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Ifield Community College announces closure for students bringing total to four schools in one day



Ifield Community College has announced that from tomorrow Wed 18th March the school is closed to years 7 and 8.

In a letter to the parents headteacher Rob Corbett says:

“Today has seen an increasing number of teaching and support staff self-isolating with more out tomorrow. I regret we will not be able to operate a full school curriculum tomorrow and we will be closed to year seven and year eight.

We are reviewing arrangements for progress review day on Thursday in the light of a very significant number of mentors being absent and I will contact you later on to share these arrangements.

We are doing all we can in a rapidly changing situation and very much appreciate all the help and understanding you are giving us.”

This now brings the total to four of schools in Crawley that announced closures of certain years from tomorrow.


Elf Day at Crawley College helps raise money for Alzheimer’s society



Staff and students at Crawley College Group joined other colleges across their group including Chichester, Brinsbury, Haywards Heath and Worthing Colleges – as they dressed as elves earlier this month in support of Elf Day, a festive themed fundraising event for Alzheimer’s Society.

The days helped to raise nearly £1,500 for the group’s charity of the year.

Lisa Humphries, Director of Student Services and Pastoral Support for the Chichester College Group, said:

“Everyone out-elved themselves in support of Alzheimer’s Support.

“We were overwhelmed by the support everyone gave us, raising an incredible amount to kick-off our fundraising efforts for our chosen charity of the year.

“The elves really were out in force on all campuses, from making treats to sell to walking many memory miles and attending virtual workshops to find out more about dementia.

“The support our students and staff gave us was phenomenal, especially our student experience team who organised events at all of our colleges.”

The Chichester College Group will be fundraising for Alzheimer’s Society throughout the remainder of the academic year, with more events planned over the coming months/

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