Dear Parents, Carers and the Stanhope Community, following the Governments’ announcement this evening we sadly will be CLOSING school with IMMEDIATE EFFECT.

School is closed to all pupils from tomorrow (TUESDAY 5th January) until at least February half term.

Tomorrow all ‘Key Worker’ families and those deemed as ‘vulnerable’ e.g. have an EHCP, Early Help Plan or a Social Worker will be contacted throughout the day to make arrangements for their child/children’s provision in school from WEDNESDAY 6th January.

Staff are organising paper based work packs initially for pupils to work from for 1-2 weeks before online classwork (remote learning) will be set by teachers using Google Classroom. Details of how these packs will be distributed or collected will be confirmed tomorrow.

With regards to Free School Meal Vouchers, we are awaiting further instruction on how this will proceed. Please bear with us.

As with all queries any of you have, we will deal with them accordingly in school hours (8am-5pm). When we have the details we will post both here, on our Facebook page and on our School Website.

Please stay home and stay safe.

We will endeavour to be here for all of our pupils and yourselves. We thank you for your continuing support, understanding and patience in these difficult times. By working together we will ensure that the impact on your children is minimal, putting their education and wellbeing first. 💛 💚