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Coronavirus update - school closure to most pupils

Re: Coronavirus update – school closure to most pupils


Following the latest Government update, we have now been instructed to close the school to most children after Friday until further notice.

We will remain open for the children of key workers and children with certain needs.

The government has now given more information on what this means. A list is given below.

If your job falls into one of these categories and there is no one else suitable at home to provide childcare please contact the school office to let us know ASAP.

*Where there are 2 parents at home the DfE ruling is that they both need to be keyworkers.


  • NHS staff
  • Teachers and support school – also Pre-schools / Nurseries staff
  • Police and community support officers
  • Frontline civilian police staff
  • Prison officers and staff
  • Probation officers and trainee probation officers
  • LA officers and LA/ NHS social workers
  • Uniformed staff in fire and rescue services
  • Armed forces personnel and some civilian MOD personnel (ie clinical staff, MOD police, uniformed fire and defence) and some discharged personnel
  • Highway agency traffic staff
  • LA environmental health officers/practitioners
  • Care workers
  • Food/supermarket drivers and other workers
  • If your child has social care involvement (LAC, CP or CIN)
  • If your child has an EHCP
    Either email or phone us on 01487 830678. Do not use Dojo.
    NB. We may ask for some proof.
    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 can.
    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 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.
    Yours sincerely





Fiona Wheatley