As the forthcoming NATO summit is almost upon us, specific security arrangements and linked contingency plans are almost completed and in place. As Mrs Richards explained in her summer letter in July, after a long six week holiday, we are very keen for all our students to return to school with minimum disruption. As such, we took the decision to remain fully open on the 4th and 5th September.
However, in light of the most recent guidance from the Civic Centre and after consultation with the police, we are going to slightly alter our plans. Our aim is to remain open on both days but we will close at 2pm on Thursday 4th September. The decision has been made to ensure students and staff avoid the considerable traffic disruption caused by the scheduled demonstrations and movement of Heads of State between cities.
May I apologise for any inconvenience this decision may cause. I am sure you will appreciate how difficult planning for such an unprecedented event is. The decision has been taken due to health and safety considerations of both students and staff.
Thank you in anticipation for your continued support.