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Umberleigh Academy
Umberleigh Academy

School Closure Update


As the Prime Minister has announced the closure of all schools to all but keyworker children, I write to you to outline our plans.

The provision is to support keyworkers who have no other option but to use us and we will try and keep a skeleton staff in all schools. I'm hoping to distribute as many staff as possible to online learning to help support you all. We are very happy to be as flexible as possible so if you only need us for an hour, that's absolutely fine and we will be totally adaptive to support you. It will help us hugely if you only use the provision you need.

Please let your school office know of your childcare needs so we can staff as appropriately. I appreciate this is not possible for tomorrow morning! A packed lunch please tomorrow and school uniform as usual, please.

Tomorrow staff will not be as quick to support with home learning as we do not know how many of you will attend. There will be online learning tomorrow but it will probably not be from 9am as we sort out our in-school provision when we know numbers. Once we have a good idea of the capacity needed in school, we will have a super slick online learning provision for the length of the lockdown.

I want you to know that we will do all we can to support those who need to use the school site and those home-educating. We are, of course, saddened to not welcome all your children back as intended but please rest assured that we will be very present and available to help support you all through this next period of time.

Ian Thomas

Chief Executive Officer




We currently have spaces available in our Brumble Bees Pre School.

Please call the school on 01769 540362 for further details.


Welcome to Umberleigh Academy

Umberleigh Academy is a vibrant small school situated in the lovely countryside of North Devon. As part of the TEAM Multi-Academy Trust with Pilton Bluecoat and Brayford Academies, the children benefit from an extensive range of curriculum opportunities not always available to a school of this size. Children receive specialist teaching in music, physical education and French, take part in residential trips and enjoy visiting our partner schools for a range of activities. Our small classes ensure that children receive learning that is personalised, stimulating and enjoyable. Our school has an ethos where children's voices are heard and they are encouraged to develop important personal skills that develop their independence and ability to work with others. Our aim is for every child to achieve their very best and enjoy their time at Umberleigh Academy.

Corrinne Smith

Head of School



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