AS SCHOOLS enter their second week back after the Christmas break, a number across the county are partly-closed.

The main reason for the closures includes Covid-19 and sickness leading to staff shortages. 

These are the schools partly-closed this week:

  • ​Bardwell School, Bicester: Year 11 will remain partially closed until Friday 14 due to Covid-19
  • Frank Wise School, Banbury: The 7th FG will be closed on January 12 due to insufficient staffing.
  • Longford Park Primary School, Banbury:The Nursery class (Froebel) will be closed due to staff shortages. The class intends to reopen on Friday 14th January
  • Lydalls Nursery School, Didcot: The school will be partially closed from January 11 to 13 January. The 2 year old base is fully open
  • Middle Barton Primary School, Chipping Norton: The Year 3 class will be closed all week due to staffing levels.
  • Wroxton Church of England Primary School, Banbury: Reception/Year 1 class (The Eagles) will be closed due to staff sickness.The closure will start on Tuesday 11th January and will be reviewed daily with a view to reopen 'no later than Monday 17th January'.

More information about the emergency school closures can be found on Oxfordshire County Council's website.