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School Closure- Update

I am sure you have already heard about yesterday’s announcement from the Secretary of State that schools will be closed for all children other than vulnerable pupils and those whose parents or carers are key workers. The DfE have not published a list of who is defined as a key worker. They are expected to do this later today.

After Friday, schools as providers of education will be closed for the foreseeable future. From Monday, schools are being asked to open to provide care for vulnerable pupils and those whose parents or carers are key workers. This is an entirely different role for schools and school staff. It is primarily about care, not education.

In order to plan for this we need to find out how many children will be attending this childcare provision from Monday onwards. If you are a key worker and would like your child to be allocated a place in this provision please fill out this questionnaire: The deadline is 17:00 today.

This childcare provision will be based at Heavers Farm Primary School and will run from 08:45 to 15:05 from Monday to Friday. The provision will be run and managed by staff from both of our schools. It is open to the children of key workers from both Heavers Farm and Selsdon Primary schools

Thank you for your support and patience in this extraordinarily challenging time.

3 thoughts on “School Closure- Update

  1. This is so sad! I’m going to miss all my friends and teachers! Is this really happening😭😭 !?It was like being a family!

  2. Government have now produced a comprehensive list of all those that constitute key workers, including charity staff. People may not be away that they qualify for this provision. Please can you pubish the list on your blog and reopen the surveymonkey please so that those who do now qualify can register.

  3. Dear Lisa,

    Thank you for this. I have added the key worker list to one of the most recent blog posts. We did keep the SurveyMonkey open until this afternoon when we had to close it to give us time to contact parents before the end of the day.

    Best wishes,


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