Parents of Year 9 Students

Dear Parents of Year 9 students,

As you will be aware the guidance for people who are experiencing the symptoms of coronavirus has now changed with self-isolation measures extending to whole households for 14 days. Inevitably this has meant that the number of teaching staff available at the college has decreased and we are having to review, in the short term, the provision we are able to offer.

In order to avoid large groups of students being taught together in areas around the college and maintain the safety of all our young people I have been left with no alternative but to put in place a partial college closure. This will only affect Year 9 students in the first instance, who will be set work to do at home on class charts. This will take place from Wednesday 18th March until Friday 20th March inclusive after which time we will review the situation.

I appreciate that this does cause disruption to families and the education of the Year 9 students, however it is important that decisions are made based with the health and wellbeing of our young people in mind.

I will endeavour to keep you informed with updates when they are available


Dr Claire Ankers


Bideford College