Coronavirus Update

Posted on June 1st 2020

The principle that we are all working to is that if children can stay safely at home, they should, to limit the chance of the virus spreading. The Government is asking parents to keep their children at home, wherever possible – schools will remain open only for those children who absolutely need to attend.

1st June 2020

As we will be unable to open the doors this half term to all but a few Y10 students we have produced a Remote Learning Expectations document which outlines the offer from all subject areas.

27th May 2020

This week the DfE have released plans for Y10 students only to return to school before the summer holidays. This means all other year groups will remain working from home until the end of the summer term.

We have no details of what form schooling will take in the new academic year but once any details are released we will contact all parents and children.

11th May 2020

Last week I made the comment 'I miss the noise, the academy is too quiet!' This led me to ask Mrs Bowstead to put together a video we could share with you. The comments come from the staff and the images are from the wonderful collection we have of you when school was open as normal.

We hope you enjoy.


7th May 2020


Anna Jackson Year 8

5th May 2020

A few parents are asking to be reminded of the timings of our virtual day. Remember Friday is a Bank Holiday so no 'virtual' school. See you back online on Monday 11th May.


4th May 2020

The UK Blessing

Yesterday the following video was released which many of you will have already seen but at this difficult time it may offer some peace and hope.


At this unique and challenging time in the United Kingdom over 65 churches and movements, representing hundreds of others, have come together online to sing a blessing over our land. Standing together as one, our desire is that this song will fill you with hope and encourage you.

But the church is not simply singing a blessing, each day they are looking to practically be a blessing. Many of the churches included in this song have assisted with supplying over 400,000 meals to the most vulnerable and isolated in our nation since COVID-19 lockdown began. This alongside phone calls to the isolated, pharmacy delivery drops and hot meals to the NHS frontline hospital staff.


30th April 2020

Well that wasn't the summer term start we were expecting.

Firstly I would like to say 'Thank you' for the many supportive emails and phone calls we have received thanking the staff and showing appreciation of the hard work and efforts we are making to try and maintain some routine for everyone while faced with many difficulties.

To the children I would say 'Thank you' for trying to work during these starnge times. I know you are missing your friends and freedoms and some of you even school!

To the parents and carers 'Thank you'. I know it is difficult to juggle your own work and childcare with home schooling but your efforts are too appreciated.

Next Friday 8th May is a Bank Holiday and while we will still be living with lockdown the Virtual School will also be on holiday, the new normal pattern of working will resume on Monday 11th May at 9.30am.

Take care of each other.

Mrs Ashleigh Lees

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