On 1st June Burgess Hill Girls welcomed back pupils in Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 classes following the lockdown.
The independent school has had to make significant changes to routines and classroom arrangements to adhere to COVID-19 social distancing guidelines. These include a fixed school day of 8.30am to 4pm and different drop-off locations for specific classes. Only children are allowed into the school, they bring their own water bottles, but toys or books are not allowed to be brought in. As opposed to school uniform, children are wearing comfortable home clothes and shoes suitable for all types of activities.
The school is also hoping to welcome back Year 10 and 12 classes in the next few weeks.
Burgess Hill Girls Head Liz Laybourn said:
“We are delighted to be able to welcome back some of our pupils this week. I am incredibly grateful to our staff, parents and children for their support in making it happen. Seeing the girls’ happy faces as they get stuck-in to school life again makes it all worthwhile. I am now looking forward to the time the whole school community will be back together, hopefully it will not be long.”