Louth Academy: Partial closure due to staff shortages

Louth Academy will be closed to Year 7 and 8 students for the next two days (March 19-20) following staff shortages caused by the coronavirus situation.

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Martin Brown, Principal of the Academy, said in a letter to parents today: “It is with regret that I have had to take the decision to close the Academy for Years 7 and 8 on Thursday March 19 and Friday March 20 due to the ongoing situation with the Coronavirus outbreak.

“This decision has not been taken lightly, but unfortunately the number of teaching staff now absent from the Academy means that I am unable to cover all classes appropriately.

“Closing the Academy for Years 7 and 8 means that Louth Academy Lower Campus will be closed and can be deep cleaned as an additional precaution.

“The Louth Academy Upper Site will be open as normal for Years 9,10, and 11.

“Work for students will be available on our FROG platform. All students have been shown how to access this platform with their normal username and password.

“Updates regarding next week will be given via our app, MyEd, and posted on our website.

“Thank you for your support at this difficult and challenging time.”

The situation is the same at Tollbar Academy, in New Waltham, which will also close to Years 7 and 8 for the next two days.

David Hampson, Chief Executive of Tollbar Multi Academy Trust, added: “We will have to review the situation again tomorrow with regard to Tollbar and Louth Academies.

“We have already notified all of our parents via the Parents App and there are letters on our website.

“All of our other Academies - Cleethorpes, Somercotes, Reynolds, Pilgrim and Theddlethorpe - remain open as usual.”