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Partial closures in place for Penzance school

Partial closures in place for Penzance school

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 5:05pm 17th March 2020. (Updated at 8:09am 18th March 2020)

A school in Penzance has announced a 'partial closure' following advice issued by the Government over the coronavirus pandemic.

In a letter on its website to parents and carers, Humphry Davy School said it will close to those in years 7, 8, 9 and 10 as it finds itself to 'unable to adequately staff' pupils for the foreseeable future.  

It says work packs will be given to students to complete at home.

However, from Wednesday 18th March – school will be open for students in year 11 only so we can prioritise their GCSE studies with directed staffing levels.

Humphry Davy
Humphry Davy School

"We are grateful as ever for your support when we sometimes have to make difficult decisions. Like everyone else in the nation, we are learning to manage a situation which is entirely new to us.

"Following the announcement from the Government yesterday which outlined a vulnerable group who need to isolate to protect themselves and their dependents we find ourselves unable to adequately staff and provide education provision for years 7, 8, 9 and 10 for the foreseeable future.

"A work pack will be sent home.

"Work will be provided for your child on ShowMyHomeWork in the first instance, with some other useful educational resources on the school website in the very near future.

"From Wednesday 18th March – school will be open for students in year 11 only so we can prioritise their GCSE studies with directed staffing levels.

"We will closely monitor this situation, assessing the ongoing Governmental advice and keep you informed of any future developments.

"I would like to reassure you that at Humphry Davy School we will do everything in our power and take all of the necessary steps to protect our community. We are positive our students will continue to be socially responsible during this time of home study.

"Additionally, we are conscious of parents who may be critical to the NHS and who may need us to support them. Please let us know if we can support or offer a limited service by emailing; enquiries@humphry-davy.cornwall.sch.uk.

"Thank you for all of your ongoing support, these are unprecedented times and we are responding daily we will keep you informed."

Mr W. Marshall, Headteacher at Humphry Davy School

You can find all the latest school closures information for Cornwall here.

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