School Closure Year 9 24th March and 25th March

This week has seen a sudden and steep rise in COVID cases among school staff. While we have managed to keep all year groups in so far, we will be unable to sustain this for the rest of the week. As a result, the whole of Year 9 will move to home learning on Thursday 24th and Friday 25th March, and will therefore stay at home.

Year 9 students will be expected to work from home and work will be provided for them by school for each of the lessons they would usually have on those days. This will be available to access via Epraise, in the same way that homework is usually set, but marked as ‘classwork.’

Work will be provided via links (where there are videos, websites, etc. to access) and in PDF format where sheets are provided in order to allow the best ease of access. They should not require printing. Students are not likely to have their usual exercise books with them, so therefore should complete their work on paper.

We apologise for the disruption this will cause. The school will re-open for year 9 on Monday 28th March when we anticipate a number of staff will have tested negative and have returned to work.

School will remain open for all other year groups.

Thank you for your continued support during these challenging times.