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Coronavirus Update

March 2020


Dear Parents and Carers,


Coronavirus Update


You will all be aware that the Coronavirus (Covid-19) is a potentially serious health concern across the United Kingdom and the World.


School Leaders and Governors across our cluster take this situation very seriously. Please rest assured that every appropriate and practical precaution is and will continue to be undertaken in order to contain / deal with any local outbreak of the virus.  At this moment we have no outbreak within school.


As a primary school, we have a duty of care to protect not only your children and our staff but also the wider Carlisle and Cumbrian communities.


We may have to take some very difficult, and potentially, unwelcome decisions whether to close the school or remain open as the situation develops. We fully appreciate that some of our decisions may have a knock-on effect to working parents throughout the school, but we need to consider the health of everyone.


Although there are no immediate plans to close the school we will be reviewing the situation on a day-by-day basis and will be following the advice or directives given out by the Government or Public health England on a daily basis. We may also have to consider full or partial closing as the situation in each individual school develops.


As we continue to place your children’s health at the forefront of our decisions, we appreciate your support during these challenging times. We would ask that you would act to support us by helping us to follow the guidelines and advice of NHA bodies and the advice from Government but also to remain calm and rationale if the face of this difficult situation. 


Yours sincerely


The Carlisle Cluster School

Carlisle South Alliance Head Teachers

Alliance Head teachers – Jonathan Burnsall (Brook Street Primary), Deborah Bokestein (Inglewood Infants), David Grimshaw (Inglewood Juniors), Carolyn Murray (Norman Street Primary), Joseph Askew (Petteril Bank Primary), Sue Blair (Pennine Way Primary), Michael Merrick (St Margaret Mary Catholic Primary & St Cuthbert’s Catholic Primary School), Sarah Nuttall (The Bishop Harvey Goodwin School), Jose Hodgkins (Upperby Primary)