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Partial School Closure

Dear Parents,


This morning I attended a meeting with the Director of Learning in Waltham Forest. Headteachers of all schools in the borough were asked to attend. During the meeting it was explained that Covid 19 infection was spreading rapidly across the borough and continuing to accelerate. High numbers of infection were being recorded in children - including those in primary schools. 


As a result of the accelerating levels of infection, and with reference to the growing pressure on keeping Whipps Cross Hospital running effectively and safely, all schools were asked to close as soon as possible and switch to remote learning (via Seesaw for most children in our school) until the end of the week. This request  comes as part of Waltham Forest's response to the growing public health crisis in the local area and as such it is important that we act immediately. This is why I took the decision to close school at the end of today (Monday 14th December).


We will remain open for the children of key workers as we were during the summer term lockdown.


I look forward to seeing you all again in January.  School is due to reopen after the Christmas holidays on Tuesday January 5th. If that date changes due to the continuing Covid crisis then I will keep you informed via this page on the website.


A letter to all parents from Councillor Williams, the Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Families is posted on the Covid 19 page of our website. This includes important information on how families eligible for free school meals can claim their entitlement during the Christmas holidays.


Happy Christmas to you all - please stay safe and look after each other


M Hanks