COVID-19 – Update – 2nd November 2020

It is with great regret that we are going to move to online learning for Year 8 starting from tomorrow (Tuesday 3rd November). Therefore, children in Year 8 will remain at home for the remainder of this week and complete their learning online. They will return to the Academy on Monday 9th November.

If the situation continues, Year 9 will remain at home from Monday 9th November until Friday 13th November and complete their learning online.

You will appreciate that this is an everchanging situation that we will monitor daily. We will notify all families through email before the end of this week as to the situation for next week. Similarly, if we need to reduce our capacity further, we will let you know via email and the school website.

We have not taken this decision lightly. We have worked really hard since September to keep the Academy running as normally as possible, however due to the rise in cases in the local community, a large number of staff are testing positive or isolating. This has had a huge impact on staff numbers and our ability to operate safely at full capacity.

We wish everyone effected by this virus a safe and speedy recovery.


Karen Squire


John Port Spencer Academy