End of Term Letter

The Government has announced that schools can finish for the Christmas holiday on Thursday 17th December so that school staff would not have to be involved in track and tracing on Christmas Eve.

However, this recommendation has come too late and we have decided that this gives parents and our school too little notice to make alternative arrangements. Therefore, our school will finish for the Christmas holidays on Friday 18th December at the normal time.


Please can we ask that you inform us by email at: admin@holtfarm-inf.essex.sch.uk

  • if your child develops symptoms of Coronavirus within 48 hours of being in school, i.e. by the end of Sunday 20th December, and tests positive
  • or where your child has no symptoms and returns a positive test by the end of Sunday 20th This will then enable us to contact parents from bubbles to inform them if they need to isolate.

If your child develops symptoms after Sunday 20th, then you need to follow the usual testing route and do not need to inform school.

Children will return to school in the spring term, as planned, on Tuesday 5th January 2021.