We are dealing with a rapidly changing situation in schools. Increasing numbers of our pupils and staff have followed latest Governmental advice and are being forced to self-isolate due to under-lying health issues or colds in their households. I have consulted with the Chair of the Board of Governors and my Senior Leadership Team and, regrettably, I have decided that pupils in Years 8-10 should not attend school on Thursday 19th or Friday 20th March.
Pupils in Years 11-14 who will be sitting external examinations in the summer should attend classes as normal. The reasons for this decision are: a dramatic reduction of pupil numbers in school buildings giving some improvement on social distancing; specialist teachers can cover for absent colleagues allowing better progress towards course completion at GCSE and A Level; improved pupil-teacher ratio making for a safer learning environment. We will review this decision on Friday 20th March.
Pupils in Years 8-10 who are in receipt of Free School Meals, who are not self-isolating, may avail of these in school at normal lunch hours, but should sign in and out at reception. Likewise, if a pupil needs to pick up belongings from a locker, she may do so quickly after signing in. School uniform need not be worn. Pupils in Key Stage 3 are not permitted to come to school for any other purpose.
Under no circumstance should anyone who is currently self-isolating cross the school gates.
I fully appreciate the stresses that this crisis is placing on family life, and am grateful for your ongoing support at this time.
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