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School closed for one day only - Polling Station for EU Referendum

3rd March 2016


Dear Parent/Carer


School Closure


As we are sure you are already aware, the EU referendum is taking place on Thursday 23 June 2016 and the school building will be open to the general public for voting from 7am up to 10pm.  Every year when there is an election taking place in the area, we are asked by the Local authority to accommodate the requirements of the Representation of the People Act, 1983, Chapter 2, Schedule 1, Part III, paragraph 22.  This Act empowers the Returning Officer to make use of any school as a polling station, including academies, voluntary aided schools and local authority nursery schools.


In order to safeguard our pupils we have no choice but to close the infant and junior schools on this day.  We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, but we are sure you will understand that the reason for this closure is beyond our control.


Yours sincerely

Miss L Thelwell                                              Mrs Z Wilkinson

Infant School Headteacher                             Junior School Headteacher