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Woodlands Primary

School is closed from 3.05pm, Fri 20/03/20

Government Guidelines - Schools Close

Following the Prime Minister’s statement yesterday, I am writing to confirm that the school will close on Friday 20th March 2020 at 3.05pm for all students except for the children of key workers and vulnerable children. I appreciate this decision will cause significant inconvenience to some of you, and I am truly sorry. 

We have been planning for this possibility for some time, and I am confident that we have a strong plan in place for students to learn from home. Today children will take home learning packs and we have made plans for collection and delivery if required, if families are already self-isolating. 

If you are a key worker as per government advice, we will continue to open the school for your children so that you can continue to work. From Monday, breakfast club will also be available from 7.45am for these pupils. There will be more information to follow for these families. I’d also like to add my personal thanks to you for your courage and professionalism in these difficult times; keeping the school open for your children is the least we can do to thank you. 

If your child receives Free School Meals, you will continue to receive support. We will contact you as soon as possible with further details. 

We are not yet sure how long we will remain closed for, and I will of course update you as soon as we have more information. In the meantime, it is essential that students work hard and complete all their tasks, to ensure that the excellent progress they have made since September continues. 

Finally, I want to express my huge gratitude to our school community, for the support and encouragement you have shown the school in these challenging times. We are working closely with, and supported by, colleagues from across the Greenshaw Learning Trust and I would like to express my gratitude to all the staff who have gone well above and beyond the call of duty this week to show care and compassion to your children. 

Yours faithfully 

Rachel Dean Headteacher