Hastings primary school closes to all year groups due to Covid-19

A Hastings primary school has closed to all year groups after a confirmed cases of Covid-19.

The Baird Primary Academy, in Parker Road, Hastings, is now shut to everyone except children of critical workers and vulnerable students.

The closure was announced on Thursday morning (December 10) and will see pupils at home until the start of the next term in the new year.

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The University of Brighton Academies Trust, which runs the academy, said: “It is with regret that we have recorded a confirmed case within our academy community. We have taken the difficult decision to close the Academy to all year groups with immediate effect.


“We will remain open to children of critical workers and vulnerable children.

“The decision to close is due to further staff members now being required to self-isolate. Which means we are unable to maintain the appropriate level of staffing needed to operate the Academy safely at full capacity.

“We will now move our learning online to support our students during this closure and look forward to welcoming back our pupils in the New Year.

“We want to take this opportunity to thank all our families for their continued support and understanding during these challenging times.”