Coronavirus: School Closure

18 March 2020

Along with all other schools and nurseries in England, St Francis School and Little Saints Nursery have been advised to close our physical school site by the government, to help delay the spread of coronavirus and reduce the risk to the most vulnerable in our community.

The closure of our buildings will take effect from the end of Nursery/School on Friday 20 March.

We are aware of a requirement to provide for the children of any ‘key workers’ and will be in touch regarding this when more details are known.

We have been preparing for this situation in recent weeks and will continue to provide suggested learning opportunities for our older Nursery children and remote learning for our School pupils during this period of uncertainty.  Current St Francis and Little Saints Nursery parents can find more detailed information about this in the regular emails sent from the Headmaster, Mr Sibson. A copy of the latest communication to parents can be found in the Parentzone section of our website.

The coronavirus pandemic is a rapidly changing situation, and the full details of the latest self-isolation guidelines for households can be found here. If you live with others and you or one of them have symptoms of coronavirus, then all household members must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill.

People with symptoms are no longer required to call NHS 111, as the system is under strain, but are instead urged to look for information on the NHS website and 111 online

We will communicate the date for reopening our School and Nursery once it has been agreed on the advice of Public Health England and/or the government.

We wish everyone suffering from the symptoms or effects of COVID-19 a full and speedy recovery.