As you will know, government advice on safety precautions around the coronavirus threat is changing rapidly. The school has made the following decisions as of today:
- Both IPSHA and IGGSA sport are cancelled this weekend.
- School photos are cancelled on Monday. Girls should come to school prepared for their usual lessons. The photos will be rescheduled for later in the year.
- Junior and senior school assemblies will not take place for the rest of the term. The girls will have academic care time in its place.
- Chapel services will only take place in single year groups, not multiple year groups.
A team of senior staff meets every Monday to discuss the developing situation and our response to it. The team will meet again on Monday 16 March. After this meeting I will inform you of our plans for the rest of the term.
Please note there has been significant planning around continuing normal operations of the school in the event of closure. We are prepared for this scenario.
I can assure you that in all our decision making, our priority is the welfare of our students, staff and community.
I will be in touch again on Monday.
Dr Julie Townsend