Following yesterday’s announcement by the Prime Minister and Secretary of State for Education, I can confirm that Churchfields will be closed from Monday 23rd March until further notice.
The school and its staff will comply with all requirements throughout the closure period in order to support our wider society deal with the Coronavirus pandemic. This will include supporting our most vulnerable pupils and children of key workers to continue receiving education and care; and providing meals or vouchers to our most vulnerable pupils.
We are currently familiarising ourselves with new guidance relating to yesterday’s announcement. We anticipate further information today from local and central government regarding a key worker category list and details of how continuing education and care will be provided to the groups indicated as this is unlikely to be at Churchfields itself.
I am able to confirm that Churchfields will provide home learning in a form that all pupils can access alongside keeping in regular contact with pupils and parents throughout the closure. More details to follow before the closure occurs.
As you can imagine, staff are under immense pressure to maintain our current service whilst simultaneously preparing for school closure and home learning. We do appreciate the patience you have given us over the previous days. I would like to take this opportunity to thank parents/carers for the messages of support you have sent us. Our school community continues to show an enviable strength throughout these troubling times.