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Coronavirus (COVID-19) measures

As part of the government response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), from the end of the school day on Friday 20 March until further notice, schools in England will be closed except for provision for vulnerable children and the children of critical workers.

Many parents working in these critical sectors may be able to ensure their child is kept at home. Every child who can be safely cared for at home should be. There is no requirement for parents and carers to send their children to school if they do not need or wish to do so.

Closure of educational settings: information for parents and carers

Schools are being asked to continue to provide care for a limited number of children. This includes workers who are critical to the COVID-19 response, or those working in one of the following sectors:

  • Health and social care
  • Education and childcare
  • Key public services
  • Local and national government
  • Food and other necessary foods
  • Public safety and national security
  • Transport
  • Utilities, communication and financial services

Further information about categories of children that can continue to attend is available on the government web site.

Guidance on categories of critical workers

If workers think they fall within the critical categories they should confirm with their employer that, based on their business continuity arrangements, their specific role is necessary for the continuation of this essential public service.

The government has asked parents to keep their children at home wherever and safe for them to do so and asked schools to remain open only for those children who absolutely have to attend.

Parents and carers should do everything they can to ensure that children are not mixing socially in a way that could continue to spread the virus. They should observe the same social distancing principles as adults.

Please be aware that if the virus is inadvertently spread to the school and staff it may not be possible to sustain even a limited provision.

Monday 23 March and Tuesday 24 March

The school will be open only for vulnerable children and the children of critical workers.

Initially, the school will be open during school hours from 8.45am to 3.00pm. Children can be dropped off and collected at any time during these times. The opening hours may be extended once staffing and logistics have been organised.

  • No uniform required (dress for sport) and bring a packed lunch.
  • Arrival and collection through the entrance only.
  • Arrive at any time from 8.45am and be collected no later than 3.00pm.
  • There will be no school bus.

Further information about future arrangements will be provided when available.