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Covid-19 Update

Following the Government’s most recent Covid-19 update on Sunday 10th May it is important to note that there are no immediate changes in the education or child care provision made by schools.

Therefore, schools will continue to provide distance learning support for students and child care for Key Workers who have provided 24 hours notice of their intention to use the child care facility. 

 

As you will be aware, the government has announced the expectation that Secondary schools will begin a phased transition to school based learning during Term 6 for selected Year groups.

 

We are working closely with the Local Authorities and the Department For Education to ensure the most effective and safe return to school for students and staff. We will be in contact you shortly to update you on our plans.

 

Please continue to check your mailboxes and this website for updates.


Thank you for your continued support.

 

Further information on the free school meals scheme can be found here: https://www.edenred.co.uk/Documents/DfE/DfE_FreeSchoolMeals_ParentCarerFAQs.pdf

 

Thank you for your cooperation in keeping students at home wherever possible.  Please note that because of staffing plans, parents of key workers should email office@newhorizonschildrensacademy.org.uk or call 03333 602120 by 9am the day before to be eligible for provision the next day.

Key Worker letter

Provision for all students

Gospel Choir

Gospel Choir

On Thursday 4th July our Gospel Choir were invited by the BBC to attend the filming of the 3rd series of Antiques Celebrity Road Trip.  The episode they were filming for will see Sheila Ferguson, of the American pop band Three Degrees, investigating black history in Kent.  The choir, featuring 20 talented and committed year 7s and two leading year 12s, were invited to sing a rendition of ‘Swing Low Sweet Chariot’.  They sang the same song, in the same room in the Corn Exchange, that the group the Fisk Jubilee Singers sang in at the turn of the 20th Century.  The choir sang beautifully and did a great credit to the song, the school and themselves.  As an added bonus, Sheila even joined in on the last verses. It was also an eye opening experience to see ‘behind the scenes’ and have a glimpse into have TV programmes are shot. The show will air in the autumn.