A NUMBER of schools in Wantage have already announced plans to shut ahead of the Prime Minister’s address to the nation this evening.

Boris Johnson will make an announcement at 8pm to set out 'further steps' to combat the new variant of Covid-19.

But it was only yesterday when the PM insisted that 'schools are safe' and that parents should 'absolutely' send their children back to primary school tomorrow.

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These are the schools in Wantage and surrounding area that are closed and part open this week, according to Oxfordshire County Council:  

  • The Ridgeway Primary School is part open until Monday, January 18. Year 2 and Year 3/4 are closed from tomorrow, and learning is moving online. Vulnerable children and children of key workers are still able to attend in-school provision.
  • Wantage Church of England Primary School is part open until Monday, January 18. Closed to all students except keyworker families and vulnerable children