School Closure - Update

Sunday, 22 March 2020

Dear Parent/Carer, 

Richard de Clare school is now closed.  We will continue to try and give you as much information as possible during this time and the office staff will still be in school on Monday if you need to phone or email. 

“The Government has asked parents to keep their children at home, wherever possible, and asked schools to remain open only for those children who absolutely need to attend.

It is important to underline that schools, colleges and other educational establishments remain safe places for children. But the fewer children making the journey to school, and the fewer children in educational settings, the lower the risk that the virus can spread and infect vulnerable individuals in wider society.

Schools are, therefore, being asked to continue to provide care for a limited number of children - children who are vulnerable and children whose parents are critical to the Covid-19 response and cannot be safely cared for at home.”

If you have completed the key worker survey to say you need support  during this time then we will be sending you information out later today to explain what to do on Monday morning.    

If you have not yet completed the survey and still want a place then please contact the school urgently on Monday morning.  We will be able to answer phone calls from 8 a.m. or if you email the school and leave a message then someone can ring you back.  Please do not just arrive at school on Monday morning.  

We will try and keep you updated with all the information as soon as possible.

Thank you for all your support.

Ms K. Riddleston

Head of School 

Richard de Clare Community Academy, Halstead