The school is closed for the half term break from Monday 14th to Friday 18th February 2022. Children and staff return at the normal time on Monday 21st February 2022.
The school will be closed to students for two days on Thursday 13th January and Friday 14th January 2022 to allow for staff training. Children return to school on Monday 17th January 2022.
Students return to school on Thursday 2nd September, 2021 for registration at 09:15.
All children will be asked to complete a Covid Lateral Flow Test (where parental consent has previously been given) on their first day and then twice a week (Monday and Thursday) until the end of September, when the policy will be reviewed. We will provide all children with information about changes to the school rules for managing Covid on their first day. All staff will have already completed a test.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to the contact the school office.
From Monday 17th May 2021, students will no longer be required to wear a face covering in class or communial areas. Students are still required to wear face coverings on public transport.
Covid testing is continuing for all staff and pupils, where consent has been given) on every Monday and Thursday until further notice.
In the event a school site (Basildon and/or Romford) has to close due to snow/bad weather, we will update our website by 7.30 each morning.
The school risk assessment, behaviour addendum and safeguarding addendum have all been updated and can be found in the ‘school’ section of the website.
Parents and guardians of children attending BEP Academy should have received a text message outlining whether or not your child has been offered a place at school, from Monday 23rd March to the Easter break. Government advice is for children to stay at home. If this isn’t possible, your son/daughter/ward will have been offered a place at school.
We will be sending details of how to access our on-line learning system, for all pupils on Monday, which will include a reminder of your child’s email address, password and instructions. Children will also be reminded to use the system sensibly and safely.
If you have any questions, please call 01708 436440 between 8.30 AM and 4.00 PM, Monday to Friday. We will also be setting up a dedicated email address for any IT queries which you can use at any time.
Finally, I’d like to say how very proud I am of my staff. Because of their continued dedication to all young people, we have been able to form four full teams, two each for our Basildon and Romford sites. Each team will rotate at the centre, ensuring we maximise ‘social distancing’ and, as far as possible, protect our colleagues and children.
These are incredibly challenging and unprecedented times for everyone, and we would like to thank all parents and carers for the support we’ve received. We will continue to communicate with the whole school community and keep you informed over the next few weeks as best we can.
Mr K Sims, Executive Headteacher
Mrs J Green, Principal
In the event a school site has to close due to snow/bad weather, we will update our website by 7.30 each morning.
Today we received confirmation that we are a ‘Good School’. The Trustees, Leadership Team and staff are all delighted with the outcome and are incredibly proud to be working at BEP Academy. The full report is available here: