Information for Parents and Carers of Harlesden Primary School 

COVID – 19

Message for Parents and Carers of Harlesden Primary school:

Please read relevant letters addressed to parents and carers of Year 1, Reception and Year 6 children below for the latest information regarding phased wider opening of schools.

Parents and carers of children in other year groups should continue to check the school website and Government guidance for the latest updates. 


Please check this page frequently for the latest news about COVID-19 Coronavirus and the impact on schools.



Harlesden Primary School is following current Government advice.  If you have any health concern for your own child, please consult NHS 111 or speak to your GP. For health information and advice, read NHS pages on Coronavirus. Learn about the government response to coronavirus on GOV.UK. The government has given clear guidance on self-isolationhousehold isolation and social distancing. Please read the latest Guidance for schools - how universities, nurseries, schools and colleges are working during coronavirus (COVID-19). 


 Department for Education (DfE) COVID-19 (Coronavirus) helpline

DfE has launched a helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:

Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm and weekends from 10am to 4pm

The latest guidance for education settings is available on GOV.UK.


Please see other links below for health advice regarding COVID 19 

Every mind matters - 10 tips to help if you are worried about coronavirus -

Corona Virus Awareness -

CBBC Handwashing -

NHS Handwashing -

Mental Health Foundation –

Place 2 Be – Well Being - Coronavirus: Helpful information to answer COVID 19 questions from children

Urgent help -

Children's guide to coronavirus -


BMS Music at home - If you are a parent of a child who takes part in paid music lessons at HPS please see links attached regarding guidance for BMS Music at home. Please contact them directly if you have any further questions. 

- Brent Music Service 'Music at Home' - Expression of Interest

- BMS Music At Home - Online Instrumental/Vocal Lesson Enrolment

Parent and Family Guidance for BMS Music at Home


BMS Music's Cool Online (**FREE) - BMS teaches 9,000 Brent primary aged children music every week including the children at Harlesden Primary. The fabulous Music'sCool teaching team have created a website including learning videos and  a range of online learning activities so children can continue their learning at home and have lots of fun! This site will be regularly updated with new activities while schools remain closed.

Click here for more details:  

Parents of Brent primary-aged children - sign up here for FREE access > BMS Music'sCool Online - Parent Sign Up


Please find below PDF copies of letters sent home to HPS parents and carers. These letters contain Corona Virus updates and information about the impact on our school.

 Letter to parents and carers - 14th July 2020.pdfDownload
 HPS Newsletter - 10th July 2020.pdfDownload
 HPS Newsletter - 26th June 2020.pdfDownload
 HPS Newsletter - 12th June 2020.pdfDownload
 Letter to Parents and Carers - School re-opening plans 2nd June 2020.pdfDownload
 Newsletter from Brent Libraries - 1st June 2020.pdfDownload
 Letter for Reception Parents and Carers- The phased wider opening of schools.pdfDownload
 Letter for Year 6 Parents and Carers- The phased wider opening of schools.pdfDownload
 Letter to Year 1 Parents and Carers - The phased wider opening of schools.pdfDownload
 Letter to Parents and Carers - Summer Term update 18th May 2020.pdfDownload
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