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Approval for the wider reopening of our schools where it is possible to do so

As the country gradually eases lockdown from the coronavirus covid-19 public
health crisis, and in accordance with government requirements to open schools
to wider year groups on a phased basis, we have completed a robust and
comprehensive risk assessment process of all of our 24 schools.

Trustees of Ebor Academy Trust have to be satisfied that any risks of a wider
opening are carefully considered and mitigated as far as possible.

Following approval from trustees, who convened yesterday evening, all of our
York schools now have permission to open to wider year groups as and when
they are able to.

The risk assessments for each of our schools will be posted soon on individual
school websites, for your information and for reassurance that we take the health
and safety of our school communities very seriously.

As previously explained, our schools have to allocate places to priority groups
first (vulnerable children and children of key workers, and numbers are growing
in this group). We have to comply with social distancing guidelines. This may
mean that even though there has been a satisfactory risk assessment for your
school, it still may not be able to accept pupils from wider year groups. Your
school will advise accordingly for your particular circumstances.

We all know school is the best place for children and young people and we are
looking forward to their safe return.

Yours faithfully

 

Mrs Gail Brown
Chief Executive and Executive Headteacher

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