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Salisbury's Greentrees Primary to close

Salisbury's Greentrees Primary to close

Published by Jack Deery at 3:38pm 17th March 2020. (Updated at 11:47am 18th March 2020)

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It's the first school in the city to shut due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Greentrees Primary School will be closed from tomorrow (Wednesday 18th March) and will not open before the end of the Easter Holidays. 

The school has 26 member of staff who are categorised as self-isolating.

It includes both the Infant and Junior sites.

Greentrees Infant School Salisbury Bishopdown Farm
Both the Infants and Juniors will be closed

From tomorrow, they have 26 members of staff that are categorised as self-isolating. 

In a letter to parents, head teacher Ray Picton said: 

"Further to my conversation this morning with Wiltshire Local Authority about the Government guidance that was released last night, we have made the difficult decision to close the school with effect from tonight. 

As always, safeguarding of pupils and staff is of paramount importance and we feel that the measures we have taken are necessary to ensure that this is maintained.

Teachers are already planning for how learning can continue by sign-posting Parents and Carers to a range of activities via the school website. From next week, there will be regular updates on class pages. 

Please continue to view the school website for further information. Obviously, work completed will not be viewed or marked by the teacher, but we feel that it is important that the children continue with their learning as
much as possible."

Any parents that need to contact the school, should do so by emailing admin@greentrees.wilts.sch.uk.

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