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CORONAVIRUS - UPDATE 1 JUNE 2020 - Message for parents/carers of pupils attending: - Haughton Academy - Springfield Academy - Gurney Pease Academy - Beaumont Hill Academy - Marchbank Free School

The Government has asked Parents to keep their children at home, wherever possible, and directed schools to remain open
only for those children who absolutely need to attend.  This means that from Monday 23 March all our Academies have only allowed pupils who meet very specific criteria to attend.  The criteria includes pupils who are vulnerable and those where a parent or named carer is classed as a Key Worker.  The Government has published a list of Key Worker roles and this can be found here.

The Prime Minister has now asked schools to open to some additional pupils, and the letter below from Mike Butler, the Trust's Chief Executive, provides an update on when this will happen in our Academies.

EVAT letter to parents re potential wider opening 01 06 20.pdf

If your child falls into one of the categories that can return, their school will contact you very soon to provide further details.  

Further information about changes will also be sent via text and via the schools’ official social media (e.g. Facebook, FROG, Marvellous Me – whichever your Academy uses). 

Official advice can be found at Government advice on Coronavirus and Public Health England advice on Coronavirus

Thank you for your co-operation at this very difficult time.


The Education Village Academy Trust (EVAT) is a five school multi-academy trust governed by an overarching Directors' Board.

The Trust comprises two Primary Schools: Springfield Academy and Gurney Pease Academy, in addition to Beaumont Hill Academy (an all-age Special school), Marchbank Free School (a primary Special school) and Haughton Academy (Secondary).