King Edward VII School in Sheffield announces partial closure over coronavirus pandemic

Another Sheffield school has been forced to close because of “insufficient staff on site” amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Wednesday, 18th March 2020, 2:28 pm
Updated Wednesday, 18th March 2020, 2:29 pm

In a latter to parents, the headteacher of King Edward VII School, Linda Gooden, announced the school will partially close from Thursday 19 March "because I have insufficient staff on site to teach students and to keep our children and young people safe.”

Pupils in year 7, 11 and 13 must attend school as normal, but all other years have been told to stay at home until further notice. Their learning will take place online.

All lessons will take place at the Upper school site, with the Lower School set to close.

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Ms Gooden said: “If your child has a medical condition it is important that you consider this carefully before sending your child to School. If you think that your child should stay at home, please keep them at home to protect them from the virus.”