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Emergency Planning School Closure

Sunday 3rd January 2021


Emergency Planning School Closure Notification


Dear parents and Carers


I would like to thank you first and foremost for your patience regarding the notification of school opening.


After an emergency meeting with the chair of governors, the decision was made to close school tomorrow (Monday 4th January 2021), in order to plan a way forward.


The decision to close the school was extremely difficult, but due to staffing and circumstances beyond our control, we did not have a choice but to close.


The education of our children is of utmost importance and we will do whatever it takes to ensure that we are providing the best provision – whether that is remotely or partial opening.  The provision for key workers and vulnerable children will be facilitated from Tuesday, if the decision is to deliver learning remotely.


Your child’s class teacher will be in contact tomorrow to collect important information from you, in order to support our decision making process.


Please be assured that the safety of our pupils, staff and community is at the forefront of all our decision making – especially with the new Tier 4 restrictions and the government guidelines.


Please accept our sincere apologies for the late communication regarding the closure.  We endeavour to notify you of the plans for Tuesday before the close of the school day or at the earliest opportunity tomorrow.


If you have any questions or queries, then please do not hesitate to contact me via the school email:


Thank you for your continued support and whatever decision we make will be after carrying out robust risk assessment and in consultation with the city council and public health experts.


Kind regards and please stay safe and well.


Mrs Shewley Choudhury            Mrs Cheryl Cotterill

Headteacher                             Chair of Governors