Filey school closed due to Covid-19 staff shortages

Filey Ebor Academy is partially closed this week due to a shortage of staff.

By Louise Hollingsworth
Tuesday, 18th January 2022, 3:23 pm
Updated Tuesday, 18th January 2022, 3:25 pm
Filey Ebor Academy closed due to Covid-19 staff shortages.
Filey Ebor Academy closed due to Covid-19 staff shortages.

The secondary school is closed to students in years 8, 9 and 10 this week due to a number of staff members testing positive for Covid-19.

The school is partially closed until Friday January 21, and the affected pupils will be following a remote learning plan.

In a letter sent out to parents and carers, the school said: “This is not a decision we have taken lightly, and I completely appreciate and understand the inconvenience that this decision will cause for many families. However, it would not be safe, or responsible, to keep the school open without the staffing levels we need for the safe running of our school.

Sign up to our daily The Scarborough News Today newsletter

“Ensuring the health, safety and wellbeing of our pupils, staff and wider school community is our absolute priority, and we must ensure we have all the staff we need on site to support our pupils safely and effectively.”

Pupils who have an Education Health Care Plan, and pupils who are registered as Key Worker students should attend school as normal.

The school remains open for pupils in years 7 and 11.