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Spring Term 2020/2021

Testing update: 11th March 2021

Update 1st March 2021: Letters to Parents - Return to School 8th March

Update 6th January 2021: Remote Learning Offer

Update 5th January 2021: Key Worker Confirmation Letter

Update 31st December 2020: January 2021 start date letter

Autumn Term 2020/2021

Update 9th October 2020: Drop and Collect Testing

Update 29th September 2020: NHS Test and Trace Letter for parents

Update 23rd September 2020

PHE Letter to parents and guardians

Letter for Reception parents

Update: 21st September 2020

DFE Guidance for Parents - Punjabi

Punjabi DFE Reassurance Leaflets


Update: 20th September 2020

Letter to all parents

Letter to Optimism 2


Update 16th September 2020

A message from the Birmingham City Council Public Health Team

"In addition to the growing number of bubbles self-isolating due to positive tests, we know that the national issue around testing capacity is currently affecting attendance at many schools. Like you, we are concerned about the disruption to pupils’ education that is resulting from pupils and staff having to stay at home while waiting for a test.

Along with Public Health Birmingham we are working on potential local solutions to this issue as well as lobbying NHS Test and Trace for a rapid solution. We will keep schools informed as more information about these solutions is available.

Best wishes,

BCC Public Health Team"

What to do if a pupil is displaying symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19)

Update: Friday 28th August 2020

Phased Reopening Plan and Risk Assessment 2020


Coronavirus Update: Thursday 27th August 2020

Please see letter to parents regarding the re-opening of the school. 

Letter to parents 10th 27th August 2020

Summer Term 2019/2020

Coronavirus Update: Wednesday 10th June 2020

Please see letter to parents regarding the re-opening of the school. 

Letter to parents 10th June 2020


Coronavirus Update: Wednesday 27th May 2020

Please see letter to parents regarding the postponement of the phased re-opening of the school. 

Letter to parents 27th May 2020


Coronavirus Update: Friday 15th May 2020

Please see letter to parents regarding the phased opening of Nishkam Schools. 

Letter to parents 15th May 2020


Coronavirus Update: Tuesday 12th May 2020

Dear Parents / Carers,

I am sure you will have heard the Prime Minister’s speech on Sunday 10 May 2020, in which it was announced that a phased return to school could begin from as early as 1st June for Reception, Year 1 and Year 6.

As further details of these plans are sent to us by the Department for Education from today onwards, the school’s Senior Leadership Team will be meeting to discuss all aspects of re-opening in consultation with other Nishkam School Trust leaders, local head teachers and national organisations. Please bear with us while we put our plans in place and be assured that we will leave no stone unturned in ensuring a safe re-opening for your children and our staff when the moment comes. As soon as plans are finalised, we will let you know.

Thank you for your on-going support of your child’s education and the school.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs G Kaur, Headteacher 

Mrs D Westwood, Principal

Nishkam Primary School Birmingham  


Tuesday 21st April 2020

Please see update to Safeguarding policy in light of the current Coronvirus pandemic. 

Safeguarding Policy and addendum 


Coronavirus Update: Friday 17th April 2020

Dear Parents / Carers,

We hope you and your families are all safe and well. As we are sure you will have heard based on the announcement from the Foreign Secretary on the 16 April 2020, the country will remain in lockdown for at least a further 3 weeks, so until we communicate otherwise, the school will stay closed for the majority of pupils and remain open for the children of critical workers. Our teachers will continue to set online learning. Thank you for your ongoing support through these difficult times.

Kind regards

Mrs G Kaur

Interim Headteacher

Nishkam Primary School Birmingham


Coronavirus Update: 25 March 2020

Dear Parents / Carers,

Please see the latest guidance from the DfE dated 24 March 2020, detailing how you can help to support the implementation of social distancing at our school:

Thank you for your ongoing support in helping to keep our pupils and staff as safe as possible at this time.

Kind regards

Mrs D Westwood


Nishkam Primary School Birmingham


Friday 20th March 2020

Closure update 20th March letter


Thursday 19th March 2020

As announced by the government, our schools will be closing at the end of the day on Friday but will remain open for pupils of key workers. We will be sharing further details soon with details following further government advice as it is produced. 


Monday 16th March 2020

Please see links to coronavirus Information:

Please note the additional guidance based on the PM’s statement on Monday 16 March 2020. As previously noted we will follow direct guidance from the DfE and notify you of any such changes. Please see a link below to the PM’s statement further guidance from PHE (Public Health England). 

PM Statement 16 March 2020

COVID-19 Guidance for Education Settings - 16 March 2020


Friday 13th March 2020:

Letter to parents

Coronavirus Closure Plan

Government guidance to educational settings about covid-19 

Government guidance covid-19 Stay at home guidance