School’s IN for the summer! £16,000-a-year private school will run its lost coronavirus term in July when pupils are usually on holiday
- Abbey College in Worcester, will forgo summer holiday to make up for lost time
- Students at the school will be back the classroom for the third term from July 5
- Parents and students are said to have shown ‘enthusiasm’ towards the idea
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A £16,000 a year private school has announced that it will forgo summer holiday this year to run its lost Coronavirus term through the summer months.
The Abbey College at Malvern, Worcester, plans to re-open its doors on the 5th July 2020 to replace the entire Third Term and ensure pupils don’t miss out on a minute of classroom time.
A spokesman for the school said: ‘All teaching will be done exactly as if there was no pandemic – just 11 weeks later.
The Abbey College at Malvern, Worcester, plans to re-open its doors on the 5th July 2020 to replace the entire Third Term lost to the pandemic
‘The existing Parents and Students have shown tremendous enthusiasm for this initiative in beating the virus and making sure the Children’s education is unaffected, and no additional fees payable.’
Principal Malcom Wood said that online teaching cannot replace face to face
The school has also offered 30 places, worth £500,000 in fees, free to children of parents who work in the NHS to attend while they work.
Abbey College said: ‘To assist NHS staff, The College is also offering up to 30 free place in its day school to NHS staff working in local NHS facilities so their Children can catch up with lost education (and Summer School fun and activities) and hard working Parents can get back to some normality without worrying about children at home during the Summer.
‘The College is also offering a further 30 tuition free places to NHS staff wishing to have full-boarding places for the new term starting September 2020 (only boarding fees payable by parents taking up this extended offer).’
Students at the school are said to be ‘enthusiastic’ about working through the summer (file photo)
‘Whilst on-line Teaching is certainly better than no Teaching it can never replace face to face class room education,’ said Principal Malcom Wood.
‘The ‘NHS Students’ will also have a unique opportunity of mixing in their free time with our Summer School Students from all around the world who are booking places subject to there being flights and no Government restrictions by the 5th July 2020.’