St John's Church of England

Primary School

Church Street, Pemberton, Wigan, WN5 0DT

01942 222133

16th March 2021

 Dear parents / carers,

 We have had a fantastic return to everyone being in school together.  We are so pleased with how those children who have been at home have returned, well done everyone.  It’s lovely to have our school family back together.

 As with everything else, parents’ evening will need to be a little different this year.  We aim to use Microsoft Teams (as we did with our online learning) so that you can have a private conversation with your child’s class teacher from the comfort of your home.  We will send you a link to the meeting appointment via your child’s Purple Mash account (more details will follow).  Most of the appointments will be on Wednesday 23rd March after school.  Please bear with us as this is the first time we have tried it this way.  We will endeavour to keep each meeting to five minutes so that everyone gets a fair slot.  If you feel that you need a longer session, then you will need to book a separate evening with your child’s teacher.

 Don’t forget to keep up to date with our Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Facebook  -  St John’s CE Pemberton

 Twitter - @pemstjohns


Kind regards,

 Mr Speakman


Friday 5th March 2021

As you know the government have said all primary school children are to return to school on Monday 8thMarch.  As schools are the first thing to open after lockdown, we need to remain cautious and continue using our many systems to keep everyone as safe as possible.  One of these measures is the staggered start and finish times (utilising various doors) that we introduced in September.


Group 1 - 8.40am drop off and 2.55pm pick up.

Group 2 - 8.50am drop off and 3.05pm pick up.

Group 3 - 9.00am drop off and 3.15pm pick up.


Please only arrive just before your time slot; encourage your child to line up near their coloured cone and then leave the playground as soon as your child has been dropped off / picked up.  This is to reduce the number of people on the playground at any one time and to avoid bubbles mixing.


You will be receiving a message via the school app to remind you of what group your child is in.  If you have not used the app for a while you may need to log out and then back in to read new messages.


Thank you for your support in this and we look forward to seeing you all next week.