All Stirling Council schools will be completely closed to all pupils as of Monday, 23 March.
Stirling Council Coronavirus Update

The decision follows an announcement from the Scottish Government today (Sunday, March 22).

Initial plans were for Stirling Council schools to remain open as of Monday to allow S4-S6 pupils and teaching staff who were fit to attend to complete exam coursework.

However, the First Minister for Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, has today (Sunday) stated that all schools will now close with the exception of education settings providing temporary care to the children of key essential workers.

Changes with immediate effect

The First Minister said: "With immediate effect, no young person with coursework to complete should attend school to do so.

"Where coursework can be completed remotely, then these arrangements will be put in place by schools.  

"The SQA Chief Examiner fully agrees with this public health driven decision, and will set out as soon as possible how the SQA will take account of that in the certification of  young people’s qualifications and achievements."

Stirling Council is working to contact all staff, parents, families and carers to make them aware of the changes enforced by the Government’s announcement today and will provide a further update on the ongoing provision of education in due course. 

Communication will be made through the SEEMiS text message network today.

Work to ensure the provision of care to the children of essential workers continues.