Dear Parents / Carers,
Further to my message on Friday, we would like to give you an update on our plans as I am sure you have seen the increasing media interest in the return of schools from Monday onwards.
Our school Executive Headteacher has met again with the Education Impact Academy Trust Leadership Group and the Chair of the Trust Board yesterday evening and based on those discussions, it was decided that on student and staff safety grounds, we will be closing the whole site to all pupils next week, with this decision now including Bluesky and Primary aged students, which it didn’t on Thursday. School and Bluesky Nursery will be closed for all students on Monday 4th January as previously arranged, but from 5th January to 8th January 2021, the only children in nursery will be those who have key worker parents and a small number of other students we feel need to be in nursery for other reasons. We will be in touch with all parents/carers tomorrow (Monday) to discuss arrangements for Tuesday and to answer any queries you may have. We will then aim to open again for all children on Monday 11th January and will confirm this next week.
This decision is in light of the closure of London Primary schools and the rising concerns / legal challenge that the Government strategy is not based on sound medical data, which has been raised by Teaching Unions over the last 48 hours. Your child’s key person will be available in nursery to be contacted by you if required from Monday and home learning materials can be shared if needed.
We really don’t take this decision lightly, but based on the lack of clarity of information nationally at the moment, it is the safest thing to do for all involved. Please can you continue to use the EyLog or our telephone number to contact us if you would like to raise any further questions / issues.