Posted on: March 17th 2020

CHS partial closure

17th March 2020


Dear Parents/Carers,

We still have no confirmed case of Coronavirus COVID-19.  However, following the recent guidance, we now have a number of staff self-isolating.  As a result, we do not have enough staff to safely manage the school for all pupils. Therefore, reluctantly, I have decided to partially close the school.  I fully appreciate the disruption this may cause to families but have no choice in these exceptional circumstances.  Parents and carers should also be aware that in order to maintain a safe and orderly school, your child may not be taught by their usual teacher or follow their normal curriculum.

From Wednesday 18th March to Friday 20th March, ONLY Year 7, 10, 11, 13 will attend school together with Y12 and 13 Sports Academy pupils.

This will be reviewed again at the end of the week and I will be in contact.

  • Years 8 and 9 can access work for Maths, English, Science, History and Geography on ClassCharts.
  • Year 12 can access work via Edmodo and Seneca. Year 12 students can contact Teachers via Edmodo or work email.

This partial closure will start on Wednesday 18th March and is currently planned to last until Friday 20th March.  You will appreciate that things are changing all the time and we may have to revise this plan at short notice. If we need to do this, we will contact you by ParentMail and updating the website. Please always use the website as your first port of call.

We of course remain extra vigilant and are encouraging pupils, parents and staff to continue taking additional precautions. This includes maintaining high levels of personal hygiene, regularly washing hands and following the Catch it, Bin it, Kill it advice when sneezing or coughing. As you would expect, we already promote these practices at school and we would appreciate your support in continuing to encourage the same at home. If you are worried about your symptoms or those of a child, please call NHS 111. The advice is to not go directly to your GP or other healthcare environments. Please see further information on the Public Health England (PHE) and the National Health Service (NHS) websites.  

Should you require further information please do not hesitate to contact us.

My sincere thanks for your understanding and support,

Yours faithfully

Jo McKeown



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