School Closure Information


School Closure

Due to the coronavirus, all UK schools have now closed. Harry Gosling closed at 3:30pm on Friday 20th March until further notice. Arrangements have been made so that children can access learning at home. Please see our Home Learning 2 letter for more information. 

Individual year group pages can be found under the 'pupils' tab. This is where children can find their learning set by their class teachers. This learning will be updated every Monday between 8:30 - 9:30am. Children also have access to a blog as part of the Purplemash website. On the blog, children can ask their teachers questions or share examples of their learning. All blog posts are approved by a teacher before they show on the website. All children have been given a Purplemash log in. 

Advice for Parents

We understand that helping your children with their home learning or talking to your children about the Coronavirus might be a daunting prospect! Please click see our 'Home Learning Guidance for Parents' page for some additional guidance. This page is currently being updated so check back soon. 

Free School Meals (FSM)

Arrangements are being made for families who are entitled to free school meals and will be contacted by us soon.

Please be aware that there have been scam emails sent to families about FSM. These scam emails have been asking for people to provide their bank details so they can be supported. This email is a hoax. We will not be asking for you to provide any bank or personal details from you. 

Information from school

Coronavirus letter - 28.2.20

Coronavirus letter - 12.3.20

Coronavirus letter - Potential School Closures - 16.3.20

Coronavirus letter - School updates - 17.3.20

Coronavirus letter - Home Learning 1 - 18.3.20

Coronavirus letter - Home Learning 2 - 19.3.20

Coronavirus letter - Key worker information - 21.3.20

School Closure - Update from Jennie and Emma - 27.3.20

Government Advice

Government advice is constantly changing. Please check these websites for the latest guidance.

NHS guidance on Coronavirus

Latest government advice from

Latest stay at home advice

The Public Health England Coronavirus blog


Government guidance says that the best way to prevent the spread of the virus is through good hygiene. We encourage families and children to take the following steps:

  • Washing hands regularly is the most important thing you can do! Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds. If soap is not available, use hand sanitiser. 
  • Keep your hands away from your face.
  • Cough or sneeze into a tissue. If a tissue is not available, use the crook of your elbow. 
  • Throw tissues into the bin.