Coronavirus - Bridlington schools closed due to pandemic

Both high schools in Bridlington have closed because of the coronavirus pandemic.

By Sarah Fitton
Wednesday, 18th March 2020, 5:03 pm
Headlands School
Headlands School

As of tomorrow, all students at Headlands School and Bridlington School will be asked to access work online.

The headteachers at both schools have said the closures are because 60 per cent of their teams are self-isolating or social distancing.

Headteacher at Headlands School Sarah Bone said: "The Senior Team and I have had to make the incredibly difficult decision to now fully close Headlands School.

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"We will await further Government updates.

"This is a decision we have had to make based on our ability to operate safe teaching staffing levels.

"Teaching will now be online from Thursday, March 19.

"Students will be able to access online school work during school hours.

"Students will also be able to communicate directly with their teachers, again during school hours only.

"Finally, a huge thank you to the Headlands School community, in particular our amazing students, for your ongoing support during these incredibly tense, and worrying times."

Headteacher at Bridlington School Katie Parker-Randall said: "The Governors, Senior Leadership Team and I have had to make the incredibly difficult decision to now fully close Bridlington School to all students as of 4pm this evening.

"We will await further Government updates.

"This pragmatic and very difficult decision has been made based on our ability to operate safe teaching staffing levels.

"Resources for all student work will now be on Show My Homework.

"Finally a huge thank you to the Bridlington School community, in particular our amazing students, for your ongoing support during these incredibly tense, and worrying times."