Coronavirus Update – School Closure
Re: Coronavirus update – school closure to most pupils
Following communication from the government, we have been instructed to close the school to almost all children after today, Friday 20th March, until further notice.
As advised by the government, we will do all we can to stay open for the children of key workers (e.g. NHS staff, police, others in frontline services) and children with certain needs.
Thank you all for responding so promptly to previous communications regarding key workers. We will be contacting parents/guardians by telephone before 4pm today to confirm if your child will be offered a place in the school’s provision. We would really appreciate it if you could ensure you have access to the telephone number we hold so you receive this message. If you have not yet made us aware of your role as a keyworker you will need to do this via the appropriate form by 1pm today to have access to a the school’s provision on Monday.
If you do not receive a confirmation message or phone call from us please do not bring your child to school on Monday.
All other children will need to stay at home, so we ask that you do not send your child into school from Monday 23rd March onwards.
Please note that this is a national closure – as you will have heard in the news – so while it is a challenging situation, we are not alone. We’ll re-open fully as soon as we can and will let you know when this is by parentmail, the school website and any other appropriate means of communication.
We have previously communicated home learning packs for the period up to the Easter holidays and beyond. We are also making an exercise book available for all pupils at the end of the school day today. We will be exploring the options for ongoing distance learning in the coming days and weeks and we will communicate this to you shortly.
We understand that this will have a wider impact on you, your family and the community and it’s far from ideal, but we’ll continue to keep in touch with any updates.
If you want to get in touch to share any concerns, please don’t hesitate to do so
Thank you again for your continued support