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School Closure Update 18.03.20

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School closure government update

Partial School Closure

Partial School Closure for Years 7, 8, 9 and 10: Wednesday 18th March to Friday 20th March inclusive. I am writing to inform you that the school will be closed to all students in Years 7, 8, 9 and 10 on Wednesday 18th March until the end of Friday 20th March in the first instance. This is a result of an unsustainable level of staff shortage due to a significant number of staff self-isolating due to the changed government guidance issued yesterday evening.

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Coronavirus Precautions

Dear Families,

I am writing to explain the precautions we are taking as a school to mitigate the risk presented by the Cornoavirus.

We are continuously monitoring the situation and are following the advice of Public Health England (PHE), which can be found at

Coronavirus: latest information and advice - GOV.UK

Information for the public on the outbreak of coronavirus in China, including the current situation in the UK and information about the virus and its symptoms.


These currently state that whilst there are restrictions on travellers from Wuhan and Hubei Province there are no measures in place from other parts of China and other affected countries, unless symptoms develop.

We request that any students or families who intends to travel to/from a Coronavirus infected area please inform the school.

We will keep you informed if the situation and official advice changes.

Kind regards 

Charlotte Finch

Director of Resources

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The school has been given the opportunity to take part in a project that will run jointly between schools and the Metropolitan Police.

Operation Encompass is the reporting to schools, prior to the start of the next school day, when a child or young person has been exposed to, or involved in, any domestic incident.  We know that children can be significantly physically or emotionally harmed when this is the case and the information received will be used to make sure the right support is available for children and their families.

Operation Encompass will ensure that two members of the school staff, known as the Designated Safeguarding Lead and the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead, are trained to allow them to liaise with the police. The Safeguarding Leads will use the information confidentially, while ensuring that the school is able to make provision for possible difficulties experienced by children or their families who have been involved in, or exposed to, a domestic abuse incident. We are keen to offer the best support possible to all our students and we believe this will be extremely beneficial for all those involved. If you have any concerns or questions then please contact one of our school’s Safeguarding Leads (Ms Quartey or Ms Robinson) and we will be happy to discuss this further.

International Connections; Limitless possibilities

Sydenham School is forging the way in international connections, by taking part in a bilingual project with France and Belgium. 

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