Storm damage update

24 Feb 2022

Dear Parents and Carers of Longbridge Road,

We have been in lengthy conversation with our building contractors and are working to having the Longbridge Road site fully open from Thursday 3rd March. In order to ensure it is safe for staff and pupils all of the remaining chimneys and roof are being checked and the two chimneys that were blown off are being replaced. Whilst there have been no further incidents I am sure you agree that Health and Safety is paramount and that we cannot allow pupils into the building until we have been assured that it is safe. These plans of course are weather dependent and strong winds will mean that the cranes needed cannot operate.

Our plans for next week are to have Year 10 and Year 11 pupils in school on Monday 28th and Tuesday 1st. All other year groups at Longbridge Road will have remote learning as they have had this week. I apologise for the fact that we have not been able to open the school fully this week.

I would like to publicly thank the teachers and site staff who have gone above and beyond over this period. They have exemplified the Barking Abbey spirit over the past week.

Kind Regards

Tony Roe