Coronavirus Update Keeping Parents & Carers Up To Date

Coronavirus Update

23rd March 2020 , 21:30 hours

Dear Parents/Carers,

As many of you will have done, I watched the public address from the Prime Minister earlier this evening. I thought I would email you to clarify our education provision from tomorrow onward.  I am writing as a first response to the announcement and this may change over the coming days.

The guidance we have received from the Department of Education has not changed.

Therefore, we still remain open , as we have today, and will be pleased to welcome students to our centres tomorrow (Tuesday) and until you hear further from me.

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any queries. I would appreciate any comments you may have to gauge your response to us remaining open.

with best wishes

Adrian Gunner


Coronavirus Update

19th March 2020 , 11:50 hours

Good morning, We have sent the letter below to parents & carers of all students who are on our SEN or Alternative Provision Programmes and students with Education, Health & Care Plans:_

Dear Parents/Carers,

SWRAC Education Provision

As you may have heard through the News, the Government has declared that educational facilities should close in a bid to reduce the impact of the Coronavirus upon the whole population. However, they have also confirmed that provision for students with Education, Health and Care Plans should continue given the potential vulnerability of those students.


As we are a Specialist Independent College, most of our students are considered vulnerable and, therefore, we are pleased to let you know, that we remain open for business. Please , therefore adhere to the existing arrangements as far as attendance at SWRAC is concerned.

We are aware that the current situation changes and we will keep abreast of these changes as best we can and keep you informed.

We feel that it is important for students to maintain a structure in their lives during this difficult period and we will do all we can to maintain normality.

During this time, we’d would like to maintain very close contact with you, to aid us in doing this please would you be kind enough to let us know your email address and contact number. I know that, in most cases, we do have this information already but I’d be pleased if you would provide us this information, just to make sure.

Please call us on 01202 848099 or mail us at to provide us with the above information or if you have any concerns or queries. We have set up a new page on our website where will keep you informed of what’s going on !  It is

Thank for your help in this matter, please do not hesitate to contact me if you any concerns.

Yours faithfully

Adrian Gunner

Managing Director – SWRAC

Coronavirus Update

18:31 - Wednesday 18th March

Announcement from Adrian Gunner SWRAC Managing Director  – 18th March 2020 , 18:53 hours

We have studied the announcement of the Secretary of State for Education this evening (18th March 2020). He announced the closure of schools with effect from the end of Friday 2oth March. However, he announced that education should still be provided for vulnerable learners, which includes those with Education and Healthcare Plans, those who have allocated social workers and those who are children of specified key workers.

As , the majority of our students fall into the category of vulnerable learners, we intend to meet the challenge of remaining open throughout the coronavirus pandemic at all of our centres and we will therefore be ‘open for business’ as near to normal as we can. 

Our Senior Team is meeting on Thursday 19th March to consider the implications further and decide upon our response.

I hope you will appreciate that this news has only just been announced and I will provide an update on the exact details of our provision going forward tomorrow. However, if you have any concerns, please either call us on 01202 848099 or follow the contact button below to email us.

Thank you for your patience.


Coronavirus Update

18:31 - Wednesday 18th March

Due to the current fast-moving situtation with the Coronavirus, SWRAC will be keeping parents and carers up to date via this page. Please check back regularly for updates.

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