Letter from the Headteacher on 18th March 2020
Dear Parents and Carers,
After following the developing Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic in recent weeks and months, it is clear now how fast the virus is spreading. The Government is updating facts and figures daily.
After grave consideration I am very sad to inform you that I am closing the school at the end of today. Each day this week we have had a significant reduction in the number of students and staff able to come into school since the updated guidelines regarding self-isolation. It will remain closed until we receive government guidance that it is safe to reopen. We will notify you when this is due to happen. The nature and vulnerability of our students indicates that this is the safest course of action to allow you to socially distance your children and young people as much as possible from now.
We are committed to carrying on supporting our students and families as much as possible whilst complying with social distancing recommendations and other containment measures.
I believe that this is now the most responsible action.
We have drawn up an initial plan to maintain contact with all of you which we will share with you over the coming days.
We are also in discussion with Havering Catering Service around ways that we can continue to provide a remote service to those students who are eligible for free school meals.
We will ensure you can still contact us through the school number (either by someone in school or diverted to one of our mobiles).
You are all very special to us as our extended Corbets Tey family. I wish you all well in these very difficult and unprecedented times.