Arnold Academy

Arnold Academy

Arnold Academy

Tel: 01582 616400
Email: admin@arnoldacademy.org.uk

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“I am delighted to welcome you to Arnold Academy. Situated on the outskirts of Barton-le-Clay, our thriving, friendly and successful school is recognised as providing an excellent all round education for our pupils in a caring and safe environment."

"Our academy is built on the foundation of a strong community, underpinned by positive relationships and shared values. This lies at the core of all that we do. We aim to provide the best teaching for our pupils, delivered through an exciting and challenging curriculum. In this way, we aim to ensure that every pupil will leave Arnold having enjoyed their experience, developed as a person and reached their full potential.
I hope that our website gives you a flavour of life at Arnold Academy and an idea of what we can offer you and your child. However, the best way to find out more is by paying us a visit and meeting some of our wonderful pupils and staff. You will always be made welcome.”

Steve Kelly
Headteacher 

 

 

Coronavirus Updates

We are closely monitoring the advice and guidance from the Government and Public Health England.

We will publish the latest advice in regard to the coronavirus outbreak here,

together with any news and updates relating specifically to our school

 

School Status 

Information for parents and carers of pupils attending school during closure period
Arnold Academy is now closed indefinitely to all, in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Our School childcare provision will be based at Ramsey Manor Lower School from 20th April and will be open from 8.40 until 3.30 Monday to Friday for our children of critical workers with no other option.
Please enter through the main gates, where you will be greeted by a known member of Arnold Academy staff.
Uniform does not need to be worn - comfortable, casual clothing should be worn, ideally with trainers.
Please ensure your child(ren) brings a water bottle and snack.
Please provide a packed lunch, or request a school dinner (£2 per day) via notes on the booking system, unless your child is eligible for free school meals.
Important: If pupil behaviour is not acceptable, parents will be called to collect their child.
This may also result in the school withdrawing the child's place.  

 

 

SCHOOL CLOSURE AND ARRANGEMENTS FOR PUPILS ELIGIBLE STILL TO ATTEND

 

Arnold Academy will be closed indefinitely as a result of the latest government directive linked to the Coronavirus outbreak.  As you will be aware, schools have been asked to remain open during this period for certain groups of pupils as defined in the document below:

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-maintaining-educational-provision/guidance-for-schools-colleges-and-local-authorities-on-maintaining-educational-provision

 

The government has been very explicit in stating that pupils should only come to school during this period if it is absolutely essential and there is no suitable adult or older sibling in the household able to look after the child. The purpose of school closures is to limit the spread of this deadly virus. If schools have pupils attending who could be at home, it is adding significant risk to the child, other pupils, staff and the households of all. Therefore, I implore you to keep your child at home at this time unless you feel it is absolutely essential for them to attend.

The actual wording from the guidance is below:

“The government has asked parents to keep their children at home, wherever possible, and asked schools to remain open only for those children who absolutely need to attend.

It is important to underline that schools, colleges and other educational establishments remain safe places for children. But the fewer children making the journey to school, and the fewer children in educational settings, the lower the risk that the virus can spread and infect vulnerable individuals in wider society.

Schools are, therefore, being asked to continue to provide care for a limited number of children - children who are vulnerable and children whose parents are critical to the Covid-19 response and cannot be safely cared for at home.”

 

We accept that, for the greater good, some pupils should come to school during this period; if you feel your child is eligible, please contact us.  We have set up an online booking system for parents to complete in advance, which will inform us of the days you wish your child to attend, so we can ensure adequate staffing levels.  Please note, our provision will be based at Ramsey Manor Lower School from 20th April.

 

Children coming in to school will not be following the usual timetable and regular teaching will not be taking place. Children will be supervised whilst they undertake the tasks set by their teachers for part of the day. We will also offer a range of other supervised activities. 

 

As I am sure you will appreciate, we are living through a very uncertain period. The measures we have put in place for the moment are appropriate for the current circumstances. However, things are changing on a daily basis, which may result in changing what we can offer at very short notice. We will, of course, do our utmost to maintain the lines of communication to you.

 

Thank you for your continued support and understanding at this difficult time.

 

Closure of educational settings:

information for parents and carers

Updated 31 March 2020