Coronavirus update: LPW Independent School closure from Thursday 19/3/20

18th March 2020

Coronavirus guidance and school closure

Following guidance from Public Health England and the Department for Education the decision has been made to close LPW School with immediate effect in order to support efforts to contain the Covid-19 virus. School sites will, in the first instance, remain closed to learners for a period of two weeks, which will then be followed by our regular Easter holiday. However, during this time we will be continuing to provide education and support for all students remotely.

In line with the most recent government guidance we are currently planning to re-open parts of our onsite provision on April 20th for those students identified by the prime minister as being the children of key workers or categorised as the most vulnerable young people. This includes all young people with either an Education Healthcare Plan or with current social services involvement. Further details of this continued provision will be shared in due course.

If there is any change to this reopening date, we will contact you directly by phone and update our website. Please ensure you check this regularly.

Website: https://www.lpw.org.uk/engagement/lpw-school

Attendance to such sessions would be at the discretion of parents/carers and it is important that you continue to review guidance from Public Health England and make appropriate decisions based on the health of your child and other members of your household. The following links will enable you access the most up to date advice and guidance relating to the Coronavirus:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public

During this period of uncertainty our staff will continue to be accessible to students who have the direct mobile number of their key worker. They will be available during term time school hours to provide academic support or pastoral guidance if students have other concerns.

We are keen to ensure that this closure does not impact on students’ academic work and are committed to continuing our educational provision for all students. All young people have now received a personalised learning resource pack that is tailored to the subjects they are studying. These packs contain the following:

  • Work for each subject being studied.
  • A stationary set to ensure work can be completed.
  • For English and Maths – revision guides (including assessments).

I strongly encourage you to support your child to continue learning during this time. Encourage them to create structure and routine to their day and find a quiet place for them to work.

If students have any issues or concerns relating to their school work during the period of closure they can contact their key worker via text or phone call. If you have any further concerns please contact the school using the following email address: support@lpw.org.uk. This account will be monitored during all term time dates.

Thank you for your support during this extraordinary time. I would like to reassure you that your child’s health and safety is our primary concern and that we remain committed to supporting your child in the coming weeks – our staff are passionate about doing their best for your children and will continue to do so.

I wish you and your family good health over the coming period and hope that we can return to school as we know it as soon as possible.

Yours faithfully,  

Mr Dan Carter, Head Teacher

Contact details

If you need to contact our school team please use the contact details below.

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Dan Carter – Dcarter@lpw.org.uk

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Kate Baynham – Kbaynham@lpw.org.uk

Emergency safeguarding contact number: 07498548286