Important School Updates - Covid-19

Advice and information related to Coronavirus in school

Update - School is open as normal from Monday 4th January 2021.

From September 2020, Green Gates Academy school day will be 9am until 2.30pm to accommodate flexibility for transport.

Official guidance can be accessed below - updated to include the new national restrictions from 5 November 2020.  

New National Restrictions from 5 November 2020    

GOV.UK ADVICE PAGE - Coronavirus (COVID-19): what you need to do



Green Gates Academy is following national guidance. We will keep you informed of the situation in our school via the links below:

Government guidance for full opening - special schools and other specialist settings:

Government guidance on transport to school and other places of education: autumn term 2020:

Government guidance - ‘Back to school safely’:

Children's Commissioner - 'Children's Guide to Coronavirus':

For free information, resources and tools for parents/carers around supporting their children through COVID-19:

Our Risk Assessment is constantly reviewed and updated accordingly. Please see a copy of Green Gates Academy Risk Assessments;

Coronavirus Risk Assessment 3rd January 2022

Green Gates Academy have provided a social story is based on social distancing and is aimed at helping children understand:

Green Gates Academy Covid Social Story

Follow this link to NHS.UK:

If your financial circumstances have changed due to Covid-19, follow this link to see if you could be eligible of Free School Meals: Extension of Free School Meals Guidance

Click here for a helpful guide to looking after yourself and others during Covid-19.

For important local contacts that can support you during a period of self-isolation click here. Please also click here for a helpful guide to supporting those with Autism.

Letters from the Trust's CEO

Letter from the Chief Executive of Horizons Specialist Trust dated 17th March 2020

Letter from the Principal of Green Gates Academy dated 17th March 2020

Letter from the Principal of Green Gates Academy dated 26th March 2020

Letter from the Chief Executive of Horizons Specialist Trust dated 7th July 2020

Green Gates Academy worked hard to ensure your child had access to personalised tasks and resources during the pandemic. We are pleased to be welcoming all our students back to school from September 2020. Plans are in place to make sure we are all safe, happy and ready to learn in school again.

If at any point self-isolation is required again in the future, we will endeavour to update our remote learning resources.

Green Gates Academy
Melton Road
TS19 0JD

Tel: 01642 570104


Horizons Specialist Academy Trust is a company limited by guarantee (Company No 08608287) and exempt charity registered in England and Wales.

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