I am writing to inform you that the Local Authority has advised schools across Calderdale not to go ahead with the wider opening arrangements from the 1st June. The council has given a detailed explanation of the reasoning behind its decision and the letter is attached to this email *.
The Governing Body called an urgent meeting today in response to the advice and, as Old Town Primary is a Local Authority Maintained School, Governors made a unanimous decision that the school will follow the advice of the Local Authority. This means that the proposed wider opening phase on 1st June to welcome Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 pupils will not go ahead as planned.
I know that this news will be met with a mix of reactions and emotions - some of you will be extremely disappointed and others will feel enormous relief. This continues to be a testing time for everyone in our school community and I would like to encourage you all to keep in touch with us and with each other and to continue to support one another as you have for the past weeks.
We will, of course, continue with the current home schooling arrangements that are in place until we receive further advice from the Local Authority.
* attachment can be found under Parents/Whole School Letters/Calderdale Council Covid-19 Letter to Schools