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Reading Girls' School

Weekly Newsletter

Principal’s Message - School closure - Friday 12 October

Firstly, I’m sure you will join me in the sentiment that at times like these, thoughts are with those who have been injured and their families. We wish them well.

We learned of the incident and the subsequent road closure at around 6am from Thames Valley Police, who were understandably unsure of exactly when we could gain full access to the school site.  We were in constant communication with the police throughout that hour and decided at approximately 6.45am to close the school for the day. 

The reason for taking the decision at this time was to try to inform as many parents as possible before our pupils left for school.  We used the school website, parentmail, Twitter, Reading buses and local radio to communicate the closure.  I hope that we reached you in time and would like to thank you for your understanding.

As a School Principal, I have always been of the belief that closing a school in any circumstance, is the last resort.  However, given the information available, today’s closure was the best interest of our girls.

Finally, may I take the opportunity to remind you of our scheduled INSET day on Monday 15th October 2018.   We look forward to welcoming our girls back on Tuesday 16th October 2018.


Jon Gargan, Principal

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