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COVID-19 update

Tuesday, 24 March 2020

City of London School is a caring and kind community made up of exceptional pupils, parents, staff and Old Citizens. We are proud of how the whole school community is coming together during this difficult and unprecedented time.

We have now moved to a remote teaching model. This allows us to continue our educational provision as pupils access their day-to-day lessons online from home.

We are all learning new routines that will make working remotely a success: pupils and teachers are following their normal timetable for the school day to provide some sense of continuity. Some pupils have received yoga classes in lieu of PE, and they will soon attend virtual assemblies with their year groups. Older boys have received a wide-ranging list of things to supplement their lessons and to fill their time at home. Teachers and pupils alike are all learning (and learning from each other) to think beyond the established physical boundaries of the classroom as we enter a period of sustained uncertainty.

Pastoral care continues to be at the heart of everything we do and during this period of remote learning, it becomes more important than ever for us all. We aim to retain, as far as possible, pastoral provision in order to ensure that pupils’ wellbeing and safety are maintained. This is especially true for – but certainly not limited to – those pupils who were expecting to sit their public examinations this summer.

We are very mindful of our responsibility to wider society, and to that end, the library remains open for the sons of key frontline staff, whose professional responsibilities prevent them from providing supervision at home.

This is an unprecedented situation for us all of us: we will do all that we can to make the path forward as smooth as possible for our whole community and we are so thankful for everyone pulling together. It really does reflect the School’s vision to always be kind, aware and ready.

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