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School Closed 22nd November 2023

School Closure

Dear Parents and Carers On Wednesday 22nd November, Longcot and Fernham Primary School will be closed to staff and pupils. On this day, Mrs Rachel Trollen will be laid to rest, and as a mark of respect we will not be open on this day to enable staff to attend her funeral. Rachel taught at our school for over 15 years and was very much part of the family. She left last year when she became unwell but remained close friends with many of our staff and families. Andy, Rachels husband, has asked us to share the details of the service- Wednesday 22nd November 1:15pm at St Andrews Church, Shrivenham, should you wish to attend. Any donations given will be sent to Prospect Hospice, on request of the family. If you would like to attend the funeral, the dress code is ‘something bright’. We appreciate that not all of our families knew Mrs Trollen, and that the closure of the school will have an impact on you with work commitments and a day of lost learning for the children. However, we, and Richard Evans, CEO, feel that this is the right course of action in these circumstances, and hope that you will support this decision.

Best regards,

Clare Silvester and Andy Browne Interim Co-headteachers

Longcot and Fernham Primary School