Shenley Academy, Birmingham

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The varsity mentioned it was working with the police and metropolis council

A faculty has been compelled to close to most college students after travellers arrange camp within the automotive park.

Shenley Academy in Birmingham mentioned members of the traveller group had been “not keen to abide” by a 24-hour eviction discover it issued on Saturday.

Principal Lucy Monk mentioned the varsity was shut to Yr 7, eight, 9 and 10 pupils. Older college students had been escorted on to the location by police and employees.

She mentioned the state of affairs was “detrimental to the schooling of our college students”.

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Mrs Monk added the transfer to close “was definitely not a choice which has been taken flippantly”.

“I’ve been working with West Midlands Police all through the weekend as this example has unfolded, and I hope to have the ability to return the entire academy to a traditional operation as shortly as doable this week,” she mentioned.

Mrs Monk mentioned it was additionally working with the power and metropolis council to take additional authorized motion to take away the travellers “from the location as shortly as doable”.

The principal mentioned lecturers would arrange work on-line for the pupils to do.

The academy is open to pupils in Years 11, 12 and 13 who had been informed to keep away from utilizing the primary entrance.

“College students won’t be allowed exterior the varsity constructing all through the varsity day,” the varsity mentioned.