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King Edward VI Academy is to shut on Tuesday this week due to the exceptionally high temperatures, with online learning timetabled instead.
In a statement to parents the school said:
“We have taken the decision to close the school to students tomorrow. It is not a decision we have taken lightly but our classrooms were exceptionally hot this afternoon and there are even hotter temperatures forecast from mid-morning tomorrow. Teachers will provide learning for timetabled lessons through MCAS and will be contactable through email until 12 noon.”
The school has said that it will re-open on Wednesday as the temperatures are forecasted to drop and they plan to return to full uniform. The rewards trip set for Wednesday is also set to go ahead as planned.
Students who are entitled to a free school meal and wish to collect should let the school know no later than 8 am on Tuesday morning by completing an online form.