A NUMBER of Christ the King College students have been told to work from home for the next three days due to staff shortages.

The school says it has reached the threshold of staff absence, meaning Year 10 students must study from home for the rest of the week.

It says it has been left with no alternative, as the number of staff available is not sufficient to provide a safe environment for the whole school.

In a letter to parents, Graham Wilson, head of school, said: "The educational offer to students in this year group will now be remote for the remainder of the week.

"A package of online learning for students, including a timetable, will be sent out Wednesday morning and will, as far as possible, reflect your child's normal timetable and timings.

"Students will be able to access their work via Google Classroom and should manage their time and complete work set as if they were in college.

"I want to apologise for this temporary interruption to school based learning.

"I look forward to seeing all the Year 10 group return on Monday."