Where Learning has no limits

LATEST NEWS - MARCH 2021 - Message for parents/carers of pupils attending: - Haughton Academy - Springfield Academy - Gurney Pease Academy - Beaumont Hill Academy - Marchbank Free School

We continue to take the health and safety of our pupils and staff very seriously.  All of our schools and academies are currently open and we have made them as safe as we can for pupils and staff by ensuring:

Current guidance from the Department for Education (DfE) and Public Health England (PHE) is that schools should remain open.

Pupils should continue to attend school unless they have symptoms of the virus (a new and continuous cough and/or high temperature and/or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste), or have received medical advice to stay at home.

If anyone in your household has symptoms of the virus, you should self-isolate for 10 days and book a test via the gov.uk website or by calling 119.

Parents or visitors suffering from symptoms of Coronavirus should not come into school for any reason.

We also encourage asymptomatic testing, which is available in the form of home-testing kits for children of secondary school age and via Darlington Borough Council: https://www.darlington.gov.uk/health-and-social-ca...

We continue to monitor Government advice on the virus.  If we are required to close our schools and academies again, we will inform you as soon as possible and will do all we can to ensure that the effect on pupils' education is limited.

Information about closure will be sent via text, published on this website and via the schools' official social media (e.g. Facebook, FROG, Marvellous Me - whichever your Academy uses).

Further official advice can be found at Government advice on Coronavirus and Public Health England advice on Coronavirus  https://gov.uk/coronavirus


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

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).