• Eskdale Academy

Latest Update on School Closure

Updated: Mar 24, 2020

Dear Parent/ Carer,

As I am sure you are aware our school will be closed to the majority of pupils from Friday 20th March due to the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

If you need to contact school during the period we are closed you can:

call us on 01429 272255

Alternatively email:




Throughout the period we are closed, the school will make weekly contact with all families via a phone call. Some families will receive daily phone calls if they fit into a vulnerable category and are not in school. Please can you ensure any new contact details are up dated at the school office.

For families who receive free school meals these can be ordered online via www.lunchshop.co.uk

(log in details have been text to individuals separately) and free school meals, can be collected to take home at the breakfast club entrance of the dining hall.

Times for collection of free school meals are:

Nursery and Reception - 12:00 – 12:15 pm

Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3 - 12:20 – 12:35 pm

Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 - 12:40 – 12:55 pm

If you are collecting for siblings these can be collected at any time that applies to one of their year groups.

For those children who will be attending school next week because they are in a key worker or vulnerable group, the school will be open from 8 am – 5 pm Monday - Friday.

If your child is not available to attend on any particular day or will be attending at a later time please inform the school.

If children can be brought to the breakfast club entrance to the dining hall at 8 am each morning; if you arrive at school after 8:30 am please bring your child to the main reception.

Children can be collected at 5:00 pm from the Key Stage 2 Yard however if you wish to collect your child earlier they can be collected from the main reception. Please let us know this in advance.

If at all possible children should stay at home, despite key worker arrangements. This is to keep social interaction to a minimum. This is our social responsibility.

Thank you for your continued support in these difficult times.

Yours faithfully,

Mr. N. Voisey

Deputy Headteacher