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CORONAVIRUS - UPDATE 14 JULY 2020 - Message for parents/carers of pupils attending: - Haughton Academy - Springfield Academy - Gurney Pease Academy - Beaumont Hill Academy - Marchbank Free School

The Trust is very grateful to parents and carers for all their co-operation and support whilst our Academies remained closed to most pupils, in response to the Government’s instruction to keep children at home wherever possible.

In recent weeks, more and more pupils have been attending school, and plans are well underway to allow all our academies to open for all pupils in September.  The Principals will communicate with you about arrangements for return.  For some year groups, the actual date of return may differ to allow a staggered and managed return to full capacity.

In September, things will look different, and our staff are ready to support any children who find the changes difficult, or who need help in any way.  One thing that is common across all the academies is that pupils will not be able to mix across year groups in the way they have previously.  This restriction is a crucial part of the plan to manage movement and contact, and so restrict the spread of the virus.  So that parents work with us towards this aim, we ask that you continue not to visit any of our academies without an appointment.  Staff will be working in a prescribed manner and using phone and email to make contact, except in the case of an emergency.  Parents will, of course, still be able to drop off and collect their children, but please pay particular attention to the start and end time for their day and try to arrive at their academy only at the given time. 

Please look out for the detailed information your academy will be issuing.  Have a happy and safe summer holiday.  Thank you again for your continued co-operation. We very much look forward to welcoming all our pupils back in September.

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


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).