Statement on School Closure on Thursday 17th December

Good evening,

Yesterday, the DFE provided updated guidance for Schools and Education Providers regarding end of term arrangements.

The DFE has recommended that ‘where possible’, Education Providers were to consider closing for pupils on Thursday 17th December. It is proposed that Friday 18th December is to be taken as an additional INSET day for all staff to work from home.

It is advised that this will support with Public Health and the management of Contact Tracing and will provide Headteacher’s with a Christmas break start date of the 24th December. This will leave school leaders with a potential 6 day period, to support the NHS in the management of this pandemic.

For any further information required, please access the following website: GOV.UK / Department for Education / End of term planning

Following consultation with Professional Associations, Directors, Local Governors and Headteacher’s, it was unanimously agreed that the St Teresa of

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Advent Carol Service

Virtual Advent Carol Service

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The St Teresa of Calcutta Multi -Academy Catholic Company, would like to invite you to view and to enjoy our ‘Virtual Advent Carol Service’ on Thursday 17th December from 1.30pm – 2.15pm.

To view this Service, please access the Academy Website on

You will see a banner on the front page entitled ‘Join us for our Advent Carol Service’ and will be encouraged to ‘Click here’ which will then direct you to the Service.

There is a range of vocal and instrumental performances from pupils and staff at Holy Souls Catholic Primary School, Archbishop Ilsley Catholic Secondary School and Sixth Form and Holy Trinity Catholic School.

Please sing along from the safety and comfort of your own homes and we aim for this Service to bring joy to our communities.

We hope that this year, our Academy will

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