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Closure of Years 3 and 4 due to staff absence

Unfortunately, the increasing levels of staff absence due to sickness (including Covid) is making it extremely difficult to ensure that all classes in school have adults available to teach them on a daily basis and even more difficult to ensure that children are safe and sufficiently supervised during their breaks.


So that there are sufficient adults in school to ensure the safety of all involved, I have made the extremely difficult decision to close years 3 and 4 until the end of the day on Friday 10th December.


The children are to return to school on Monday 13th December to enjoy the final week of term.


If staff return from their absence and we are able to do so, the children may be invited back to school earlier. This will be reviewed next week and communicated with parents.


Work will be organised for the children to complete whilst they are not at school. Your child’s class teachers will be in touch shortly.


I appreciate and regret the inconvenience this may cause and hope that you understand that this decision has not been made lightly. We will, of course, keep you updated of any changes to this arrangement.


Yours sincerely


Mr J Manclark