HAILSHAM Community College is shut for two weeks due to the Covid outbreak.

Parents and carers have received a letter.

Part of it says: “Students in all year groups (including Sixth Form) other than Year 11 will therefore, be asked to access their work on Firefly at home up to and including Thursday 19 November.

“(Friday 20 November is a scheduled Inset day, when the college is closed to all students).

“Year 11 students who have not been asked to self isolate or are not ill should attend as normal, in full college uniform so that they can be supported in their preparation towards their examinations next summer.”

It talks of ‘a growing number of staff who were absent and this unfortunately created a significant staff shortage today, hence my very reluctant decision to close the secondary college site.”