St Luke’s, and other schools will be remaining closed until further notice to most children following the government announcement on 18th March 2020. The children of Key Workers will be able to attend school so that their parents and carers can continue to provide vital support during the COVID-19 Coronavirus national crisis.
As a country, we all need to do what we can to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Most recent scientific advice on how to further limit the spread of COVID-19 is clear. If children can stay safely at home, they should, to limit the chance of the virus spreading.
That is why the government has asked parents to keep their children at home, wherever possible, and asked schools to remain open only for those children who absolutely need to attend.
Parents whose work is critical to the COVID-19 response include those who work in health and social care and in other key sectors outlined below. Many parents working in these sectors may be able to ensure their child is kept at home. And every child who can be safely cared for at home should be.
We need to find out how many children we will need to prepare for. Please contact the school office to register yourself as a key worker and indicate that you require a school place for your child/children. If both parents are key workers only one parent needs to make contact with the school office.
Many thanks for your continued support,
Head of School
For more information on Key Workers and access to an educational space please visit:
Definition of Key Workers:
A Key worker is identified as below for children in our school.
Teachers, Teaching Assistants and Early Years Practitioners
Social Care (Adult and Children) and Family Support Staff (Early Help)
Police staff including those responsible for Probation services
Prison staff or those essential to the running of the justice system
Fire Brigade staff
Food Services Workers
School Catering staff
Identified Local Authority Staff (holders of Islington ID Badges and a letter from the Chief Executive )
Other key public services. This includes religious staff, charities and workers delivering key frontline services, those responsible for the management of the deceased, and journalists and broadcasters who are providing public service broadcasting.
National security including Ministry of Defence civilians, contractor and armed forces personnel (those critical to the delivery of key defence and national security outputs and essential to the response to the COVID-19 pandemic), National Crime Agency staff, those maintaining border security and other national security roles, including those overseas.