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Open After Hours Sessions - Year R (Sept 22 start)




Dear Parents and Carers

We thank you wholeheartedly for your interest in Harrison Primary School and were really looking forward to welcoming you this week. 


On advice from the UK Health Security Agency, the Department for Education and local authority it is with great regret that we have decided to cancel our ‘Open After Hours’ sessions scheduled for Thursday 4th and Monday 15th November 2021.


We are truly sorry that we cannot welcome you into school at this time; we know that you need to ‘see and feel’ the essence of a school in order to make an informed choice for your child and we want you to join our community. Therefore we have asked our Year 6 pupils to create a virtual ‘guided tour’ of Harrison in which you can see our school working on a typical day – you will hear what they have to say about our school and how it feels to learn and grow here. This film will be uploaded to our school website soon..


Hampshire County Council is aware of significant numbers of positive cases in school aged children across Hampshire and greater incidence in schools locally. All schools have been advised to implement additional measures, such as limiting open days, thus we have taken the decision not to invite potential new parents into Harrison this week.


Understandably, we have to prioritise the safety of our whole community; this includes potential new families, our current cohorts and the Harrison team.  The previous half term has been very challenging but we have managed to keep the school open despite rising COVID cases.


We sincerely apologise for this inconvenience and are disappointed not to be able to meet you as planned.   At present, our current parent/carers are not coming into school either,.


Please keep an eye on our website for the short film we will be uploading soon that will hopefully give you a sense of what Harrison is all about.


Kind regards 


Sara Gmitrowicz, Executive Head teacher &

David Moorman, Chair of Governors 

Harrison Primary School



COVID/DfE guidelines permitting, we are hoping to be able to offer ‘Open After Hours’ sessions for prospective Year R parents whose children are due to start in school in September 2022.


They will be held on the following dates:


Thursday, 21st October 2021

 from 4.00 - 5.00 pm


Thursday, 4th November 2021

 from 4.00 - 5.00 pm


Monday, 15th November 2021

from 4.00 - 5.00 pm


These sessions will be for adults primarily.  They are an opportunity for you to visit Year R, speak with the Year R team and hopefully have any queries answered.


Please can we ask that a maximum of 2 adults per prospective child attend.  There is no requirement to book for these sessions, we look forward to welcoming you.


Should you have any queries please


Call:  01329 234016



Please be aware COVID/DfE guidelines may mean all these sessions could be cancelled at short notice.  Our website will be updated should this be the case. Please check before you attend.