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  • 15/07/22

    Heatwave update

    Early closure to all but keyworker children on Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th July
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  • 03/11/20

    Please select here to view the new promotional video for school

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  • 24/01/21


    As a number of key staff live out of Bedford the school will not be open tomorrow for 'vulnerable' pupils or any pupil who has a parent at home.  We will accept pupils who have both parents working as critical workers outside of the home or in exceptional circumstances.  All others...
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  • 04/01/21

    Monday 4th January - Important update

    Dear Parents/Carers After strategic discussion with our Chair of Governors and Education Officers at Bedford Borough Council, we have made the difficult decision, in common with other local schools, to move learning online for the children at The Hills Academy. We will review this on Friday. Sen...
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  • 14/07/20

    Plans for September 2020

    Thank you for your patience whilst we prepare arrangements for September.  This is a long and slightly complicated letter – I’m sorry. The arrangements below are linked to guidance from the Department for Education alongside the main teaching unions. It is quite possible that this g...
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  • 09/06/20

    Parent Update 9th June 2020

    Dear Parents and Carers, Thank you for your patience with regard to the phased return for our school pupils. I am sharing below the latest data for Covid-19 infections for our area in order to explain the school’s decision making and enable you to make the right decision for your family...
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  • 02/06/20

    Children's Letter - 2nd June 2020

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  • 30/05/20

    URGENT UPDATE 30th May 2020

    Good morning. After a sleepless night and a lot of thought and discussion with governors and senior staff, I must refer all community members to the SAGE minutes and Public Health England reports which state that: A delay to the wider opening of school for two weeks is likely to reduce the rat...
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  • 22/05/20

    Children's letter - 22nd May

    Dear children Hello, how are you all. I hope you have been working hard for your grown up’s today? Next week would have been half term so do make sure you get this weeks work done so that you can do some different things next week.  A fabulous dancer to make us smile...
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  • 13/05/20

    Children's letter - 13th May

    Dear children, Hello, how are you all. I expect some of you have heard that some children might be able to go back to school next month.  We are not really sure yet so please don’t expect too much, you are going to have to be patient and wait until we know the best way of doing things...
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  • 11/05/20

    Update - Monday 11th May 2020

    Dear Parents and Carers Good morning, I hope you had a relaxing bank holiday weekend and were able to join in the festivities in some way. I am writing because I anticipate that many of you will have questions about the implications of the Prime Minister’s plan for a measured phased move...
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  • 04/05/20

    Update - Children's Letter 4th May 2020

    Dear children Did you know that today is Star Wars day? Of course what Yoda really said was “May the force be with you” but the pun on the words fourth/force made today a perfect choice.  Perhaps today is a good day to persuade you parents to let you watch a Star Wars movie...
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  • 01/05/20

    Update - 1st May 2020

    Dear Parents and Carers Good Afternoon I hope you are ok and had a good week. A Governor Update from our Chair of Governors This week saw our first meetings using the Zoom platform, a new experience for many of us. And as one Governor commented - he has never seen the inside of so many...
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  • 29/04/20

    Children's letter - 29th April 2020

    Dear Children Good Afternoon I hope you are ok and doing some of your work too!!! I have had some lovely photos this week. Do send me more (as long as your parents are ok for me to pop the pictures on the newsletter)to
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  • 24/04/20

    Children's letter - 24th April

    Happy Friday – I am missing you all so much and send you each a virtual hug!! Some photos of our friends (well done to all of them!): TRUST Remember that our value this half of term is TRUST. It doesn’t matter what year group you are in but read Owl Babies again https://www...
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  • 24/04/20

    Update - 24th April 2020

    I hope everyone is well and safe at home. I am really missing seeing all the children – please give your child/ren a hug from me! Obviously we still have no further news on when schools will reopen and what that is going to look like in the early stages. We have a contingency in place if th...
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  • 17/04/20

    Update - letter to the children 16th April

    Dear Children Good Morning – I hope you had a lovely week and are still being good for your grown ups!  I have heard from lots of you which is soooooooo lovely!
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  • 14/04/20

    Update 14th April 2020

    Good morning – I hope you had a lovely Easter weekend albeit trapped at home. Do feel free to share any photos of lovely things your children have done so that I can put them on the newsletter for others to see. If you have a safeguarding concern about your child or any child you know then...
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  • 09/04/20

    Update 8th April 2020

    Good Morning – a big thank you to those of you who have completed the Safeguarding questionnaire – it was a great response and really helpful to understand if everyone is clear about what to do if you have a concern.  I will leave the survey open until Friday before reporting the da...
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