Important End of Term update
I am writing to inform you of the latest Government advice to schools. On Tuesday, the Government suggested that schools use Friday 18th December as a training day for staff. This is because the Department for Education want six clear days of contact tracing after schools break up and before Christmas Eve. All school leaders will therefore be expected to support with contact tracing through to Wednesday 23rd December.
For this reason, Oaklands will be closed to all pupils on Friday 18th December. The last day of term will now be Thursday 17th December.
We recognise that many parents may be concerned about children being in school on the last week of term, with less than ten days then before possibly visiting family/grandparents during the eased restrictions from 23rd December to 27th December. However, school will be open as usual until 17th December. We hope that you will feel confident to send your child in to school Monday 14th to Thursday 17th, but please do call the school if you have any worries.
We apologise for the late notice regarding the end of term, but this has come directly from the Government advice for schools sent out this week.
Many thanks for your understanding,