SCHOOL CLOSURES 2020
As you will be aware, the Government has temporarily closed all schools in England for the vast majority of children from Monday 23rd March 2020. This decision has been taken on the advice of medical and scientific experts in order to manage the spread of COVID-19 and relieve pressure on the health care system.
From Monday 23rd March, pupils’ education will continue from home.
Home Learning have been prepared with activities for every child for the initial two weeks of the school closure, and each class can contact their teacher via email (see Home Learning letter with details below). In the following weeks, we will also be posting activities on an online learning platform called Study Ladder. We will update you shortly.
Length of Closure
This will depend on how successful we are as a country, in containing the spread of the virus. That is why it is important that everyone take this extremely seriously, stays home where possible and limits social contact as much as possible.
Key Workers/Critical Workers and children with EHCPs
School is offering child care (Monday to Friday 9.30am – 2.30pm) for a limited number of children of Key Workers/Critical workers, whose work is vital to the COVID-19 response and a few children with EHCPs. Information on who qualifies for these places can be found below (see Keyworker Information letter, Government Info – Who are Key Workers? document, the Critical Worker Flow Chart and Information for EHC children), as can the application forms (see Covid 19 Child Care Regsitration Form and Application form for EHC childcare).
Free School Meals
Over the coming period, when school is closed for many pupils, we will continue to provide free school meals for those children who meet the government’s free school meal criteria. Please see the Free School Meals information letter to find out if you are eligible.
We will continue to update you on a regular basis with important information as we receive it. We will continue to communicate with you by email and text message but please do regularly check the school’s website.
Any queries send to the school’s main admin address which is being checked twice a day