Urgent Announcement

18 March 2020

Dear Parents / Carers,

The Prime Minister has just announced that all schools must close at the end of the day on Friday 20 March 2020, to all but groups identified by the government.  At the moment, I have not received any further information, other than what was in the press conference.

Once I have receive more information I will be in touch.

I very much understand that this is a difficult and worrying time, especially our Year 11 students and parents who have just learnt that examinations will not be taking place in May and June. The government have stated that they will communicate a plan and I will communicate this to you when I have more information.

In the meantime, I have taken the decision to cancel tomorrow’s planned examination for “Designing the Built Environment”.

I appreciate that this is a confusing time and we will work closely with you to ensure you are fully aware of the situation for The Deanes students, parents and our wider community.

I wish you and your families very best wishes,




Desi McKeown