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Brayford Academy
Brayford Academy

School Closure Update

As the Prime Minister has announced the closure of all schools to all but keyworker children, I write to you to outline our plans.

The provision is to support keyworkers who have no other option but to use us and we will try and keep a skeleton staff in all schools. I'm hoping to distribute as many staff as possible to online learning to help support you all. We are very happy to be as flexible as possible so if you only need us for an hour, that's absolutely fine and we will be totally adaptive to support you. It will help us hugely if you only use the provision you need.

Please let your school office know of your childcare needs so we can staff as appropriately. I appreciate this is not possible for tomorrow morning! A packed lunch please tomorrow and school uniform as usual, please.

Tomorrow staff will not be as quick to support with home learning as we do not know how many of you will attend. There will be online learning tomorrow but it will probably not be from 9am as we sort out our in-school provision when we know numbers. Once we have a good idea of the capacity needed in school, we will have a super slick online learning provision for the length of the lockdown.

I want you to know that we will do all we can to support those who need to use the school site and those home-educating. We are, of course, saddened to not welcome all your children back as intended but please rest assured that we will be very present and available to help support you all through this next period of time.

Ian Thomas

Chief Executive Officer


Welcome to Brayford Academy a village primary situated in the beautiful countryside of North Devon. As a small, school we are able to personalise the learning every child receives in a secure, happy and friendly environment. We are able to offer an enriched curriculum with specialist teaching in physical education, music and French. This is achieved through our collaboration with our partner schools of Umberleigh and Pilton Bluecoat Academies. Our enriched curriculum ensures that children develop a love of learning and an independence that encourages the nurturing of their ideas and imagination. Our aim is for every child to achieve their very best and enjoy their time at Brayford Academy.

Corrinne Smith

Head of School



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