The Prime Minister has announced that all schools in England are to close to the vast majority of pupils from Friday 20th March until further notice.

LCP will close at the end of the school day, 2.45pm this Friday. We are hoping that this closure will be for as short an amount of time as possible and that we will be able to return to normal school operations soon.

This is an unprecedented situation and we are all constantly learning to adapt to the situation around us. All of the staff are extremely disappointed that school life will not continue as normal for your children. However, currently there are more significant priorities for our community and society as a whole.

We will strive to continue providing learning opportunities for children through updates on the ‘home learning’ section of the website. These pages will be updated weekly, so there will be plenty of opportunities to reinforce the learning that your children have undertaken this year. Should you need to contact the school in case of an emergency during this closure, you will be able to so via admin@longsightcommunityprimary.com which will be checked daily.

As stated above, the closure of the school is for the vast majority of pupils, however we will support our community by continuing to welcome some of our pupils into school. Currently, we do not have the complete criteria of which pupils will be entitled to continue, however, we can confirm it will include the following

1. Children who have Education Health Care Plans
2. Children who are vulnerable or have a Social Worker
3. Children whose parents work for the NHS, Police service, are teachers or work in education, social workers and delivery drivers.

As a school, we are directly contacting families who we think this will apply to. If you have not been contacted and think this applies to you please contact school on 0161 241 0530.

All at LCP would like to extend their best wishes to you all in the period ahead. We hope that you and your family stay healthy and safe throughout the challenges that face us. Whilst this is undoubtedly a situation that causes some great anxiety and uncertainty, we are confident that the LCP community will support each other with positivity and compassion.

 

Please find below links to the current government advice. School will continue to follow this advice unless advised otherwise by Public Health England