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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Updated 31st March 2021:


Easter 2021 Newsletter - PDF Version: Read here

Understanding lateral flow antigen testing for people without symptoms - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk): Click Here

Find out if your area offers rapid lateral flow test sites - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk): Click Here

Changes to the Test and Trace support payment for parents: Read Here

Updated Risk Assessment for School Reopening: Read Here

Parents update on National Lockdown: Read Here

Covid 19 Testing information at Blackfriars: Read Here

Parents and Carers Letter - January 4th Return Update: Read Here


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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Mar 31, 2021

Testing at home throughout the Easter holidays for schools and colleges

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Term dates

October half-term
Monday 24th October - Monday 2nd November 2020
School opens Tuesday 3rd November 2020

Monday 21st December 2020 - Friday 1st January 2021
School opens Monday 4th January 2021

February Half-term
Friday February 12th 2021 - Friday 19th February 2021
School opens Monday 22nd February

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