Dear Parents and Carers
Re: Coronavirus Update – School Closure to Most Pupils
Good morning! It was good to see you at the gates and thank you for being so positive and supportive. Following on from yesterday we are now writing to let you know that we have now been instructed to close the school to almost all children after this Friday 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.
We are waiting for the government to publish more information on what this means, and as soon as the Cabinet Office sends us the more comprehensive list today, we will get that out to you so that you can let us know if you fall into that category. We will also let you know how to contact us at that time.
All other children will need to stay at home, so we ask that you do not send your child into school from Monday onwards. Please note that this is a national closure – as you may 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 are given the go ahead to.
Your child’s learning is of course important to us, so we’ll continue to support that and we will have more information later today.
If your child usually receives free school meals we will also be in touch with more information about how we will continue to provide this, with support from a scheme that the government has just announced.
This is as much as we know right now and we appreciate your continued patience with as we deal with this ever-changing situation. We understand that this latest news will have an impact on you and your family and it’s far from ideal, but we’ll continue to keep in touch with any updates as the situation develops.
And remember: if you or your child feels ill and you want to know what to do next, please use NHS 111 online.
Thank you again for your continued support, and we will be in touch with more information when we can.
Jane Neal & Jo Clarke