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School Closure - Coronavirus/COVID19

18 March 2020 (by Marti Barker (marti))


Dear Parents / Carers


It is with regret that I am writing to inform you that due to the current Coronavirus crisis, I will have to close the school at 3.30pm on Friday 20th March.

 It is my intention that school will be closed from then until after the Easter break -  Monday 20th April, but this will be reviewed nearer the time after assessing what the situation is then and what the government advice is then.  I will keep you informed via text, the school website and the school facebook page.

With increased staff absences and the vulnerability of many of our pupils – it has now become necessary to ensure the safety and welfare of all.  I appreciate that this may cause significant impact on children and families and I would like to ensure parents that this decision has not been taken lightly, but done with the welfare of all paramount.  I am very proud and humbled by the dedication of our staff -  many with underlying medical conditions themselves or with family members with underlying medical conditions, still coming to work every day to ensure our pupils welfare and safety

Further correspondence will follow during this week with details of how to communicate with school and class staff during this time. Should you need support or have any concerns please do not hesitate to contact us. My school email address is: and I can always be contacted via this email

Please keep safe


Yours sincerely


Lesley Mavin

Head teacher  



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