Coronavirus: Preparing for possible phased reopening of our buildings

12 May 2020

Following the recent advice from the government, since the announcement from the Prime Minister on 10 May, about the phased reopening of schools across England, St Francis School have been taking steps towards a possible phased reopening.

The Governors and Senior Leadership Team had been working closely together recently on establishing the parameters which might allow us to safely reopen the School, in the event that lockdown measures were eased during the Summer Term. The safety of our pupils and our staff has always been, and remains, our number one priority. 

With this in mind, we are currently digesting the latest official government guidance. We are adapting and developing our reopening plans and risk assessments accordingly, ahead of possible confirmation that the Five Key Tests set by the government have been met by 1 June. Members of the Senior Leadership Team are meeting regularly to do this, and once we are able to, we will share more details regarding the possible, phased reopening. 

We look forward to welcoming our pupils back to our buildings as soon as it is safely possible to do so.