St. David’s Primary closed Friday 27 March
Published 26 March 2015
Governors at St David’s CIW Primary School have made the decision to close for the last day of term, Friday 27 March, following a sickness bug.
Since Monday a high proportion of staff and pupils have been absent and as per guidance parents were reminded to keep children off for 48 hours.
However as the bug persisted, staff and governors thought it safer to close the school until after the Easter break.
Head Teacher, Mrs Ceri Hoffrock, said: “This week our school has been hit by a particularly virulent sickness virus affecting both staff and pupils. We have monitored the absence which has continued to rise today with at least thirty per cent of our children and staff having succumbed.
“We recognise that attendance in school has an impact on standards, but also stress the Health Protection Agency guidance on infection control for 48 hours absence following any vomiting or diarrhoea.
“We have taken advice from the local authority and health services. Backed by Governors, I have decided that unfortunately the best course of action is to close the school tomorrow.
“We are sorry that this has brought such a sad end to the spring term. As a matter of course the school will undertake a deep clean, and this along with the two week Easter break will mean that no bugs survive.”