Schools begin selective closures
Children begin a period of learning from home as coronavirus starts to affect education
The effects of coronavirus and self-isolation requirements are starting to have an impact on the education system in our area.
The Warriner School in Bloxham last night asked students in school year 9 to remain away from school for the foreseeable future.
Today Chenderit School in Middleton Cheney has announced they are closed to students in school years 8 and 9 from tomorrow. In a statement the school says, “This is a result of the self-isolation directive for staff if they are part of a vulnerable group or if they or their family members are displaying any of the symptoms outlined by GOV.UK”.
Heyford Park Free School have also announced they will be closed for all pupils from tomorrow through to the start of the Easter holidays.
Meanwhile Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon this lunchtime said that all schools in Scotland will close on Friday in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Schools in Wales are also closing from the end of the week. It is widely expected that the Prime Minister will be announcing similar measures for English schools imminently.