Students and facilities at William Brookes School in Much Wenlock, Shropshire

School Closed from Monday 19th July 2021

(Posted on 18/07/21)

With a big rise in positive cases, the number of staff and students who cannot attend school has reached a point that would dramatically affect our ability to deliver a coherent, safe and efficient education.

The level of concern around being in school is heightened presently among many parents too. Should we be returning to school with large numbers of people in close proximity, for safety reasons, I would have had to ask even more staff and students to self-isolate. I am thus taking the decision to close school and move to online learning from Monday 19 July. Monday and Tuesday will be full days of live lessons at their normal times. Wednesday will be a half day that includes celebration assemblies and messages for September that we would have given had we been in school.

I hope that you fully understand the need to reduce the risk at this time and that you can have a happy but safe summer.

Geoff Renwick

Headteacher