COVID-19 Key Information

All year groups and bubbles are open.

Ark Burlington Danes Academy must continue delivering high-quality education during periods of remote learning. Our priority is to ensure pupils' have the best learning opportunities even if they are not in school. This will help us to:

  • ensure consistency in our approach to remote learning for pupils who are not in school
  • set out expectations for everyone in our school community

An important policy that we encourage parents to read and understand is our remote learning plan. In the event of a lockdown (partial or full) or pupils need to self-isolate, the school must ensure teaching continues. You can read our plans here.

This document is designed to outline the approach at Ark Burlington Danes Academy to the government’s recently published document around the tiers of local restrictions that could be put in place with a local lockdown due to COVID19.

This document outlines some of the key changes we have made to keep our children safe when returning to school.

This document demonstrates what happens if a child or staff member shows symptoms of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Communication

Click here for all letters sent home relating to the primary school

Click here for all letters sent home relating to the secondary school.

Regular updates from our principal can also be found on these pages.

 

Home Learning

All Secondary (Year 7-13) home learning information can be found here.

All Primary (Nursery to Year 4) home learning information can be found here.

 

Free School Meals and eVouchers

In order to provide clarity regarding student free school meals and the current eVoucher process we have compiled this guide for parents, which we hope will answer the most commonly asked questions on this topic.

If you find the answer you require is not found in these guides or you require more urgent support, please don't hesitate to contact us at bda.school@burlingtondanes.org if your child is in the secondary school (Year 7 to 13) or at primaryoffice@burlingtondanes.org if your child is in the primary school (Nursery to Year 4).

 

Health & Wellbeing

We have added some new documents, here, with resources and guidance for students related to mental health and wellbeing.

There is guidance and a resource bank provided by our school nurse here.

 

Transitions

Y11 should visit this page to access bridging packs for their KS5 subject choices.

Y13. Mrs Stephenson, Head of Sixth Form, has compiled the following letter to ensure that all Year 13 students are fully prepared for making informed choices about university and completing independent study during this period of home learning. If you have any queries please don't hesitate to contact Mrs Stephenson, Head of Sixth Form, or Mr Goorah, Head of Year 13.

Letters to Parents and Carers

Additional Information

Department for Education Helpline

The DfE have launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:

Phone: 0800 046 8687

Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk

Opening Hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday), 10am to 4pm (Weekends)

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