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EXCELSIOR ACADEMY will remain open to provide child care for its own pupils that are the children of key workers or have specific needs, as well as those pupils from ATKINSON ROAD PRIMARY ACADEMY and WESTGATE HILL PRIMARY ACADEMY. Please contact Excelsior Academy directly for further information on 0191 2288 400.

Returning to school

You may be aware that on 11th May, the Government set out guidance for a possible return to school on 1st June for Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 pupils, if it is deemed to be safe to do so.

We would like to reassure all parents and carers that we will act in line with the Government’s advice, and that the health and wellbeing of your daughter or son is our top priority. If your child is in one of the year groups outlined for a phased return to school on 1st June we will be writing to you individually to explain how this will be done safely and how we will support your family.

We appreciate this is an anxious time for everyone, please be assured any move toward a wider opening of school whenever that is, will be done cautiously and carefully. See below a link to the latest guidance for parents and carers from the Department of Education

Free School Meal Vouchers

We are working hard to ensure we get supermarket vouchers out either by email or post as soon as possible – we are really sorry for any delay which has been caused by the national system being over loaded. You will receive your vouchers more quickly if you are able to supply your child’s school with an email address. Thank you in the meantime for your understanding.

Latest government advice: | Department for Education

Our current letters are available to view and download below:


Learning Hub

Dear Parents and Carers,

It’s really important that your son or daughter continues with their learning while schools are closed. To support them, we have launched an online Learning Hub full of lessons, activities and interesting content to keep them going while we’re staying safe at home. There is lots of help and support available to pupils and their families as we understand this is a new way of learning (and teaching!). If you need any assistance please use the purple button at the bottom right of the website and someone will be in touch.

Our learning hub cannot replace school, and we do not expect our children’s homes to become classrooms and parents to become teachers – but it would help a great deal if you could encourage and support as much as possible. This way, our working in partnership will mean it is easier for your daughter or son to get back into school when it is safe to do so.