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Posted on: March 18th 2020

COVID-19 update 18 March 2020

We are open as usual today but have started to have high staff absence as a direct result of government advice to self-isolate for anyone in the household who shows signs of a high temperature, a cough or any other symptoms associated with COVID-19. We are sorry that this means we will not be able to continue to function at full capacity as we have tried to do thus far.

As a result, we are advance planning and on Thursday 19th March and Friday 20th March  we will release year 7, 8, 9 , 10 at the following times.

Year 7 – They will have lunch at the earlier time of 12pm and will be released from 12.30pm

Year 8 – They will have lunch at the earlier time of 12.20pm and will be released from 12.50pm

Year 9 – They will have their lunch at the usual time of 12.40pm and will be released at 1.40pm

Year 10 – will be released at 2:20pm

Year 11, and 13 – will continue until the end of the day.

If you are a key worker (Key workers are defined as those who work in the following areas:

  • NHS workers including London Ambulance Service & St John’s Ambulance Service
  • Police
  • Fire
  • Prison & Probation Services
  • Teachers (those in schools which have not closed)
  • Social workers, nursery nurses, educational psychologists, therapists employed by the NHS
  • Firefighters 
  • Certain MOD personell 

We will be welcoming your child regardless of year group, but it is highly likely that they will not be following their usual timetable. Please note that classes are likely to be managed differently for all students. 

If you are a parent/ carer that will struggle with these changes, please contact gail.beswick@hornseyschool.com confirming that your daughter should not be released at this time, as we recognise that these changes place additional pressure on you during a time when we need to work together differently.

We remain focused on trying to support our local community. What the past few days have shown us is that we have an incredible school community who trust and work together. Thank you for understanding that we are trying hard to ensure we keep our children safe and well without compromising the health and safety of staff or their families.

Please note there are likely to be significant changes in place for Monday 23rd March. Apologies in advance of this, we will get information to you about this as soon as we can.

Keep well one and all,

Ms Rahelu