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The Wells Academy

Academy Closure Wednesday 1st March

The Wells Academy will be closed on Wednesday 1st March due to the Teachers Union Strike Action 

Dear Families,

You may be aware from media coverage that the National Education Union have declared further strike action, which will take place on Wednesday 1st March 2023. The strike is happening because of a national dispute between the unions and the government over teachers’ pay, and not because of any issues at our school.

I am sorry to inform you that The Wells Academy will be closed on Wednesday 1st March 2023.

We have not taken this decision lightly. We remain committed to providing a safe and secure environment for our students and feel that we would be unable to provide this with the staff we have available.

To support Year 11 students who have exams this summer, we will open a study space with computer access from 8.30am to 3.20pm. To support the families of Year 7 students, we will open a supervised activity / study space for parents who require this. Confirmation of this will be done on a case-by-case basis. To secure your child’s place in either provision please contact by Monday 27th February at 3pm. Lunch will be available for students who are on site.

All students who are entitled to a free school meal will be sent a voucher in the same way we send them for school holidays.

I am sorry that you will have to make alternative arrangements for your child at short notice. All students will be expected to return to the academy on Thursday 2nd March 2023.

Kind regards

Mr G Coles