Monday 30 March: school closed to most students
Greenford High School continues to be closed to most students until further notice.
Children of keyworkers can attend school but only if absolutely necessary (if their parents need to work to support the fight against Covid-19 and there is nobody else to look after them). The safest place for all children is at home. We have provided a comprehensive list of work for students to complete at home on our School Closure website: https://www.greenford.ealing.sch.uk/schoolclosure
Children with an ECHP and vulnerable children can also attend school. Parents who are keyworkers may need to show evidence of their job and we are under obligation to send home any child who should not be in school, in order to support social distancing. All students have been provided with online work which can be accessed from our school closure website on any device. Any problems with passwords / access should be reported to our IT Helpdesk.
More details on vulnerable children and work that is critical to the COVID-19 response is on this Government website.
If you have any questions regarding this, please contact us online with your enquiry.
Free school meal vouchers
The government has launched a free school meal voucher scheme. We will be emailing eligible parents as soon as we are given full details.
Greenford High School will be closed during the Easter holidays
Due to large-scale heating and engineering works, Greenford High School is not able to open over the Easter holidays (6th-17th April). The safest place for your child remains at home. If you are a keyworker and you need your child to attend a school setting so that you are able to go to work and there is no-one else at home to look after them, then there are other settings that your child can attend. This also applies if your child has an EHCP or Social Worker. You can find out where these settings are at:
Greenford High School will re-open for the children of keyworkers only and for children with an EHCP or Social Worker after the Easter holidays. All other students must stay at home. We will update you as and when we receive further information from the government.
If you have any safeguarding concerns they should be reported in the usual way to our Designated Safeguarding Lead Lou Grimley. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with details of your concern.
Department for Education Coronavirus helpline
The Department for Education have launched a helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:
Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)