19 March 2020

Dear Parents/Carers

Following on from the announcement made by the Department for Education yesterday, we are putting plans in place to support the national effort of keeping schools open to support the children of key workers.

Although there is no specific guidance issued to us yet, the examples of key workers mentioned in the address yesterday were: healthcare workers, emergency service personnel, social care workers and delivery drivers.  In order for us to gauge the volume of Key Workers in our school community, please could you kindly complete this form today or as soon as possible,  if you believe you  fall into the category of a key worker and you require your child to attend school.

Our intention is to provide a safe and supervised environment for all of our students to complete their work. At the same time, we are also looking at any children within our community that we feel might fall into the definition of a vulnerable child, and will be communicating with those individual families directly, to extend the offer of help.

Thank you for your continued support.

Wishing you and your family well.


Justin James

Chief Executive Officer – Lion Academy and Lion Education Trusts