Closure of The Gryphon
It is with heavy hearts that we close the school today, but we appreciate that this is the best and safest approach for everyone at this time. The Gryphon will be closed, but will provide childcare for the children of keyworkers should they not be able to be cared for at home.
Our dedicated staff will be working on a rota-basis to continue to provide this essential service, as well as planning lessons and work for students to complete at home. But as well as lessons, please use this time to relax, learn new skills, care for one another and get outside in the fresh air (away from other people).
To our Year 11 and Year 13 students, we appreciate that the cancellation of exams is particularly disruptive. Please be reassured that we will work with the exams boards to resolve the situation and you will not suffer because of this. We will celebrate your hard work and successes when we return.
The coming months will be challenging for all our students and staff, and we want to remind you in these stressful times to take care of yourselves. Please follow NHS guidelines, practice social distancing and be kind to yourselves and others. We are fortunate to live in such a wonderful community and we know that people will pull together to help each other.
Wishing you good health from everyone at The Gryphon School.