Coronavirus: Closed secondary school will continue to supply lunches to in-need students

Coronavirus: Closed secondary school will continue to supply lunches to in-need students

By Adele Forrest | 17/03/2020

Coronavirus: Closed secondary school will continue to supply lunches to in-need students

A SECONDARY school has announced it will close for the majority of students from tomorrow — but continue to help feed many.

Dinnington High School will be closed until Easter for Years 8, 9, and 10, headteacher Rebecca Staples announced this afternoon (Tuesday).

The school was due to break-up for the two-week Easter holiday on Friday, April 3, and reopen on Monday, April 20.

She added: "We remain open to Years 11 to 13 so we maximise the time we have with them for exam preparation. For Year 7, we are mindful that as our youngest students, parents would appreciate us keeping them as long as we can."

Parents of pupils in Years 8, 9 and 10 who are eligible for free school meals will be sent a supermarket voucher for food to make lunches at home. Ms Staples said they would be sent out "as soon as the vouchers arrive in school".

Work has been put online for students and those without IT access will be sent paperwork, she added.

UPDATE

BRINSWORTH Academy - which is also part of the LEAP Trust - has also announced similar measures this afternoon.

From tomorrow, the school will only be open for Year 7, 11 and post-16 only, Greg Raynor associate principal confirmed this afternoon.

Students in Years 8, 9 and 10 will be asked to work from home and those in receipt of free school meals have been told they can collect a lunch bag from the academy.

Mr Raynor added: "We appreciate that this may cause inconvenience for parents, but as we are sure you will appreciate we are trying to manage a rapidly changing situation effectively. Should parents have specific concerns then please contact us at the academy."




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