Coronavirus: Uppingham Community College and Arthur Mellows Village College in Glinton are partially closed
Two secondary schools have partially closed to pupils because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Uppingham Community College and Arthur Mellows Village College in Glinton are both partially closed until further notice.
Uppingham Community College will be closed to those in Year 7, 8 and 9 but remain open for Year 10 and 11.
However, if the following criteria apply, pupils can still attend the school if they are in Year 7, 8 or 9:
- If parents work in the NHS or other critical public service and work commitments mean that it would not be possible for children to remain at home.
- If a family situation, either financial or logistical, means that it would not be possible for children to be at home.
Principal of Uppingham Community College Ben Solly, said in a letter to parents, staffing levels have been depleted to the 'point where it is no longer safe to attempt to deliver our curriculum provision for all year groups'.
He added: "I completely understand that this is an entirely unsatisfactory situation and I am disappointed to have to put these plans in place, as they significantly differ from the ambitious vision for education we have for our students.
"However, we are navigating our way through significant challenges and by offering families the opportunity to send their children into school I hope that we are delaying the financial and logistical burdens that may emerge if all schools in England are directed to close."
Arthur Mellows Village College in Glinton is closed to pupils in Year 7, 8, 9, 10 and 12 until further notice but will remain open to Year 11 and 13.
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