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Parent letter - partial closure 18th March

18th March 2020


Dear Parent/carer,


Following the latest advice from Public Health England which makes clear the impact for people with underlying health issues, we have carried out a risk assessment. I have attached the letter overleaf but please remember the letter is addressed to the head teacher so the audience is designed for schools. I have taken the decision to share it with you directly to avoid any ambiguity.


As you can imagine, the ‘vulnerable group’ affects many members of staff. We have therefore had to make the decision to partially close.

  • From tomorrow, we will only be open for children in Years 3,4,5 and 6
  • Reception, Years 1 and 2 will be closed and you will need to make alternative childcare arrangements
  • All clubs and boosters will stop
  • Breakfast Club will remain open


Tonight your child will bring home a Home Learning letter and pack. Teachers will update their website pages or Tapestry with ideas for things for children to do at home. Teachers are also able to send and receive work by email. However this is obviously dependent on teachers not being affected by the virus. If you hear nothing, it is likely to be because the member of staff is unwell. If your child is already off, the home learning letter will be uploaded onto the website. We will try to hand deliver packs to families who are absent but live locally over the next few days.


Mr Guy will be the senior member of staff on site as both Ms Alawaye and I are in the ‘vulnerable group’. I will however be in constant contact with the school and be working virtually.


I am really sorry for this partial closure as I understand how difficult it is for everyone. I will keep you updated as the situation changes.


Thank you for all your support and understanding. I would also like to thank the staff who have been amazing in this very challenging situation.


Yours sincerely,



Sarah Deale

Head teacher