School Closure Monday 25th January 2021
Dear Parents and Carers,
We have reluctantly made the decision to fully close Maplefields Academy on Monday 25th January 2021 due to the severe weather conditions and the impact on the road travel across the county.
On Sunday 24th Jan, we were informed by our Facilities Manager that he intended to travel to school and check the site. Unfortunately, as he attempted to do this is he encountered several vehicles stuck on Tower Hill road. This was a particular concern because at this stage the snow was still falling heavily and the worst of the afternoon’s condition were yet to arrive.
As the afternoon progressed we received further reports from around the county alerting us to the treacherous nature of the roads. Later, on Sunday evening, police advised that only essential travel should be undertaken and further warnings of road conditions on Monday morning were issued.
With this information we decided that it was extremely unlikely that travel to school on Monday morning would be safe for the staff or students. We hope that by taking this decision on Sunday evening we have allowed parents, carers and staff to prepare for Monday.
Our staff will continue to support online learning at home and where possible live lessons will be delivered as planned. Work packs are already available on the school website.
Our facilities manager will make his way to the site this morning, conditions permitting, and we will assess the site and the route to the school.
We will continue to work with our staff to assess the safety of the routes to school. We will follow the local news to monitor the road conditions affecting the staff and students. As soon as we can provide an update we will add this to the website.
Thank you for your continued support.