Academy Closures

A message from Co-op Academies Trust

All of our academies are now closed following the Government guidance – except for children of critical workers who are unable to provide childcare at home, and children identified as vulnerable.

The Government has now published the list of parents who are classed as key workers, you can find that list here.

The most important message is that if children can stay safely at home, they should, to limit the chance of the virus spreading.


The Government have also cancelled all public examinations (GCSEs), and we’ll follow the Department of Education’s advice regarding this. We understand this is an anxious time for you and your children. We’ll communicate with students and parents about how qualifications will be awarded, as soon as more information is made available.

Your child’s continued learning is important to us, so we’ll continue to help your child to learn. Our academies will continue to provide learning for students at home. As our staff begin to adapt to supporting your child remotely, we’ll be sending out more updates.

Children showing signs of symptoms:

Please follow this guidance when deciding whether to send your child to the Academy today and for the foreseeable future. The health and welfare of our students remains our top priority.

The latest advice is that if students are showing the following common symptoms of Coronavirus:

  • A new continuous cough
  • And / or a high temperature

They should self-isolate, however mild the symptoms, for a period of 14 days. If anyone else in the household shows symptoms of the Coronavirus disease, then the entire household should self-isolate for 14 days.

You do not need to call NHS 111 to go into self-isolation. Do not visit a GP surgery, pharmacy, or hospital. If a child becomes unwell whilst at the academy, they will be isolated and we will contact parents / carers to collect them.

You can use the NHS 111 Service online here.