Welcome to Blackfriars Academy, a very special place to be educated where every student is valued as an individual. As a staff we work in partnership with parents and carers, taking our responsibility very seriously to provide a personalised education that breaks down barriers to learning and equipping students for the next stage in their lives.

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Blackfriars Academy Coronavirus information

LAST UPDATED: 3rd April 2020

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Quick Message:

Minister Ford's open letter to the SEND sector: READ HERE

Important information for students and parents / carers of children doing GCSEs this year:

  • Letter to Students - Summer 2020 Grading: Read Here
  • Summer 2020 grades for GCSE, AS_A_level_EPQ, AEA in maths - guidance for teachers students parents: Read Here



Main Message:

Dear Parents/ Carers,
Our school, as you are all well aware, closed to students on the evening of Tuesday 17th March because we were operationally unable to continue to safely support the education of all of our students.
Last night, Gavin Williamson, Education Secretary announced that as from Monday 23rd March 2020 all schools will be also be closed to students except for:-

 Children and young people with an EHCP;
 Children and young people with a social worker.
 Children of key workers who can otherwise not be supervised during the school day.

In theory, this would mean that our school would re-open. Although I understand the rationale behind this, I am personally very worried about the safety and health of our children.

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Homework sectionHomework Section - Available

Last updated: 24th March 2020

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Current Status of Blackfriars Academy:
*We are closed for the day because we have no students attending school currently. Parents and carers are following the advice of the Government to self-isolate their vulnerable children.’*



A Blackfriars’ Education

All students admitted to Blackfriars have an Education, Health Care Plan (EHCP) Click on the tabs below to see how a Blackfriars’ education is organised to meet the students’ Communication and Interaction targets; their Cognitive and Learning targets, their Social, Mental and  Emotional targets and their Physical and sensory targets.

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Term dates

Spring half-term
Monday 18 February - Friday 22 February 2019
School opens Monday 25 February 2019

Inset Day
Friday 29 March 2019

Easter holiday
Monday 15 April - Friday 26 April 2019

School opens Monday 29 April 2019

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