Chris Stacey

The UK Government has announced a month-long nationwide lockdown from Thursday 5 November to Wednesday 2 December to curb the spread of COVID-19. 

The new lockdown rules do not affect schools, colleges, and universities. CATS Colleges Group Schools in the UK will remain open. The UK Government stresses: "It remains very important for children and young people to attend [school], to support their wellbeing and education. Senior clinicians still advise that school is the best place for children to be."

The Prime Minister has been clear that exams will go ahead next summer, therefore it’s important students continue with their studies and teachers can prepare them for their exams. 

However, the lockdown does mean that people have been told to stay at home except for education, work (if it can't be done from home), exercise and recreation, medical reasons, shopping for food and other essentials, or to care for others. All restaurants, cafes, leisure facilities and non-essential shops will close.

All our schools, colleges and centres will continue to maintain the same high levels of education and care for all our students. The health and wellbeing of our school communities remain our utmost importance. We will strictly enforce the rules of the lockdown to ensure all stay safe. 

For further information please read our latest announcement, here or visit the COVID-19 pages for each of our schools (links can be found at the bottom of this page.)

If you have any questions, please get in touch with our Student Services teams.

Best wishes,

Chris Stacey,