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Acland Burghley

Acland Burghley

Update on incident on school site

Update on incident on school site

Dear Parents and Carers

Further to the earlier message on the school website, I would like to thank all the students and staff for their response during an incident this morning. Police visited the site in pursuit of a person suspected of a burglary which had taken place this morning in the vicinity of the school.

The safety of all students, staff and visitors on site is always our foremost consideration, and so we put into place our evacuation procedures (assembly on the AstroTurf) to ensure that students were not at risk from an unknown visitor.

Once it was confirmed by the police that the site was safe, we put into place flexible arrangements to ensure that lessons, after school activities and lunch were all able to go ahead almost as normal.

I am extremely grateful to all staff who reassured the children, supported with lunchtime, and ensured that good learning took place this afternoon. The children’s behaviour under the circumstances was exemplary.    

With best wishes

Nicholas John
Headteacher