Academy Open on Friday 23rd November

Dear Parents or Carers

The Academy will be open as usual tomorrow, Friday 23rd November.

Today I took the necessary precaution of evacuating the building during our morning parade on the George Street Yard. This action was taken because members of our teaching staff and site team were concerned about the strong odour of gas on some of our Academy’s corridors.

On the advice of the gas engineer who was quickly on site, we were unable to re-enter the building and use our normal communication systems until he had conducted the necessary tests and consulted with the National Grid and Northern Gas. To ensure everyone’s safety, A Northern Gas engineer visited the Academy and has since declared that the site is safe and that the Academy can reopen tomorrow.

We have been made aware that there have been multiple reports to both Northern Gas and The National Grid of the strong smell of gas in parts of the city and that this is being investigated.

Apologies to any parents and carers for any inconvenience caused today, but the health and safety of our students and staff is paramount.

Our students were exemplary in their behaviour and support for each other and are a credit to you all.

I would like to thank all our staff for the caring, professional and highly efficient way they dealt with the situation today.

I would also like to sincerely thank our neighbours in the History Centre and Hull New Theatre. Their support of our students was fantastic and I truly appreciate what they did for us today. The CEO of Hull College was also ready to support us further if we needed space for our students whilst we assessed the situation and contacted parents or carers.

Thank you for your continued support – it is greatly appreciated and valued.

Graham Moffatt