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Welcome to Summerhill Infant School
Term 3 ends Friday, 18th February 2022, 3.15 pm
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Lots of schools in Bristol and nationwide will be facing the same dilemmas of keeping the school warm for Pupils/Staff over the winter and keeping windows open to ensure that all rooms have fresh air circulating to reduce the risk of the spread of Covid -19 in school. Both measures equally keep children and the workforce safe.
We are fortunate to be one of a number of schools in Bristol City Council’s Phase 2 of energy efficiency measures which include cavity wall insulation, pipe insulation, upgrades to heating systems and lighting switched to low energy sources and many spaces have motion detectors so lights will automatically come on and turn off. We have also always encouraged the Pupils to turn off classroom lights when not in use to conserve energy as part of our green credentials. We were the first Infant/primary school to have PV solar panels installed which helps generate 6% of our electricity use.
The recent improvements have meant that the building heats up much more efficiently and stays warmer for longer than in the past and we can cut down on the initial heating times before the children arrive and at the end of the school day. Turning down the water thermostat whether at school or home by one degree makes a big difference to your energy bills.
The national energy crisis has caused families deep anxiety around the spiralling costs of gas and electricity this winter and beyond, with the poorest families having the choice of either heating or food.
Bristol City Council have worked hard to renegotiate supply costs for schools and should be commended for their actions. They have supported schools and given school leaders rough figures in terms of the probable annual costs of energy this academic year which even with our measures already in place is a concern for the school due to the unprecedented national energy crisis and the global pandemic.
The high Covid-19 transmission rates in the Bristol area compared to National rates is an ongoing risk for schools where we have large gatherings of Pupils and Parents/Carers each day and we follow Public Health advice to ventilate all spaces with fresh air as well as other preventative measures recommended to reduce infection risks to our young Pupils, families and Staff.
Our message to Parents/Carers is also a timely annual reminder as the weather changes to ensure their children come to school appropriately dressed in the winter. Staff have been very supportive of our actions and any feedback has been acted on with Bristol’s Health & Safety Executive support who have been a fantastic source of advice and help to schools.
Ultimately with the important need for fresh air circulation some ambient heat will be lost and with automatic motion detectors on lighting some areas will appear dark when not in use.
The message relayed to Parents/Carers helps to prepare them with information, for their children, to discuss these changes at school and is quite apt during COP 26 and the introduction of the Government’s new fresh air ventilation public health campaign.
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Welcome to Summerhill Infant School’s website. We hope to give you a flavour whilst visiting the website of why we believe we have a caring, nurturing school that places the child at the heart of all we do.
We work hard to offer each child a creative, culturally rich, stimulating and personalised curriculum. Our Staff are dedicated and highly trained ensuring each child develops a love of learning preparing them for their life-long learning journeys.
We pride ourselves on our warm, welcoming atmosphere and the positive partnerships we have with Pupils, Parents/Carers and our wider community.
If, as prospective Parents/Carers, you would like to visit the school please contact the school to arrange an appointment to see at first hand our friendly school.
We look forward to meeting you and working closely with you and your child.
Mr I De N’Yeurt
Looking for an Infant School? Is your child due to start Reception in September? I tour with small groups of Parents/Carers (children also welcome) most Thursdays at 9.45 am July - December. Please telephone the school and book on a date. I look forward to meeting you.