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School closures

19 Mar 20

Further to the Government announcement concerning school closures I write to confirm that Woodbridge School will move fully to remote learning with effect from Monday 23 March until further notice. More detailed information will be issued by Mr Hayward-Bradley and Mrs Mitchell in the next 24 hours in relation to the specifics of how this will work for both the Senior and Prep schools.

If you are employed as a key worker, as defined by the Government, and will struggle to find childcare in order that you can attend work please contact me as soon as possible.

Senior School

  • Thursday 19 March will be our last teaching day in school with buses departing at 4.15pm. 
  • Friday 20 March will be a dedicated planning and training day for all teaching staff. Students will be able to work from home to familiarise themselves with the remote learning platforms and bringing themselves up to date with any work outstanding.
  • Timetabled lessons for students will therefore commence online on Monday 23 March.

All public examinations have been cancelled in May and June 2020 and we will update you with further information relating to this as it comes through. I realise how distressing and unsettling this will be for our community who have been working so hard in preparation. I will ensure that I make it a priority to share with you information pertaining to this as it is made available to me.

Prep School

  • Thursday 19 March will be our last teaching day in School with buses departing at 4.15pm.
  • A separate communication will follow from Mrs Mitchell with regards to the detail of the remote learning arrangements.

As you can appreciate, the last four weeks have been a challenge and so I would like to thank personally the many families who have made contact to express their gratitude and support of our staff at this difficult time. We remain grateful for your ongoing support and I am highly proud of our community in its entirety. Pastoral care is at the heart of all that we do at Woodbridge School and I absolutely will be working with staff to ensure that this extends to remote learning.

If this tumultuous period has taught us anything it is that communities such as ours will come together in strength and face with courage and positivity whatever comes our way. The Woodbridge School virtual community is no different and will remain dedicated to educating our children until the real doors of the School can be opened again.

Ms Norman

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