THIS ARTICLE IS NOW OUT OF DATE AS THE COUNTRY IS IN FULL NATIONAL LOCKDOWN
Which schools in Andover will close and which will remain open?
This is an ever changing situation with many primary schools making tough decisions at to whether to open, continue to open albeit partially or close entirely. We sympathise with parents and teachers as this evolving situation affects many peoples’ lives. See a list of schools’ current statuses below.
We currently understand that PILGRIM’S CROSS PRIMARY SCHOOL is planning to close for two weeks.
Earlier today staff at ROMAN WAY PRIMARY SCHOOL confirmed that Reception and Years 1, 2 and 3 will be taught remotely.
Headteacher Ms Jones added that Years 4, 5 and 6 should attend as normal. The school point out that no fines will be issued this week, but parents are asked to “notify the school if they [parents] intend to keep children at home. Ms Jones apologised for the inconvenience and says their decision will be reviewed on Friday.
VIGO PRIMARY SCHOOL say that certain classes are affected: WHALE, ICELAND, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, NEPAL and GEORGIA are temporarily not open to pupils.
Both RIDERS INFANT and RIDERS JUNIOR SCHOOL in Kingsclere will be closed to children, except for those who are vulnerable, have an EHCP, or are children of key workers. This will take affect from Tuesday 5th January.
Andover College students are currently expected to return to campus on Monday 18th January 2021.
|Andover C E Primary School|
|Wolverdene Special School||SPORADIC PARTIAL CLASS CLOSURES|
|The Mark Way School|
|Anton Junior School|
|Anton Infant School|
|Norman Gate School||INSET DAY TODAY (MONDAY)|
|Vigo Primary School||WHALE, ICELAND, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, NEPAL, GEORGIA CLASSES AFFECTED|
|St John The Baptist Catholic Primary School|
|Balksbury Infant School||“CANNOT GIVE CLEAR ANSWERS” TO PARENTS’ QUESTIONS|
|Smannell Field School|
|Balksbury Junior School||“CANNOT GIVE CLEAR ANSWERS” TO PARENTS’ QUESTIONS|
|Knights Enham Nursery and Infant School|
|Portway Infant School|
|Knights Enham Junior School|
|Portway Junior School|
|Pilgrim’s Cross C E (VA) Primary School||EXPECTED TO CLOSE FOR 2 WEEKS|
|Roman Way Primary School||CLOSED TO RECEPTION AND YEARS 1,2 and 3 THIS WEEK|
|Endeavour Primary School||CLOSED TO FIENNES and DA VINCI CLASSES THIS WEEK|
|Clatford C E Primary School|
|Smannell And Enham C E Primary School|
|Abbotts Ann C E Primary School|
|Wherwell Primary School|
|Amport C E Primary School|
|Hatherden C E Primary School|
|Longparish C E Primary School|
|Appleshaw St Peter’s C E Primary School|
|St Mary Bourne Primary School|
|Kimpton, Thruxton And Fyfield C E Primary School|
|Hurstbourne Tarrant C E Primary School|
Although the government is under increasing pressure to close schools, the Prime Minster today said, “The risk to teachers, and of course we will do everything we can to protect teachers… is no greater than it is to anyone else.”
Despite this, Mr Johnson is currently considering a potential further full national lockdown. He said at a press conference this afternoon, “Closing primary schools is a last resort.
“I would stress schools are safe and the risk to kids is very, very small.”
The Prime Minister will be addressing the nation at 8:00pm tonight. Information is updated hourly on 95.9FM Andover Radio.
We encourage schools to contact us with their plans, as they are agreed here: firstname.lastname@example.org