Dear Parents / Carers

Thank you for your support and kind words at a time of enormous challenge.

Below you will find some important information regarding education for all our students in the coming days. This will be updated regularly based on any further advice and guidance from the government.

Please contact your child’s Personalised Learning Tutor with any questions or queries in the first instance, or email and your email will be redirected to the most appropriate person.

Many thanks

Lesley Hogg

Closure arrangements – January 2021

At present, the academy is only open to vulnerable students and the children of key workers (as defined by the government). Students in school will follow their regular timetable, accessing live lessons via Teams in the same way as their peers. If you would like to speak to someone at the academy about securing a place for your child, please email

From Monday 11th January, all students will be following their regular timetable, taught live via Microsoft Teams. You can find out more about using Microsoft Teams by using the following links:

YouTube instructions –

Parent/ carer support PowerPoint – Click here

Blended Learning Policy

Blended Learning Policy – Click here

Appendix 1 (Staff) – Click here

Appendix 2 (Parents/ carers) – Click here

Important letters

Please see the letter below for further details on these arrangements.

Letter regarding partial academy closure (31st December 2020) Click Here

Home Academy Agreement (with Coronavirus addendum) Click here

Risk assessments, policies and procedures regarding reopening

Full academy return risk assessment (updated January 2021) – Click here

Lateral  Flow Testing risk assessment (added January 2021) – Click here

First aid risk assessment – Click here

Teaching and office staff risk assessment – Click here

Infectious disease risk assessment – Click here

Procedure for First Aid – Click here

Additional daytime cleaning procedure – Click here

Supply and use of PPE – Click here

Management and symptomatic pupils and staff procedure – Click here

Managing confirmed cases procedure – Click here

General support

The following list will grow over time and include a range of useful sources of information.  Please note we cannot take responsibility for the content of external websites.