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  • Nethergate Academy celebrates expanded SEND provision

    Published 04/09/20

    Greenwood Academies Trust is today celebrating the completion of a new unit at Nethergate Academy in Clifton, Nottingham.

    The new £2.2m unit, which expands special educational needs (SEND) provision for Nottingham City pupils, has been funded by Nottingham City Council and will accommodate an additional 48 pupils with Autism Spectrum Disorder when the academy reopens on 7th September 2020.

    For further information please see the press release below.

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  • New Academy opens in Nottingham – The Wells Academy

    Published 28/08/20

    Today, a new school, The Wells Academy, is opening its doors to Nottingham pupils for the first time.

    The Academy, sponsored by Greenwood Academies Trust, is located in the Mapperley area of Nottingham and will provide an enriching educational experience for pupils in years 11-16.

    For further information, please see the press release below.

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  • Houghton Regis Academy Update

    Published 15/07/20

    As part of the closure transition plan, the Academy was scheduled to move into the adjacent former UTC building in September 2020.  Unfortunately, due to the issues that Covid-19 have presented us with, we have been unable to visit the UTC and prepare the building to be equipped for the Academy opening in September; therefore we will continue within our current setting. We will, of course, update everyone on the plans to move to the UTC as soon as we have any information to share. Please find below a copy of the letter that has been sent out to parents.

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  • Staying COVID-19 Secure in 2020

    Published 24/06/20


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  • Houghton Regis Academy – Closure Approved

    Published 04/06/20

    The Secretary of State for Education, in mutual agreement with Greenwood Academies Trust (GAT), has now given final approval for the closure transition plan of Houghton Regis Academy. This follows the substantive and final decision taken in February to proceed to closure of the Academy. From September 2020, the Academy will become a Key Stage 3 only provision until closure.

    In order to minimise the impact of the closure on pupils, parents, staff and the community, and to ensure that any pupils at the Academy, up to closure, have access to a good quality education, the approved closure transition plan will now come into effect. This means the Academy will remain open for some year groups until 31 August 2022, when a new secondary school is due to open in the area. The Trust has also been working closely with Central Bedfordshire Council to secure high-quality school places in the locality for all current year 9 and year 10 pupils to ensure they will receive the best possible education in a fully and appropriately staffed school. Offers will be sent out shortly to these parents.

    For further information please see attached:

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  • GAT Academy openings from 8 June 2020

    Published 03/06/20

    Academies in GAT will be offering some age groups the opportunity to attend school, in addition to our current key worker and vulnerable pupil provision, from the 8th June. 

    We have implemented Covid-19 Revised Operating Procedures and Risk Assessments in close consultation with staff and will continue to follow the Government Guidance closely to ensure our staff and pupils remain safe.

    Each academy will have individualised arrangements according to their site and staffing capacity.  Each academy will be communicating directly with their parents, carers and relevant stakeholders. Visit specific academy websites for further details.

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  • Houghton Regis Academy – Listening Period Report

    Published 14/04/20

    Please find below a copy of the report that has been compiled following the responses received on the proposed closure transition plan during the listening period at Houghton Regis Academy.

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  • Free School Meal Vouchers

    Published 03/04/20

    This note confirms the arrangements for the continued provision of supermarket vouchers to parents/carers whose child normally receives a free school meal (note this does not relate to pupils in receipt of universal infant free school meals).

    Following the government announcement this past weekend (04.04.2020) our academies will be working to get vouchers out to eligible families for the two week Easter period.

    Your academy will send you an email or text message with an ‘eCode’ which will enable you to choose an eGift-card from the range of supermarkets below. Together with the eCode will be some instructions on how to generate your eGift-card.

    • Morrisons
    • Tesco
    • Sainsbury’s
    • Asda
    • Waitrose
    •  M&S

    The voucher can then be presented on a smartphone or tablet at the supermarket checkout.

    If you have any further questions please contact your child's academy directly.

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  • Houghton Regis Academy Listening Period Closed

    Published 30/03/20

    Thank you for the responses received during the listening period. Please note that the listening period has now closed.

    The Trust will now consider the representations made on the proposed closure plan before finalising the closure transition plan.

    We will continue to work closely with Central Bedfordshire and the Department for Education to minimise any disruption to pupils, families and staff as much as possible.

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  • COVID-19

    Published 23/03/20

    You should only send your child to school if you have to because your work is critical to the Covid-19 response.

    For further information please refer to the government website and our other news articles.

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  • Coronavirus Information: UPDATE

    Published 18/03/20

    On Monday, the Government provided updated advice in order to prevent the further spread of COVID-19, including more robust self-isolation guidance for households. This included specific advice for vulnerable people, who the Deputy Chief Medical Officer specified as adults who are advised to get the flu vaccination due to underlying health conditions.

    As always, the health and wellbeing of our pupils, staff and the wider school community, is our absolute priority. While the latest advice regarding vulnerable people specifically relates to adults, we respect and support any decision by parents and carers of vulnerable children to keep their child at home during this unprecedented time.

    We are committed to providing all our pupils with the best possible education. To ensure they can continue to do so safely, we are putting robust measures in place to minimise the disruption that we recognise this may cause families, and to ensure our pupils will be able to continue their education during this time.

    We will continue to closely monitor and update our parents and carers with the latest Government advice. More information regarding vulnerable groups can be found on the Public Health England website.

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  • East Coast Term Date Changes Update

    Published 28/02/20

    Consultation on a proposed change to term dates commencing September 2020 onwards.

    Following the consultation to propose a change to term dates of six academies within the Trust on the East Coast, we would like to inform you that following a review of the responses to the consultation, the Trust has agreed to proceed with the change with effect from September 2020.

    For further information, please view the attached documents. 

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