St. Mary's Catholic Federation, Carshalton

St. Mary's Catholic Federation, Carshalton

Learning, Playing and Growing together in the Love of Jesus

School News

23rd September 2020

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23rd September 2020

Current School Start and Finish times - During COVID 19

Year Groups

Entry time   into school

Drop off and   collection point

Time for   collection


8.55 am (morning session

12.15 pm (afternoon session)

Gate 5

3.15 pm


8.40 am

Gate 4

3.15 pm

Year 1

8.35 am

Gate 3

3.15 pm

Year 2

8.35 am

Gate 6

3.15 pm

Year 3

8.30 am

Walled   Courtyard- front of school

3.15 pm

Year 4

8.30 am

Lower   Playground via ramp

3.15 pm

Year 5

8.30 am

Upper   Playground using pathway below MUGA to external classroom doors

3.15 pm

Year 6

8.30 am

Upper   Playground using upper pathway behind   MUGA to external classroom doors

3.15 pm

NB .   Collection time on a Wednesday for all year groups

2.05 pm

15th September 2020

Safeguarding Alert! Amendments to arrangements for collection on a Wednesday afternoon

15th September 2020

 Amendments to arrangements for collection on a Wednesday afternoon

Dear Parents and Carers,


Firstly, thank you for the positive response about not entering the school site of St Philomena’s and St Mary’s until 5 minutes before entry time, there has been a positive change here although we do need this to be all families in the future. In light of the government announcements about people not collecting in groups of more than 6, it is important that we manage this in school as far as we can with appropriate social distancing being applied. If we are unable to achieve this, we may need to adopt other practice of having a complete one-way system with entry restricted to certain gates but we don’t really want to implement this due to consideration for your preferred entry onto the site.


We continue to take adjustments on both sites for your convenience but still need to encourage parents to allow pupils in year 5 & 6 to walk to school independently – hopefully we can then work towards the same for at least year 4 children.


Following a safeguarding meeting with Ms Noone, Headteacher of St Philomena’s High School, St Mary’s finishing time on a Wednesday will be delayed until 2.05pm and not 1.45 pm as previously communicated coming in to affect from tomorrow 16th September. This is to safeguard the students who attend St Philomena’s School as well as those attending St Mary’s. Hopefully the small adjustment will not be a problem for our families and I apologise for the short notice but it is important to respond immediately in these situations.


The schedule of not entering our sites until 5 minutes before will still be in place with gates opening at 2pm as this allows the high school students to return to class safely after their lunch. The school are committed to working with our families and to safeguard all children and thank you for your cooperation, patience and ongoing support when we need to adjust systems.


Thank you all once again for your patience and to reiterate also that the children are working really well and have adjusted to the new school year.


With Kind regards


Mrs Hulme, MA, NPQH

Executive Headteacher

11th September 2020

Sutton School Streets Trial: St. Mary's Catholic Juniors and St. Philomena's Catholic High School for Girls Letter

Dear Parents and Carers,

Further to previous information shared, I am writing to give notice of the road use restrictions that come into force from Monday 14th September 2020.

This information has been communicated from the: -

Sustainable Travel Officer

Highways and Transport

Kingston and Sutton Shared Environment Service

London Borough of Sutton

Sutton School Streets Trial: St Philomena's and St Mary's

We want to make the streets outside our schools safer and the air cleaner for our children. To help achieve this, we are trialling School Streets in a number of areas across the borough. A School Street is where the road outside a school is closed to motor vehicles during school drop-off and pick-up times.

Why are we doing this?

Many local people have really enjoyed the lower levels of traffic and improved air quality during the recent lockdown. We also know that children are among the most adversely affected by high air pollution levels. To help continue these benefits, and improve the health and wellbeing of children in the borough, we are trialling School Streets.

School Streets will help support our ambitious aims to tackle air pollution and encourage people to be more active. This scheme has been developed based on feedback from residents and the school and aims to address:

? Congestion and poor parking around the school

? Parked vehicles with their engines running, contributing to air pollution, and

? Road safety and lower traffic speeds

The School Street will help make the road safer and calmer for pupils at school start and finish times. Parents who drive to the school are requested to park further away.

What will this mean?


Monday 14 September 2020 we will be trialling a ‘School Street’ scheme for six months on Shorts Road from the junction with Colston Avenue roundabout and the junction with Alma Road.

This section of Shorts Road will be closed to motor vehicles during school drop-off and pick-up times, between 8:15-9:15am and 2:15-3:30pm Monday to Friday, only during school term times.

Kind regards

Mrs Hulme, MA NPQH

Executive Headteacher