The MET Office has just issued a Red Warning to Extreme Heat on Monday 18th July and Tuesday 19th July with the temperature set to reach 40 degrees.
The Senior Leadership Team and the Site Manager have conducted a risk assessment of the safety of the Key Stage 2 classrooms: Years 3, 4, 5 and 6, as the air circulation system is faulty and not equipped to manage such extreme heat. Therefore, we have made the difficult decision to close the school for Key Stage 2: Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 on these 2 days. The school will be open as usual for Key Stage 1: Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. Although we have always hoped to avoid this scenario, the health and safety of our students and staff must be weighed against any inconvenience caused by closure.
The risk assessment is available to read here.
Breakfast Club and After School clubs will take place as usual for children in Key Stage 1 however, Twilight will not be running.
The school will be open as usual on the last day, Wednesday 20th July and close at 2pm – all children must be picked up at 2pm.