Coronavirus Update - 11/04/20

Dear Parents, Carers and Colleagues,
Following the Prime Minister’s announcements on Sunday 10th May, we will continue with our planning for the potential partial reopening of our schools for pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 during June, ensuring any actions we take keep staff and children safe. We will provide you with regular updates on our planning alongside the latest Government guidance for the reopening of schools as we receive it.
The Prime Minister suggested that Year 10 pupils may come into school before we finish for the Summer in July. Again, we will provide further updates on our planning as proposals are confirmed by the Government.
Can I take this opportunity to personally thank our Parents, Carers and Staff for their hard work and support in ensuring pupils learning continues during this time. In difficult circumstances, our school communities have responded brilliantly!
Many thanks
Gary Kelly
Wade Deacon Trust


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Coronavirus Update - 12/03/20

We will continue to provide information to parents/carers as soon as decisions are made and Mr Critchley will provide a further update later today. Please see below the most up to date information we have:

Keyworker Survey –All schools are to remain open for the students of keyworkers from Monday. Whilst a definitive list of ‘keyworkers’ has not yet been published by the Government, we have identified some key groups that are likely to be classified and we would ask that parents complete the survey which can be found here:

This will allow us to get an indication of the number of students who will be accessing school from Monday so that we can plan effectively for their provision.

If you are unable to complete the survey online and you are a ‘keyworker’, then please contact school and a member of our admin team will take down your response.


Breakfast Club –Our breakfast club service will remain open to ALL STUDENTS from The Grange Academy whether or not your child will be in school. The only exception to this are students who are self-isolating due to illness/symptoms. The breakfast club will be served from the main reception area from 8:30am – 9:30am.


Requirements for students still coming into school –For students who are still eligible to come to school from Monday, full school uniform must be warn as usual. The school will open to students from 8:15am and will close at 3:00pm. For students in school, lunch will be available as normal, however this is likely to be in the form of packed lunches rather than hot meals. We will confirm this as soon as possible.


Please can we ask that parents/carers share this information with other members of the school community who may not be able to access social media or the school website.


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