ‘When A Knight Won His Spurs’, which I am sure many of you will remember from your school days!


A special ‘well done’ to Finlay in Year 5, for his delightful chalk drawing!


Our Wellbeing Cafe for the Children

It is particularly important at this time to prioritise the children’s mental health, happiness and wellbeing.  With that in mind, please may I draw your attention to Mrs Varma’s Wellbeing Cafe and Mrs Newman’s Mindfullness, which are both accessible for the children on DB Primary.  Please do look at the lovely pictures below which the children have sent to Mrs Varma.


I would like to share with you the highlight of my day, which was seeing little Toby in Reception cycle to the school with his father, in the hope of seeing his teacher and friends.  I had a lovely chat with him (from a socially acceptable distance!) and his excitement at seeing his school was palpable!


School Office

Please note that the School Office will remain closed whilst the school is closed.  If you wish to contact the school, please e-mail Saskia Ouwendijk on

Key Workers’ Children

Just a reminder that we remain open to the children of Key Workers, who cannot be looked after at home.  If you would like your child to be cared for whilst you are working then please contact Saskia on the details above.  Thank you.

With my best wishes,

Lynda Brereton