6.00pm Thursday 1st March 2018
Dear Parents and Carers
I have inspected the school site on two occasions since 3.00pm today and have been in regular contact with all of the other East Staffordshire Secondary Headteachers. Based on the very hazardous condition of the school site, the ongoing weather conditions, the weather forecast going forward and my discussions with my Headteacher colleagues I have taken the decision to close the school to students and staff tomorrow, Friday 2nd March on the grounds of health and safety.
I thank you for your understanding in this matter in what are presently very difficult circumstances for all of us.
It is obviously my hope and expectation that the school will be open as normal on Monday 5th March in anticipation of an improvement in the conditions, but you will of course be kept informed accordingly over the weekend should this not be the case.