Extreme heat – school closures on Tues 19 July

Due to the extreme temperatures forecast across the country for the next couple of days and the red weather warning for exceptional heat, Shireland Collegiate Academy Trust have taken the decision to close all its schools on Tuesday 19 July.

We opened our schools this morning (Monday 18 July) to allow us to evaluate the impact of the heat on our learning environments. It has become increasing clear during this morning and early afternoon that this is not sustainable. We believe that closing our schools and moving to remote learning for one day is the safest and most sensible action to take considering the exceptionally high temperatures, which look likely to increase tomorrow.

We will switch to a programme of remote learning for all our students, so they do not miss out on vital learning as we move towards the end of term. We expect every student to engage with this.

We remind everyone to ensure that you stay indoors, keep well hydrated and take adequate precautions in the heat.

Further information regarding remote learning will be provided by individual schools.

We thank you for your support and understanding.

We will reopen as normal on Wednesday 20 July, when temperatures are forecast to be much cooler.