IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM ORDSALL PRIMARY SCHOOL
Following the update by the Prime Minister and the Education Secretary Gavin Williamson today we are confirming that Ordsall Primary School will close its gates on Friday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. The Prime Minister stated that there would be further details to follow regarding which children would be able to attend school and what schools would be expected to do to support particular groups.
Mr Gavin Williamson, Secretary of State for Education, said that the Government will put in place a national voucher system for children who are eligible for Free School Meals. He said: "As soon as possible the Government will put in place a national voucher system for children eligible for Free School Meals"
Asked for more detail Mr Williamson said: "In order to make sure that every child who is eligible for a meal is able to access it, we are moving to issue vouchers to every eligible child from next week" He added that the government has not ruled out making extra payments from DWP to make up for the loss but the first step was a voucher system.
Further information about the closures and the implications of it will follow as we receive it.