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Coronavirus school closures

This page is being continuously monitored for school closures relating to coronavirus (COVID-19).

Please note, we rely on schools to notify us about closures.

Last checked and updated - 7 April 2020, 5.00pm

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Closing  a school or college is a complicated decision that affects students, staff and families. Our schools and colleges have a duty of care towards pupils and staff and mu​st ensure they provide students with a safe and stable place to learn.
 
Individual schools will make decisions to close based on the:
  • safety and wellbeing of students and staff
  • number of teachers who are able to safely travel to school to determine if they have adequate number of teachers to take classes
  • severity of the coronavirus which impacts on whether the school grounds are safe for students, teachers and visitors
All parents and carers are notified by text messaging or email and some schools will also promote closures via social media and local radio stations. Schools and colleges will try to give parents as much notice as possible regarding closures.

Nursery schools

School Status Notes
Chapel Street Nursery School Closed
Chapel Street Nursery School will be closed from the 27 March until 17 April 2020.
Gill Blowers Nursery - Leabank No notified closure
 
Gill Blowers Nursery - Mossdale Site No notified closure
 
Grasmere Nursery School Closed Grasmere Nursery School will be closed tomorrow (Tuesday 7 April 2020) as we have no demand for key worker care. We will re-open on Wednesday 8 April 2020.
Hart Hill Nursery School Partially closed The opening of Hart Hill Nursery School will be reviewed on Monday 6 April.

 

Pastures Way Nursery School Closed

From Monday 6 April to Friday 17 April inclusive.​

Rothesay Nursery School No notified closure

 

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Infant schools

School Status Notes
Crawley Green Infant School Partially closed Only open for key workers' children, children with an EHCP and children with social workers.
The Ferrars Academy Partially closed Closed from Monday 23 March 2020.

Except vulnerable children and keyworkers children.

Foxdell Infant School No notified closure
Hillborough Infant and Nursery School Closed Closed from Monday 6 April to Friday 17 April.
Families and external professionals can contact the Head Teacher by telephone 07538154457 or email contact@hillborough.infantluton.co.uk
Someries Infant School Closed Families and external professionals can contact the Head Teacher by telephoning 07535 162966 or emailingcontact@someries.infantluton.co.uk.
Warden Hill Infant School Partially closed
We are only open for children of critical key workers and vulnerable children.​
Whipperley Infant Academy Closed Closed from Monday 6 April to Monday 20 April as there is no demand for placements. However, if you now need a place, please contact 07496 741751.​

 

William Austin Infant School Closed

William Austin Infant School is closed for the Easter holidays, including the bank holidays as there is currently no demand for Easter provision. This is from Monday 6 April  to Tuesday 21 April 2020.


If you are a critical key worker or have a vulnerable child and your circumstances change and you now need a place, call the emergency contact number 07788454940. We will make arrangements for your child, but please give us 24 hours’ notice.


If you need child care provision on Good Friday or Easter Monday this is available at Riverbank Primary School. To book a place please call 07506 039537 or email david.sansom@riverbankprimary.org before 2pm on the day before the required place.​

 

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Junior schools

School Status Notes
Farley Junior School Closed Closed from Monday 23 March 2020.

All vulnerable children and children of key worker will be accessing provision at Whipperley Infant Academy.

If parents have any queries or concerns please phone 01582 725868 or 07496 741751.

Ferrars Junior School No notified closure
Foxdell Junior School No notified closure
Hillborough Junior School Closed Closed from Monday 6 April to Friday 17 April due to no demand for Easter provision. 

If your circumstances change and you now need a place, contact admin@hillborough.juniorluton.co.uk 48 hours before and we will either open or make alternative arrangements.​
Someries Junior School Closed We are closed from 25 March.

We will place any critical worker children or vulnerable children who require education provision with a partner school.

Warden Hill Junior School No notified closure
 
No notified closure

 

William Austin Junior School Closed

William Austin Junior School is closed for the Easter holidays, including bank holidays as there is currently no demand, (from Monday 6 April 2020)


If you are a critical key worker or have a vulnerable child, and you now need a place, contact the school office on 01582 572100 and we will make arrangements for your child giving at least 24 hours’ notice.


Child care provision for the bank holidays, Friday 10 April and Monday 13 April is at River Bank Primary School. To book a place please call either 07506 039537 or email david.sansom@riverbankprimary.org no later than 2pm on the day before the place is required.

 

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Primary schools

School Status Notes
Beechwood Primary School Partially closed Beechwood remains closed to most pupils until further notice. School is open for the following pupils:
  • children of key workers
  • vulnerable pupils
  • children with education, health and care plans (EHCPs)
Beech Hill Primary School No notified closure
Bramingham Primary School No notified closure

 

Bushmead Primary School Partially closed Bushmead is closed with the exception of critical key workers and vulnerable children
Chantry Primary Academy Partially closed Open to key worker children with paid childcare from 8am to 5.30pm and vulnerable children to attend from 8.45am (finish times vary per child).
Dallow Primary School Closed See Chiltern Academy for more information.
Denbigh Primary School Partially closed Closed with the exception of critical key workers and vulnerable children.
 

Places for key worker children available during the Easter holidays(including bank holidays)

Requests for places must be received by 5pm the previous day. Contact 07880 775944 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm).

Downside Primary School Closed Downside Primary School is now closed on Tuesday 7 April 2020 as no key worker children need the school open.

Week begining 13 April, open Tuesday to Friday for key workers.

Week begining 20 April, open Monday to Friday for key workers.​
Icknield Primary School Closed Icknield Primary is fully closed as no pupils are using the childcare provision. 

Icknield Primary is closed for the next three days whilst we discuss supporting a family who may need the provision.​
Lady Zia Wernher Closed
Leagrave Primary School Partially closed Closed with effect from Monday 23 March 2020 until further notice.

We will be providing childcare for our most vulnerable pupils and those whose parents are key workers.

Pupils will receive school work via email.

Maidenhall Primary School Partially closed
If you are a critical key worker and require a place, please call the emergency number below and give us at least 24 hours notice of your request. 

Please try to call between 9am and 3pm. The number is: 07495746483​.
Norton Road Primary School Closed Currently we have no parents sending their children to the school.

There are several cases of highly likely COVID-19 illness amongst the school staff and pupils.

Parklea Primary Partially closed Only open for key worker children / VC children and EHCP Children.
Pirton Hill Primary School No notified closure
Putteridge Primary School No notified closure
Ramridge Primary School No notified closure
Richmond Hill School Closed
Closed from 20 March until 21 April.
River Bank Primary School Partially closed River Bank School is open only to children of key workers, children with EHCPs and children with social workers.

Places for these children are available in term time and throughout the Easter holidays but places must be booked.

This can be done by calling 07506 039537 or by emailing david.sansom@riverbankprimary.org no later than 2pm on the day before the place is required.

Sacred Heart Primary School No notified closure
Southfield Primary School Closed

From Monday 30 March, Southfield Primary School will be closed to staff and students.

Chantry Primary Academy
From Monday 30 March, Chantry will accept vulnerable children from Southfield or where parents are key workers who require childcare support.
Parents should call 01582 706500 during the time of this closure.

Closed
Closed due to no families requiring a place.

School re-opens on Monday 20 April 2020 for critical worker children and vulnerable children.

Please contact 01582 611035 or schooloffice@stopsley.primaryluton.co.uk for an emergency during the time of closure.

St. Josephs Catholic Primary School Closed
St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School is closed from Tuesday 7 April as there is currently no demand for childcare provision. The school will reopen on Tuesday 14 April. Families who are eligible have already been contacted to secure places.​

If you're a critical key worker or have a vulnerable child and your circumstances change and you now need a place, please email admin@stjosephs.primaryluton.co.uk. We will make arrangements for your child, but please give us 24 hours’ notice.​

If you require childcare provision on Good Friday or Easter Monday this is available at Riverbank Primary School. To book a place, please call 07506 039537 or email david.sansom@riverbankprimary.org no later than 2pm on the day before the place is required.​
St. Margaret of Scotland Catholic Primary 
 
Open Please use the emergency help phone number 07738 857667 or the help@stmargarets.luton.sch.uk to contact the headteacher.
St. Martin de Porres Primary School Partially closed

Closed for all except children of critical workers and vulnerable children.

St Matthew’s Primary School Partially closed​
Closed with the exception of critical key workers, vulnerable children and EHCPs.

Places for key worker children and vulnerable children available during Easter holidays 8.45am to 3.25pm (except for bank holidays).

Bank Holiday provision at River Bank Primary School.

Requests for bank holiday places must be received by 5pm the previous day. 

Contact 07880 775944
No notified closure

 

  No notified closure
 
The Linden Academy Closed A skeleton provision will run at The Vale academy.

Application process for places has closed.

No notified closure
 
 
No notified closure
 
Partially closed
Open to key worker children with paid childcare from 8am til 5.30pm and vulnerable children to attend from 8.45am (finish times vary per child).

Wigmore Primary School 

No notified closure
 


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High schools

School Status Notes
Avenue Centre for Education 

No notified closure

Ashcroft High School Closed
Stockwood Park Academy Closed The Vale Academy
From Monday 30 March, we will continue to support students of key workers who have been offered child care support.
Only children who have been issued with a childcare place.
We are able to offer this care from 8.45am until 3pm daily.
Parents should call 01582 211150 if you need to contact any of the Academies within the Shared Learning Trust
Chalk Hills Academy Closed From Monday 30 March until Friday 3 April 2020 the Chalk Hills Academy site will be closed to staff and students.

 

The Vale Academy
From Monday 30 March, we will continue to support students of key workers who have been offered child care support.
Only children who have been issued with a childcare place.
We are able to offer this care from 8.45am until 3pm daily.
Parents should call 01582 211150 if you need to contact any of the Academies within the Shared Learning Trust.

Cardinal Newman Catholic School Closed We will open if children of keyworkers need spaces​.
Challney High School for Boys Closed See Chiltern Academy for more information.
Challney High School for Girls Closed See Chiltern Academy for more information.
​Chiltern Academy

​Partially closed ​Chiltern Academy is open for Chiltern Academy pupils of key workers, EHCP and vulnerable and those pupils that also meet that criteria from Challney Boys, Challney Girls, Dallow, Denbigh and Putteridge.
Denbigh High School Closed Denbigh High School will close fully due to complete absence of pupils from Wednesday, 25 March 2020 until further notice.

See Chiltern Academy for more information.

Icknield High School No notified closure
Lealands High School  No notified closure  
 

Closed

Pupils are being directed to Chiltern Academy from Monday 30 March 2020.

For more information, please see the Childcare Provision new webpage.

Putteridge High School  Closed See Chiltern Academy for more information.
Stopsley High School  Partially closed Only open for those children of keyworkers who have registered with us.
Woodlands Secondary School  Closed Closed from Friday 20 March 2020.

 

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Colleges

Centre Status Notes
Barnfield College Closed Both campuses closed from Tuesday 24 March (New Bedford Road and Enterprise Way)

Students being supported to study online

Vulnerable students are being supported

All staff are working remotely from home

For more information, please visit Barnfield College website.

Luton Sixth Form College Closed Closed to all students from Friday 20 March until further notice.

Skeleton staffing and limited opening for essential working from Monday 23 March 2020.

Subject to daily reviews.

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Childrens centres

Centre Status Notes
Flying Start Central Children’s Centre Temporarily suspended

Flying Start Children’s Centre groups for parents and children will be temporarily suspended from Monday 23 March 2020 until further notice.

If you require advice or support please ring 01582 546931 or visit our websites: Flying Start Luton or Luton Council websites.

Flying Start North Children’s Centre Temporarily suspended

Flying Start Children’s Centre groups for parents and children will be temporarily suspended from Monday 23 March 2020 until further notice.

If you require advice or support please ring 01582 546925 or visit our websites: Flying Start Luton or Luton Council websites.

Flying Start South Children’s Centre Temporarily suspended

Flying Start Children’s Centre groups for parents and children will be temporarily suspended from Monday 23 March 2020 until further notice.

If you require advice or support please ring 01582 546929 or visit our websites: Flying Start Luton or Luton Council websites.

Flying Start West Children’s Centre Temporarily suspended

Flying Start Children’s Centre groups for parents and children will be temporarily suspended from Monday 23 March 2020 until further notice.

If you require advice or support please ring 01582 546932 or visit our websites: Flying Start Luton or Luton Council websites.

 

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PVIs (private, voluntary and independent settings)

All contact details are available on the Luton Directory website. Many of our childminders are still open, please contact them directly for further information.

Centre Status Notes
Acorn Day Nursery Closed temporarily
Applecroft Pre-School Closed until further notice
Ashcroft & Ramridge Community Nursery Closed until further notice
Barnfield Nursery Closed until further notice
Bizzie Bees Nursery Closed until further notice
Bright Horizons Bramingham Day Nursery and Preschool Closed until further notice
Bright Stars Pre-School Closed until further notice
Bushmead Pre-School Closed until further notice
Chantry’s Busy Kids Childcare Closed until further notice
Chaul End Children's Nursery Open
Clever Munchkins Nursery Open
Crawley Green & Wenlock Pre-School Closed until further notice
Dallow Stars Closed until further notice
Denbigh Pre School Open
Downside Children's Pre-School Closed until further notice
Eaton Green Pre-School Closed until further notice
Farley Bears Nursery Closed until further notice
First Steps Pre-School Closed until further notice
Foxcubs Nursery Closed until further notice
Fun To Learn Nursery & Pre-School Closed until further notice
Greenside Community Nursery Open
Hightown Pre School Open
Home2home Nursery Open
Home2home Luton Closed until further notice
Jigsaw Pre-School Closed until further notice
Kiddies Kingdom Closed until further notice
Kiddies Kingdom Closed until further notice
Kinder City Open
Learning Corner Nursery Closed temporarily
Learning Ladder Pre School Closed until further notice
Learning Land Pre-School Closed temporarily
Learning Stars Nursery Closed until further notice
Leo Cubs Nursery Ltd Closed temporarily
Lewsey Nursery Closed until further notice
Little Companions Closed until further notice
Little Gems Pre-School Closed until further notice
Little Owls Pre-School Limited opening hours
Little Peoples at Whitefield Closed until further notice
Little Peoples Nursery Closed until further notice
Little Stars Pre-School Closed until further notice
Little Steps Big Steps Nursery Closed until further notice
Maidenhall Community Pre-School Temporarily closed
Marsh Bears Nursery Closed until further notice
Masiyanday Daycare Ltd Closed until further notice
Mehria Wonderland Nursery Closed until further notice
Mini Stars Childcare LTD Closed until further notice
Oak Tree Kindergarten Ltd (Ashcroft Road) Closed until further notice
Oak Tree Kindergarten Ltd (Lansdowne Road) Closed until further notice
Park Town Pre School Closed until further notice
Pebbles Pre-School Closed until further notice
Poppies Nursery Open
Prospect House Day Nursery Closed until further notice
Putteridge Community Nursery Closed until further notice
Rise and Shine Day Nursery Closed until further notice
Round Green Pre-School Closed until further notice
Seabrook Day Nursery Open
St Pauls Pre-School Closed until further notice
St. John's Pre-School Closed until further notice
Strong Tower Nursery (Mount Pleasant) Closed until further notice
Strong Tower Nursery (Leagrave) Closed until further notice
Sundon Park Bizzie Bees Closed until further notice
Sundon Stars Pre-School Closed until further notice
Sunnyside Nursery Closed until further notice
Teeny Days Nursery Closed until further notice
The Mall Nursery and Crèche Open on Request
Tiny Cubs Nursery Closed until further notice
Training Depot Day Nursery Open
Treetop Nursery Closed until further notice
Whipperley Nursery Closed until further notice
Wigmore Church and Community Under Fives Pre School Closed until further notice
Wonderland Daycare Nursery Closed until further notice
Woodland Nursery Closed temporarily

 

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