Coronavirus

Dear Parents/Carers,

Re: Coronavirus update – school closure to most pupils

Following on from my last update, I’m writing to let you know that we have now been instructed to close the school to almost all children after this Friday until further notice.

As advised by the Government, we will do all we can to stay open for the children of key workers (e.g. NHS staff, police, others in frontline services) and children with certain needs.

We are waiting for the Government to publish more information on what this means, but it would help us in the meantime if you could let us know if you think your child may fall into one of these categories. Please contact us via the School Gateway App either by email or text, informing us if you work for the NHS, are a careworker or teacher, work for the police or are a supermarket delivery driver. We’ll be in touch again as soon as the Government has given us further guidance as to who else this applies to.

All other children will need to stay at home, so we ask that you do not send your child into school from Monday onwards.

Please note that this is a National closure – as you may have heard in the news – so while it is a challenging situation, we are not alone. We’ll re-open fully as soon as we can and will let you know when this is.

If your child usually receives free school meals we will also be in touch with more information about how we will continue to provide this, with support from a scheme that the Government has just announced.

This is as much as we know right now and we appreciate your continued patience as we deal with this ever-changing situation. We understand that this latest news will have an impact on you and your family and it’s far from ideal, but we’ll continue to keep in touch with any updates as the situation develops. As a staff we are devastated by this news and are working hard to try to keep this community together.

Remember: if you or your child feels ill and you want to know what to do next, please use NHS 111 online and do not visit your GP surgery or A&E department, unless instructed to do so.

Thank you again for your continued support, and we will be in touch with more information when we can.

Marie Burgess

Headteacher

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Letter from the Headteacher

Our school motto

A

Achieve

We aim to give children a sense of confidence and belief in their own unique abilities. That’s why we’ve designed our curriculum to be as practical, creative and inspiring as possible. Every achievement is celebrated, no matter how small.

B

Believe

We feel a deep responsibility to nurture happy, responsible and confident young people of faith and values.

C

Care

As a church Academy, we provide a Christian ethos that infuses the wider Academy community. Our teaching and reflection times focus on developing a strong culture of care, respect and empathy for one another.

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