School Closures: Urgent Message from Mrs Beale

Dear Parents

As I am sure you are aware, the Government has announced that all schools, colleges and early years settings are to close from Monday, for an undetermined period of time, with the exception of the children of key workers and vulnerable children.

Key workers include NHS staff, police and delivery drivers who need to be able to go to work.  Vulnerable children include those who have a social worker and those with Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs).

A full list of key worker categories will be published tomorrow (Thursday) by the Cabinet Office.

Children who do not fall into these categories will need to remain at home.

As you can appreciate, as a school we are not in receipt of full details as of yet, therefore we don’t yet know how this will work in practice.  We will await the official guidance and plan for how we will cater for this as soon as we know.  We will communicate this to you as soon as we can.

The Government has also announced plans to support children in receipt of Free School Meals, to include a voucher system.  Again, we will provide full details when they are clear to us.

Thank you for your patience, co-operation and resilience in these unprecedented times.

We are a wonderful extended school family and will do our very best for our children within the Government’s rules.

Kind regards

Mrs Beale