COVID - 19 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.

On 28th May, the government announced a gradual re-opening of schools. Harry Gosling opened to year 6 pupils on Wednesday 3rd June.  We will inform parents about the re-opening of additional year groups in due course. 

For government guidance for parents about the wider re-opening of schools, please click here. 

During term time, school will continue to provide childcare for vulnerable children or children whose parents are key workers. Please contact the school office for more information. 


If you or your family need urgent help during the school closure, please see the 'Emergency Contact Details' page. 

For information on Home Learning please see our 'Home Learning Guidance for Parents' page. This includes resources to help you talk to your children about the Coronavirus. 

For information on supporting SEN children at home, please see our 'SEN Resources for Home Learning' page.


Free School Meals (FSM)

Families who are eligible for government Free School Meals, will be receiving e-vouchers. Please check your emails to redeem your vouchers. 

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 ask you to provide any bank details.


Information from school

Parent re-opening leaflet for year 6 - 21.5.20

Re-opening information for parents - 21.5.20

Eid, Half Term and potential school re-opening - 19.5.20

Potential school re-opening - 13.5.20

Possible re-opening of school in June - 12.5.20

Welcome to Summer Term - 20.4.20

End of Spring Term - Update from Jennie and Emma - 3.4.20

School Closure - Update from Jennie and Emma - 27.3.20

Coronavirus letter - Key worker information - 20.3.20

Coronavirus letter - Home Learning 2 - 19.3.20

Coronavirus letter - Home Learning 1 - 18.3.20

Coronavirus letter - School updates - 17.3.20

Coronavirus letter - Potential School Closures - 16.3.20

Coronavirus letter - 12.3.20

Coronavirus letter - 28.2.20

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.