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St Andrew's Benn Church of England Voluntary Aided School is a wonderful, caring school that values each and every one of its children. We have approximately 305 children on roll aged 3-11. We have a fantastic team of teachers, support staff, admin staff and lunchtime supervisors that contribute to our family environment.
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  • Google Classroom Staff are working hard to try and get Google Classroom up and running as quickly as possible.  We also sent home a list of websites to find resources and work.  This can be found below along with a Parents Guide to Google Classroom.
    Posted Mar 30, 2020, 6:37 AM by Mrs Gurney
  • Covid-19 Update - 20 March 2020 Dear Parents, The list of key workers has now been released. Please go to: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-maintaining-educational-provision/guidance-for-schools-colleges-and-local-authorities-on-maintaining-educational-provision Whilst you may see your occupation on the list and feel that you are therefore entitled to continue to send your child still attending school, this will not necessarily be the case. You must consider the guidance that says: "If your work is critical to the COVID-19 response, or you work in one of the critical sectors listed below, and you cannot keep your child safe at home then your children will be prioritised for education provision," the Department for Education said ...
    Posted Mar 20, 2020, 3:30 AM by Mrs Gurney
  • Coronavirus Covid-19 Update (17 March 2020) Dear Parents, As I am sure that you are aware, the situation regarding The COVID-19 virus in the UK has now escalated significantly. The number of people within the school community who are self isolating is increasing daily. This includes members of the school staffing team - some of them because they fall into the ‘vulnerable’ category, and some because they, or members of their family are displaying symptoms of the virus. For this reason, I want to forewarn you that in the instance of significant staff shortages, for operational and health and safety reasons, the school will:Partially close in the first instance. Parents of affected classes will be contacted through the text and email system as soon as ...
    Posted Mar 17, 2020, 7:35 AM by Mrs Gurney
  • Update from Warwickshire School Health & Wellbeing Service Parents/carers can call the service on 03300 245 204 or text Parentline on 07520 619 376.Young people aged 11-19 can text ChatHealth on 07507 331 525 (see attached for ChatHealth poster).These services are available Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm and Friday 9am-4.30pm.Our service webpage contains useful information for children, young people and their families and will be updated with the latest information and advice from our service: https://www.compass-uk.org/services/warwickshire-school-health-wellbeing-service/Support and information is also available from the Family Information Service (FIS) - https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/fis
    Posted Mar 17, 2020, 7:31 AM by Mrs Gurney
  • Covid-19 Update 16th March 2020 Dear Parent/Carer, As the situation around COVID-19 escalates nationally, we are preparing for the local situation to change and for more confirmed cases to be diagnosed. We are being guided by the experts at Public Health England who have established stringent criteria for if and when a school should close and for how long. Head Teachers from schools across Rugby have met and have agreed, that until we are advised otherwise, we will maintain business as usual and keep disruption to our children's learning to a minimum.  However, the health and safety of the children, staff and wider community has to be our priority and we have to play our part in preventing ...
    Posted Mar 16, 2020, 7:56 AM by Mrs Gurney
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