Bentinck Primary & Nursery School will remain closed until further notice.
I have the responsibility to ensure all members of staff, pupils and their families are provided with a safe and effectively managed environment during the current COVID-19 pandemic.
I have reviewed the current situation with our staff team, considering and discussing the current advice being shared by a number of external sources.
Whilst we all believe that school is the best place for children, with a largely reduced staff team and continued growing anxieties brought about by Covid, I am currently unable to provide the safe learning environment needed at Bentinck.
Our staff will be providing on-line learning along with work packs which so many of our families prefer to receive. Staff will be phoning you regularly to check how your home learning is progressing and finding ways to support you though this difficult time.
Please read the accompanying Statement written by Councillor David Mellen on 03.01.2021