28th January, 2021

February Half-term Holiday and Trust Inset Day

Dear Parents and Carers

I hope that you and your families are all well.

I am writing to inform you that, in line with Government guidance released on Tuesday 26 January 2021, all of our schools will be closed to all pupils for the February half-term week (Monday 15 to Friday 19 February inclusive).

Our staff, like so many critical workers, have worked incredibly hard during the pandemic and, in particular, during the current lockdown, when they have been supporting children at home and in school.  The half-term break is vital in supporting the well-being of all those who work in our schools.

We also have a whole Trust Inset day on Monday 8th February. All Trust schools will be closed to all pupils on this day, as per any normal Inset day. This day is vital for the development of our staff and is an event we have been planning for since before the emergence of Coronavirus.

I do hope that you understand that the Inset day and half-term break are extremely important and will help our staff to continue to provide an outstanding Catholic education for all in our community.

Finally, I would like to thank you all for your great support for our schools. We continue to pray every day for everyone in our community and especially for those who have lost loved ones or who have been ill with the virus.

Yours sincerely

James McGeachie
CEO Our Lady of Lourdes CMAT

Matt Shenton
Headteacher