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COVID-19 Update

Good evening.  I am sure you will have heard the announcement by the Prime Minister that all schools in the UK will shut on Friday 20th March 2020.  I can therefore confirm that St John's will sadly close it's doors to most pupils at 3.15pm on Friday for the foreseeable future..


There are a few exceptions at this initial closure stage including "Key Workers", children with an EHCP and those with a social worker.  I am awaiting a full definition of "Key worker", which I will release as soon as possible, however if you are a frontline NHS or police worker or a delivery driver, please can you email proof of this employment to by 11am tomorrow so that we can begin to put detailed plans in place.


We will contact our vulnerable families including those with EHCPs and social workers directly tomorrow.


I will send a detailed plan of the arrangements tomorrow so everyone is fully informed.

I know many of you are going to find this decision difficult and I am truly sorry that it has come to this, however we must follow the government guidance provided.


Can I take the opportunity to thank you for your support so far at this very difficult and unusual time. We will do our best to continue learning for your children via our website and dojo as long as possible.  Please be patient with us as we finalise our plans and keep your eye on Dojo as news will be released to you as quickly as we can.


Please stay safe and look after yourselves.