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Partial School Closure for Years 8, 9, 10 & 12 - 19th March 2020 to Easter

Following the updated guidance from the Government, we are now in a position where it is becoming difficult to safely staff the school as unfortunately a number of staff are having to heed guidance and self-isolate.

It is therefore my responsibility to implement a partial closure of the school to students in Years 8, 9, 10 and 12 with effect from Thursday 19th March 2020 until Easter. This decision will be reviewed regularly. I must make it clear that this partial closure is for logistical reasons and is a decision that has not been taken lightly. We have had no advice from Public Health England that we should close for medical reasons.

Students should now action the online work plan, which as you know from previous correspondence is to access the homework on Go4Schools and communicate via the school email system. All students, including those for which the school will remain open, have been given a targeted lesson and guidance today to support this. Please find copy below.   

If you are a parent of a student in another year group, then please check the school website each morning in the same way you check for school closure on a snow day. The reason for this is because we may have to amend decisions overnight, or early in the morning, should the student/staff ratio be significantly affected. If there is no update on the website, then please assume the school remains open to students in Years 7, 11 and 13. We are attempting to keep school open for our younger students and those preparing for exams. Please do contact us if childcare is a significant issue for you and we will do all that we can to support.

I will continue to update you as and when I have information to share.

Kind regards,

Mr Nelson