School Closure: Letter from Mr Fox and Mrs Clarke

19th March 2020


Dear Parents


In light of yesterday’s announcement by the Prime Minister, Holy Family, like all academies and schools across the country, will be closed from the end of the day on Friday (20th March), until further notice, except for pupils whose parents are key workers, vulnerable children or children with an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP). 


The government will be issuing more guidance on who is classified as a “key worker”, so if you feel that you fall into this category, please could you advise the academy as soon as possible, to enable us to arrange the appropriate staffing levels. 


The government also announced that children who are eligible for free school meals will continue to receive this entitlement during the closure.  Academies will be able to purchase meals or vouchers for supermarkets or local shops.  As soon as we receive more information on this, we will let you know.


During the closure it is vital that children continue to learn. Please ensure your child reads regularly and practices their number bonds and times tables every day.  Teachers will be posting work, activities and web links on class pages so that children can still learn during the closure. 


We will be in regular communication with you via text and email to keep you informed and to suggest additional ways to help with your child’s learning.  ‘Latest News’ on the school website will also have copy of all communication sent home to parents. 


You will still be able to contact the academy though the office will not always have a person on site so email will be the best method.


Thank you for your patience and support during these difficult times.  Please be assured these measures are for the health and wellbeing of your children, families and the whole academy community.  We look forward to welcoming everyone back just as soon as we are advised it is safe to do so.


Yours sincerely

Niall Fox                                  Nicola Clarke

Executive Principal               Academy Principal 

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