Welcome to Ardley Hill

 

Dear Parents and Carers,

Following the Government announcement last night, all schools in England have been asked to close from today (Tuesday 5th January) as part of a national lockdown planned in response to a surge in COVID-19 and a new variant in the virus.

This will mean that the vast majority of pupils will need to remain at home until further notice is available on when schools will be able to re-open.

We will be providing online learning for all pupils while Ardley Hill Academy is closed. All pupils will start their learning remotely via Google classroom (if your child does not have their login details please contact the school office and we will provide them) from Weds 6th January. Each Key Stage will have their own remote learning timetable – which will be published on their class Google Classroom (GC) page as well as below. Staff will be available at published times during each lesson to support learning – either by answering questions, sorting problems or providing extension work. Content will be posted on GC the evening before to allow parents time to prepare themselves for the following day. Even though we have planned a remote timetable with lessons at a set time there is no compulsion for the work to be done at this time as we are aware that a number of our parents/carers work shifts and may not be able to complete the lessons at the published times. If your child does not have access to an internet enabled device or you do not have internet access or you require hard copies of the work please contact the school office and we can help to arrange these.

In addition to the remote learning timetable there will also be whole school, key stage and year assemblies at various points throughout the week. Mr Fox will launch the return to remote learning with a whole school assembly that will be on each classes GC page, at 9am on Weds 6th January.

Our school will remain open for vulnerable children and the children of key workers, as was the case during the national lockdown from March to June last year. The criteria used to identify key workers can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-maintaining-educational-provision/guidance-for-schools-colleges-and-local-authorities-on-maintaining-educational-provision#critical-workers If you require a place in the hub please complete follow this link to complete the application form https://forms.gle/diC4menxVcNsHVSE9

Vulnerable pupils will be contacted directly by the school office to establish if they intend to take up a place in the hub.

We will continue to offer free school meals for eligible children during this period while the school is closed. Further details will follow regarding this.

At the moment, there is no clear date for when primary and secondary schools will be able to re-open to pupils, but we will update you as soon as this information becomes available.

We know this latest announcement will cause disruption for many families and we would like to thank you for your continued patience and understanding as we follow Government guidance.

As a school we had planned over the Christmas break to ensure the school is as safe as possible for pupils and staff to return.

Your support is what got the school through 2020 and it is what will see us through the challenges of this next period.

While the school is closed, we encourage you to keep monitoring the Government’s advice – the information can be found on the Government website: https://www.nhs.uk/coronavirus.

We will continue to keep you updated and if you have any immediate questions please contact the school via ardley.hill@ardleyhill.org.uk

Yours faithfully,

Steve Fox

Headteacher

 

Ardley Hill Academy – Remote learning, information for Parents/carers

Remote learning – information for parents

 

 

 

 

 

Ardley Hill Academy are pleased to present our Open Evening presentation for entry to the school in September 2021

If you would like join us for a COVID 19 compliment tour of the school please email us in Ardley.hill@ardleyhill.org.uk – we would love to see you.

Please also note we have spare places in a few year groups – why not come and be part of our fantastic community.

 

Please follow the link below to view our Open Evening page…

 

4+ Class of 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For dates for your diary, please see the calendar under the parents tab.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Address:
Ardley Hill Academy
Lowther Road
Dunstable
Bedfordshire
LU6 3NZ

Tel: (01582) 667955
email: ardley.hill@ardleyhill.org.uk