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School Closure – Important Information

I would like to thank you all for the support you have given the school at this extremely difficult time. As you will be aware, we have been able to provide a continued service in school for the children of key workers and our most vulnerable. This will continue into the Easter holidays and beyond if this is what we are asked to do to support the measures designed to combat the Coronavirus. It is important to note however, that from Wednesday 1st April 2020, we are adjusting the way that we will run this provision by creating a central hub school based at Park Vale Academy. This hub will be shared by students from The Oakwood Academy and Park Vale Academy although members of Oakwood teaching and support staff will still be working with our students. This decision has been taken following Government advice on pooling resources and using hub schools in order to comply with the clear advice of reducing the number of people out of their homes and essential travel only.

Should you need to contact us regarding any general enquiries during this time, you should do so by calling Park Vale Academy on 0115 8221244 or via email; admin@oakwoodacademy.org.uk.

Any concerns around child safeguarding should also be reported by calling Park Vale Academy directly. A Designated Safeguarding Lead will be on duty daily to offer advice and support. May I take this opportunity to stress the continued need to only access this provision if it is absolutely essential and there are no other alternatives for your child at home.

Home Learning guidance can be found here – if students have any problems with accessing the online work please email homework@oakwoodacademy.org.uk.

Free School Meals Information – Eligible parents have received a text message advising that a voucher to the value of £20 has been posted to them to cover w/c 6th & 13th April 2020, the voucher is restricted to purchasing food items at a local Asda store. From w/c 20th April 2020 we will be joining the government voucher scheme, further information will be to follow on this.

Thank you again for your support during this time.

Mike Hardy


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