There have recently been a number of measles cases in the local area. If you do not know your vaccination status please seek advice from your GP as soon as possible.

6 December 2019

 

Dear parent carer

Monday 9 December – Full closure for KS3 only

I am writing to advise you that we have reluctantly decided to close KS3 all day on Monday 9 December.  This applies to years 7-9 only.  The Academy will remain open for KS4 and KS5.

 

We continue to have major issues with staffing, with nearly one third of teachers off sick today.  I am already aware that I have a high number of staff certified as sick for Monday, meaning that we will be unable to cover classes effectively. 

 

However, by having years 10-13 in school we can continue to provide these exam groups with a quality experience.

 

I expect all students to return to the Academy on Tuesday 10 December.

 

Thank you for your support.

 

Kind regards

 

Alison Downey

Principal

 

 

Term dates

Term Dates – August 2019 to July 2020

 

Start

End

Monday 26 August 2019

Bank Holiday

Tuesday 27 August 2019

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Wednesday 28 August 2019

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Thursday 29 August 2019

First day back for year 7 students

Friday 30 August 2019

Second day back for year 7 students

Monday 2 September 2019

First day back for all other students

Friday 4 October 2019

ARK INSET

Friday 18 October 2019

Last day of half term

Monday 21 October 2019 – Friday 1 November

Half term

Monday 4 November 2019

First day back for all students

Friday 13 December 2019

INSET

Friday 20 December 2019

Last day of Autumn term

 Monday 23 December 2019 – Friday 3 January 2020

  Christmas holidays

Monday 6 January 2020

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Tuesday 7 January 2020

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Wednesday 8 January 2020

First day back for all students

Thursday 13 February 2020

Last day of half term for students

Friday 14 February 2020

ARK INSET

Monday 17 February  – Friday 21 February 2020

Half term

Monday 24 February 2020

First day back for all students

Friday 3 April 2020

Last day of term

Monday 6 April 2020 -  Friday 17 April 2020

Easter holidays

Monday 20 April 2020

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Tuesday 21 April 2020

First day back for all students

Friday 8 May 2020

May Day Bank Holiday

Friday 22 May 2020

Last day of half term

Monday 25 May 2020 – Friday 29 May 2020

Half term

Monday 1 June 2020

First day back for all students

Friday 3 July 2020

ARK INSET

Friday 17 July 2020

Last day of Summer term

Monday 20 July 2020

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Tuesday 21 July 2020

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