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Coronavirus: Partial closures for Bourne Grammar School, Bourne Academy and The Deepings School

Three more schools have announced alternative arrangements to deal with the coronavirus pandemic.

Bourne Grammar School, Bourne Academy and The Deepings School are all partially closed.

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Bourne Grammar School
Bourne Grammar School

Parents at Bourne Grammar School have been informed only Year 11 and 13 pupils will be permitted into the school.

From tomorrow (Thursday March 19), Bourne Academy will be partially closed until further notice.

The school will be open as normal for all Year 7, 11, 12and 13 pupils.

Bourne Academy. Photo: Google
Bourne Academy. Photo: Google

It will be closed for pupils in in Year 8, 9 and 10.

However, if the following criteria apply, parents can still send children into school if they are in Year 8, 9 and 10:

  • If parents work in the NHS or other critical public services, such as police and fire service mean that it would not be possible for children to remain at home.
The Deepings School headteacher Richard Lord
The Deepings School headteacher Richard Lord

Executive headteacher of Bourne Academy, Lisa Conley, said in a letter to parents: "Please be aware that we will not have the staffing capacity to deliver the normal curriculum.

"Timetables for those classes we cannot cover will be collapsed and students will be grouped together to participate in larger group activities.

"Students will be required to bring PE kit into school, please ensure they wear their normal school uniform."

At The Deepings School, only pupils in Year 7, 11 and 13 will be allowed onto the site due to 'unavoidably low staffing numbers'.

Easter revision sessions will not run for Year 11 or 13.

A tweet by the school read: "This follows the latest Government advice concerning staff who should not be at work due to underlying health conditions.

"This partial opening may well change and will be reviewed on a daily basis.

"Regular updates will be posted on the school website."

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