Sheffield secondary school closes years 8 and 9 due to coronavirus

A secondary school in Sheffield has announced it is closing years eight and nine due to coronavirus.

By Robert Cumber
Tuesday, 17th March 2020, 8:41 am
Updated Wednesday, 25th March 2020, 3:15 pm

Westfield School, on Eckington Road in Beighton, issued an update to parents this morning, Tuesday, March 17, following the Government’s advice yesterday evening for people aged over 70 or with a range of underlying health conditions, including asthma and diabetes, to be ‘particularly stringent’ following social distancing measures.

“Owing to update government advice regarding self-isolation issued yesterday, our staff levels have been severely impacted meaning that we have been forced to take the following action,” it said.

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Westfield School in Sheffield

“School is closed today (Tuesday, March 17) to students in years 8 and 9.

“School is open as usual to students in years 11, 10 and 7.”

The school promised to send a further update later today explaining the reasons for its decision and outlining plans for the rest of the week.

“Thank you for your continued support at this difficult time,” it added.