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School Closed for the majority of pupils

20 March 2020 (by admin)

Dear Fairfields Community,

It has been a challenging week for everyone in and around the school.  Firstly, thank you for all of the messages and gifts we have received from parents, this helps us to know that we have made the right decisions throughout the last few weeks and that we are supporting you as much as we can.

The school will be closed to the majority of children from today onwards.  We have spent the day going through the survey responses and considering the capacity the school can hold if staff become ill.  Please see the guidance from the Department for Education, which explains why schools have been asked to close. 

It has been a day where we have had to make difficult decisions as to which children really do need to be at school.  Thank you to the parents who have been open to conversations which pry into actual working hours and whether they can work from home.

We will miss seeing all of the children each day and look forward to seeing them on Zoom the week beginning the 30th March.

From next week, we will ask all children to work on the pack that was sent home this week. 

Please check the website on Thursday afternoon to find out the timing of the first Zoom session on Friday.  This will an opportunity to check in with the children and to make sure that everyone is ready for the following week of teaching.

Please can we urge all parents to try to keep to the routine to help to maintain both your own and your child’s well-being. 

If you have applied for a school place you will have received an email to confirm whether this has or has not been accepted.  Please do not visit the school to discuss this as the school will be closed to parents and pupils apart from the ones we have informed. 

If you are concerned about anything during the period of closure, please contact us via the Guestbook on the Home page on the website.  This will be checked three times a day.  Please be assured that comments will not be posted.   

We wish all of you the best of luck in keeping everyone safe and well until we reopen.

Kind regards


Miss Kelly Dillon