Emergency closure - Friday 6th December 2019
Due to an outbreak of sickness and diarrhoea, staff and student absence has reached a critical level.
Following full consultation with the Chair of Governors and Local Authority, we have made the decision to close the school tomorrow (Friday 6th December 2019).
The school will undergo a deep clean in an attempt to minimise further cases.
The school will be open as normal on Monday 9th December.
Latest advice (06/12/2019)
We would urge staff and students that have any symptoms of diarrhoea and/or vomiting to not return to school they are free from symptoms (NHS guidance is 48 hours) to reduce the spread of infection and enable us to manage the current situation effectively.
NHS advice is although sickness and diarrhoea is unpleasant, for most people who are generally healthy it is a short lived illness of two or three days and does not require specialist treatment. The best way to protect yourselves is to ensure you wash your hands after visiting the toilet, and before eating, and avoid contact with people suffering from diarrhoea and/or vomiting.
Anyone with symptoms of diarrhoea and vomiting should drink plenty of fluids to ensure that they do not become dehydrated. You can get advice from your GP practice (people with active symptoms should telephone rather than attending in person to avoid infecting other people) or from NHS Direct on 0845 46 47.