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Dear students, parents and carers

Unfortunately, Larkmead will remain closed to all students on Tuesday as a result of the continued impact of the flooding. 

Heating, hot water and power remain off in over 30 classrooms and in many other spaces as shared over the weekend. There remains no internet or IT access across the school, and we have very few classrooms/teaching spaces with electricity. 

Remote learning will need to continue for Tuesday at least. Not having access to school resources as well as the impact of flooding and storm damage across Oxfordshire has meant that some teachers have been working from their local library today. This dedication is amazing but cannot be sustained, and we will need to manage the remote learning that can be set mindful of these wider restrictions for teachers and families. We also understand that remote learning creates challenges for families, and appreciate your patience as we work hard to resolve the power and IT issues.

A second round of FSM vouchers should be distributed today, which is the best solution available without the facilities to prepare food in school. 

We will keep parents informed as the situation develops. 

Thank you   

Jonathan Dennett
Headteacher FCCT