Shenley Academy, Birmingham

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

A college has been pressured to close to most college students after travellers arrange camp within the automobile park.

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

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

She mentioned the scenario was “detrimental to the training of our college students”.

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

“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 standard operation as shortly as attainable this week,” she mentioned.

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

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

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

“College students is not going to be allowed outdoors the college constructing all through the college day,” the college mentioned.