The National Union of Teachers is holding a strike day next Tuesday, 5th July. As a result of this, for health and safety reasons due to numbers of staff not being in school, we have taken the difficult decision to close school for students in Years 8, 9 and 10 on that day. School will be open as usual for students in Years 7 and 12. I apologise for the inevitable disruption this will cause for parents and carers. We are able to offer supervision for students in Year 8 for whom parents are unable to make alternative arrangements – we will need to know names of any Year 8 students requiring this arrangement by Monday 4th July at 12 noon.