Coronavirus COVID-19: Latest updates

Many council services are reduced or disrupted. Check our coronavirus page for the most up-to-date information. Read the latest and sign up for updates.

School closures

The government has announced the closure of schools and colleges , except for vulnerable children and those whose parents are considered key workers. The government has now produced a list detailing who falls into these categories.

Schools, colleges and childcare settings remain   safe places for children. The reduced number of children traveling to school, and the reduced numbers in educational settings, will help lower the risk of the virus spreading and infecting vulnerable individuals in wider society. 

We’re continuing to work with schools and partners to ensure childcare is provided for the individuals the government has identified as key workers, such as doctors, nurses, some teachers and social workers and workers involved in food production.  

Children who are entitled to free school meals, including those who are staying at home presently, will continue to have access to their meals. Individual schools are making contact with the parents of children who receive this provision. Please contact your child’s school for further information.

Schools remaining open over the Easter fortnight

Please see below for a list of schools staying open for critical workers’ children over the Easter fortnight.

  • Alexander McLeod Primary School          
  • Bannockburn Primary   
  • Bishop John Robinson CofE Primary School         
  • Boxgrove Primary School             
  • Brooklands        
  • Charlton Manor               
  • Charlton Park Academy
  • Christ Church SH              
  • Deansfield         
  • De Lucy Primary School
  • Discovery Primary School            
  • Eglinton Primary School
  • Eltham Church of England Primary School            
  • Fossdene Primary School            
  • Gallions Mount Primary               
  • Gordon               
  • Greenacres Primary School        
  • Greenslade Primary School        
  • Haimo Primary School   
  • Halstow Primary School
  • Hawksmoor School        
  • Henwick Primary School               
  • Heronsgate Primary School        
  • Invicta Primary 
  • James Wolfe Primary School with centre for deaf children           
  • Kidbrooke Park Primary School 
  • Koinonia Federation: St Mary Magdalene Woolwich and Peninsula
  • Linton Mead     
  • Meridian Primary            
  • Middle Park Primary School        
  • Morden Mount Primary School
  • Mulgrave            
  • Newhaven School          
  • Plumcroft Primary School            
  • Plumstead Manor           
  • Rachel McMillan Nursery School and Children's Centre.
  • Sherington Primary        
  • South Rise          
  • St Margaret Clitherow Primary School   
  • St Margaret's CE Primary             
  • St Mary's Catholic Primary School            
  • St Thomas a Becket RC Primary / joint provision with St Margaret Clitherow RC Primary School   
  • St Patrick's         
  • St. Paul's Academy         
  • St Thomas More Primary             
  • Willow Dene     
  • Windrush Primary School Charlton          
  • Wingfield            
  • Woodhill Primary            
  • Woolwich Polytechnic School    
  • Woolwich Polytechnic School for Girls   
  • Wyborne Primary School

SEND Outreach Services

The SEND Outreach base at Newhaven School, Eltham Palace Road, SE9 5LX is currently closed. This includes these SEND Outreach Services:

  • ASD Outreach
  • STEPS Team
  • Early Years Inclusion Team
  • Sensory Team

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