Coronavirus: school closure to most pupils

Dear Parents/Carers,
Following on from my last update, I am now writing to confirm that we have been instructed to close the school to almost all children, after this Friday, until further notice.

As advised by the Government, we will do all we can to stay open for the children of key workers (e.g. NHS staff, police, others in frontline services) and children with certain needs. We are waiting for the Government to publish more information on what this means, but it would help us in the meantime if you could let us know if you think your child may fall into one of these categories – We will be in touch again as soon as we are sure who this does apply to. All other children will need to stay at home, so we ask that you do not send your child into school from Monday onwards.

Your child’s education is of course important to us, so we’ll continue to help your child to learn. Please look out for emails and links to our school website e.g.
Weekly bespoke home learning resources will be posted each Monday – these will be created by Elvington Class Teachers. In addition, more generic home learning activities (akin to those in the link above), will be made available each Wednesday.

This is as much as we know right now and we appreciate your continued patience as we deal with this ever-changing situation. We understand that this latest news will have an impact on you and your family and it’s far from ideal, however, we will continue to keep in touch with any updates as the situation develops.

If you want to get in touch to share any concerns, please don’t hesitate to do so via email –

Please remember: if you or your child feels ill and you want to know what to do next, please use NHS 111 online.

Thank you again for your continued support, and we will be in touch with more information when we can…

Yours sincerely,
Mr. Andrew Buttery