School Closures 24th March 2020

Following the Prime Minister’s and First Minister’s broadcasts on Monday night, it is very clear that it is even more essential that we minimise the numbers of pupils and staff coming into schools to help reduce the social contact across the country in an attempt to slow down the spread of COVID-19.

Our procedures for supporting Key Workers began on Monday 23rd March.  However with the very small numbers involved, both in St Luke’s High school and across the authority, it has now been decided by the local authority to close all secondary schools with effect from Tuesday 24th March at 3pm.

The arrangements to support  Key Workers will still be in place but any St Luke’s High school pupils will from Wednesday be accommodated in Carlibar Primary as the Hub School for all pupils meeting the criteria.

We will follow strictly the guidelines that this offer is only open when both parents fall into the categories identified by the Scottish Government and only during periods when they are both at work.

Only the pupils identified as meeting the criteria should attend school and even in that case, only as a last resort.

Many of you have already made alternative arrangements and we appreciate your support with this.  If this is not possible, and you do meet the criteria and still require to send your child, please contact the school directly on so we can plan to have staff present at Carlibar to cover from Wednesday .

If anyone’s requirements change over the next week until the Easter holidays begin, please contact the school directly on school email.

Staff continue to provide learning resources via Google Classroom and faculty websites on a daily basis.  Any pupils who have forgotten their password should alert us through school mail and this can be reset for them.   We would like to thank you for your ongoing support and messages throughout this very difficult time.