Please see below for information regarding the school with effect from 5 January 2021.

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3rd January 2021

Dear Parent/Carer

School Closure

I was desperately hoping not to write this letter to you. As you know I hate closing the school and I am extremely worried how much education that the children have missed so far.

However, following further advice and with the concerns around Covid-19 still very much at the front of our minds the school will not reopen to all children on Tuesday 5th January 2021.

We will remain open for children of Key Workers and any vulnerable children, who are currently supported by additional services. This will be reviewed on a weekly basis and I will continue to keep you fully updated.

I should be very grateful if you would let me know whether your child needs to attend school. This is so I can ensure we have safe and appropriate staffing levels. During this time there will not be any Breakfast Club available and After School Club will only run until 4.30pm.

I will be asking all Teachers to set new work for their classes and this will be available online by the end of tomorrow. There should still be plenty of work available for the children right now and this can be accessed through the website or on Purple Mash. We are also very happy to provide paper copies for any children who need it.

I sincerely hope that this is a temporary measure and that we will all be back in school very soon, but the health and safety of everyone in our school community must be my first priority.

Please feel free to contact us at any time.

Pete Talbot Headteacher Yours faithfully

Sidney Street, Folkestone, Kent CT19 6HGT: 01303 251583 F: 01303 www@castlehill.kent.sch.ukAn Extended School Headteacher: Pete Talbot

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