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BREXIT 'CHAOS': Boys' grammar school head gives students two more days at home

Tuesday 8th December 2020

THE headmaster of Maidstone Boys' Grammar School is to give students an extra two days at home in the new year because he expects chaos caused by Brexit, we have learnt.
Mark Tomkins is fearful that the day boys are due back at MGS, January 4, is also the same day as Britain's first full, working day after our full, post-transition departure from the European Union.
He fears that with busy roads and the strong possibility of Operation Stack on the M20, students and staff may have difficulty getting into school.
In a video sent out to parents, Mr Tomkins explains why he has decided to give pupils January 4 & 5 as days for live lessons from home.
The level of disruption will dictate the response beyond those days, he said.
But one parent, who contacted Daily Downs Mail, said: "Doesn't he think the pupils haven't had enough time off, given what has happened in the  past nine months?
"Now parents may have to make other child care arrangements. Is there no end to this?"
But Mr Tomkins, in the six minute-long video, said: "We just don't know what is going to happen."