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Explore York Summer Reading Challenge 2020

This summer Silly Squad, the Summer Reading Challenge 2020, which is produced by the Reading Agency, is going digital so that children can still take part even if libraries are not fully open! The theme is fun, laughter and silliness. Explore York Libraries and Archives will...
Posted On 25 Jun 2020


Dear Parent/Carer With the end of term fast approaching, this letter is to give you notice that all our schools will soon require the return of Chromebooks, and their chargers, which were issued on free loan just before the school closures. You will recall you signed loan...
Posted On 22 Jun 2020

Approval for the wider reopening of our schools where it is possible to do so

As the country gradually eases lockdown from the coronavirus covid-19 public health crisis, and in accordance with government requirements to open schools to wider year groups on a phased basis, we have completed a robust and comprehensive risk assessment process of all of our 24...
Posted On 05 Jun 2020

Summer Festival 2020 Cancelled

On behalf of the School Association we apologise that due to exception circumstances the Summer Festival this year has been cancelled.
Posted On 04 Jun 2020

We ran around the world!

We have now completed our challenge – and children and staff at our 24 schools have ‘ran around the world’. During the 31 days of May we walked, ran, cycled or wheeled over 44,000km, which allowed us to ‘travel’ across our planet. All the details of our journey will shortly be on...
Posted On 02 Jun 2020

Easing Lockdown in Schools

Since the prime minister’s announcement that, subject to key safety criteria being met, he would like to see schools begin to open for wider groups of children from 1 June, schools across the country have been examining the challenges those intentions present. At the same time,...
Posted On 22 May 2020

Easing the Lockdown in Schools

You will be all too aware of the national debate of the decision to gradually reopen schools to more children as long as key safety criteria is met. Since the prime minister’s announcement, there has been a raft of government guidance and schools across the country are working to...
Posted On 19 May 2020

Update 12.5.20

More details on the government’s conditional and phased return to school from Monday 1 June have now been released. We are working closely with the government, local authorities and public health experts to plan a way forward for our schools to open with the top priority being...
Posted On 12 May 2020

Latest update – 11 May 2020

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Sunday 10 May, we now know that a conditional plan for education will see Reception, Year One and Year Six pupils begin a phased return to school from Monday 1 June; with Year 10 and Year 12 pupils spending at least some time...
Posted On 11 May 2020

Run Around the World Update

Keep up to date with our Run Around the World We are regularly updating our charity run website page here ( After a busy first weekend, between all our efforts we have travelled over 3,000 kilometres. Keep...
Posted On 05 May 2020