Posted on: December 9th 2020

School Closure 18DEC20


Please see below a recent communication from the Leadership team relating to the school closure on Friday 18th December.


Dear Parents/Carers,


You may have seen the recent Government announcement that schools will have an additional closure day on Friday 18th December. The Government has made this decision because staff may need to continue to work in the first week of the Christmas holidays to support track and trace.


I can confirm that the school will be closed to students on this day and our last day will be Thursday 17th December. We apologise for the late notice but we have only just been informed by the Government. On Thursday 17th December our end of day procedures will be the same as they are on every other day - with children leaving at their year group staggered time, through the gate they have been using since September. This will also mean that the last day for Reading Club will now be Tuesday 15th December. 


If your child develops symptoms and is tested positive for COVID-19 over the Christmas holidays, the Government have issued clear guidance about when you should inform the school and when this can be managed by NHS Test & Trace.


When you need to contact the school:

If your child has symptoms either on Friday 18th or Saturday 19th December and then tests positive for COVID-19 on or before Wednesday 23rd December, please contact TKAT Centre  between 10:00 and 14:00 by either phoning  07841 967 584 or Emailing to


When you make contact, please be sure to tell us your child’s name, school, year group, when they first developed symptoms and the date you received confirmation.


When you should not contact the school:

If your child has developed symptoms after Saturday 19th December or more than 48 hours after they were last in school. In this instance, please contact NHS Test & Trace.


If your child has a positive test result which returns after Wednesday 23rd December. In this instance, please contact NHS Test & Trace.


We would like to take this opportunity to thank our families and community for their support this term. It would be fair to say this has been a challenging time for staff, pupils and our families as we have got used to the new ways of doing things and dealing with the added stresses in our lives. It really has been so wonderful to have the children back in school - they are so happy to be here and to be learning lots of new things. 


We know that this Christmas will be a challenging time for many members of our community and would therefore like to remind families that if they are in need of a food parcel, they can come and collect one at the school office. Despite the challenges that some of you may be facing, we wish you all a happy and safe Christmas time.


We look forward to welcoming all the children back to school on Monday 4th January, at the same arrival times and through the same gates they have been using throughout the Autumn term. 


Our very warmest wishes to you all, 


The Bewbush Academy Senior Leadership Team