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Key Worker Application Form

Key workers - if you require a place at short notice, contact and add 'key worker urgent' into the subject. 

24th March Letter and Easter Application for Key Workers

Key Worker Letter

Statement from the school pyramid:

The Don Valley Pyramid of schools (Sunnyfields Primary School, Castle Hills Primary School, Castle Hills Primary School, Toll Bar Primary School, Our Lady’s Catholic Primary School, Bentley New Village Primary School, Kirkby Avenue Primary School, Bentley High Street Primary School and Arksey Primary School) have agreed a consistent application of the Government guidance and are working together to ensure common systems and protocols.

Guidance states that, the government has asked parents to keep their children at home, wherever possible, and asked schools to remain open only for those children who absolutely need it (and there is no viable alternative). This is to provide non-educational child care.

As schools have been directed to close to a majority of pupils to reduce the spread of COVID-19 this means that schools have a limited capacity to accommodate children who are accessing emergency childcare in order to prevent the spread of the virus.

Key worker definitions directly from the government guidance:

Health and social care

This includes but is not limited to doctors, nurses, midwives, paramedics, social workers, care workers, and other frontline health and social care staff including volunteers; the support and specialist staff required to maintain the UK’s health and social care sector; those working as part of the health and social care supply chain, including producers and distributers of medicines and medical and personal protective equipment.

Education and childcare

This includes nursery and teaching staff, social workers and those specialist education professionals who must remain active during the COVID-19 response to deliver this approach.

Key public services

This includes those essential to the running of the justice system, religious staff, charities and workers delivering key frontline services, those responsible for the management of the deceased, and journalists and broadcasters who are providing public service broadcasting.

Local and national government

This only includes those administrative occupations essential to the effective delivery of the COVID-19 response or delivering essential public services such as the payment of benefits, including in government agencies and arms length bodies.

Food and other necessary goods

This includes those involved in food production, processing, distribution, sale and delivery as well as those essential to the provision of other key goods (for example hygienic and veterinary medicines).

Public safety and national security

This includes police and support staff, Ministry of Defence civilians, contractor and armed forces personnel (those critical to the delivery of key defence and national security outputs and essential to the response to the COVID-19 pandemic), fire and rescue service employees (including support staff), National Crime Agency staff, those maintaining border security, prison and probation staff and other national security roles, including those overseas.


This includes those who will keep the air, water, road and rail passenger and freight transport modes operating during the COVID-19 response, including those working on transport systems through which supply chains pass.

Utilities, communication and financial services

This includes staff needed for essential financial services provision (including but not limited to workers in banks, building societies and financial market infrastructure), the oil, gas, electricity and water sectors (including sewerage), information technology and data infrastructure sector and primary industry supplies to continue during the COVID-19 response, as well as key staff working in the civil nuclear, chemicals, telecommunications (including but not limited to network operations, field engineering, call centre staff, IT and data infrastructure, 999 and 111 critical services), postal services and delivery, payments providers and waste disposal sectors.



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