The closure of schools is to prevent the spread of the virus. The core principle is 'if at all possible' children should remain home. By children remaining at home wherever possible, this will reduce the risk and rate of transmission, meaning we as a school and a society can return to normal ways of operating as soon as possible.
If parents are one of the government's defined key workers or if children are particularly vulnerable then school will provide child care. This will be a place for children to complete the online work provided to all children.