As you know, Newsham Primary School is always used as a polling station for elections. Usually, we can use our conference room for this purpose, to separate the public from our pupils and keep our school open whilst ensuring all safeguarding procedures are in place.
The election on December 12th is a general election and the conference room will not be large enough to accommodate the additional voting booths or the expected increase in the number of voters coming onto the premises. Our school hall will therefore be used as the polling station and school will be have to be closed to pupils on December 12th.
This is an exceptional circumstance and I know you will appreciate early notification of this closure.
I will republish this announcement on Newsham News over the coming weeks and the information will also be published on our school website.
Finally, the dates for Christmas performances have been modified but please be aware that whilst they will all go ahead, we will be working within a shortened week and performances will have to be modified accordingly. Traditional and simple nativities / carol services will be evident across school this year and we appreciate your support and understanding.