Dear Parents and Guardians,
You will be aware that we were able to keep St. Mary’s open for all students up until the Christmas break.
As we begin the new year we have a number of staff absences which has resulted in us having to alter the start to term two. Key Stage 3 pupils will not return to school as planned.
Year 8, 9 and 10 pupils should remain at home on Thursday 6th January and Friday 7th January.
We are hopeful that Key Stage 3 pupils will now return to school on Monday 10th January 2022.
Staff will be required to help cover classes for our Year 11 to 14 year groups on Thursday and Friday. Where possible teachers will post work on Google classroom for their classes. Your son should check his Google classrooms and complete work as well as use the time away from the classroom to review and revise work completed in Term 1.
We are all very aware of the challenging times we are experiencing and we will endeavour to keep the school open each day for as many pupils as possible.
Further guidance from the Department of Health for schools can be viewed HERE
We will update you as further decisions are made.