Headteachers Letter to Parents

Headteacher – Mrs D Spruce Latimer Gardens, Pinner, Middx, HA5 3RA Telephone No: 0208 868 2468 Fax No: 0208 429 1629

E-mail: [email protected] Website: www.pinnerwood.harrow.sch.uk

23 March 2017

Dear Parents/Carers

Today we have had to take the very sad and difficult decision to close the site of Pinner Wood School from the end of the school day. We understand what a tremendous blow this will be for everyone, but we have to put the safety of the children first and follow the recommendations of the Council and industry experts.

Please do come to tonight’s meetings at West Lodge School at 6pm and 8pm to find out more about the decision and arrangements for the future.

We have always prided ourselves that Pinner Wood is a special school. A place of excellence, happiness and caring.

We are all determined the school we know and love will continue and we have the people here who will make that possible. I know we will come together as staff, governors, parents and children to ensure the spirit of Pinner Wood continues.

We are moving fast to secure new settings for our classes in the Summer Term. It is our preference to have the school together on a local site and so we will be working with the governors and the Local Authority to achieve that as soon as possible.

Children are not to come to school tomorrow, Friday 24th March. From Monday 27th March, Year 6 will take a week of classes at Whitefriars School. From Wednesday 19th April years 3, 4 and 5 will join year 6 at Whitefriars School. Reception, year 1 and year 2 will move in to buildings on the Civic Centre site that were previously occupied by Marlborough School. I will give you further details of classes and transport offer as soon as I have them and offer you the opportunity to visit your children there when we are settled.

Our thanks to the Local Authority and Chris Spruce, Head of Whitefriars School for making this possible so quickly.

Going forward we will contact you by parent mail and posting messages on the website. We will do everything we can to keep you fully informed of the emerging picture. Thank you for your support.

Yours sincerely

Mrs D Spruce Headteacher