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Update : Tuesday 2nd February 2021 Lateral Flow Testing

Date: 2nd Feb 2021 @ 12:30pm

Dear Parents/Carers,

Please read letter attached.

Update: Monday 4th Jan 2021 School Closure Announcement

Date: 4th Jan 2021 @ 10:46pm

Please read latest from CEO. 

Update: Monday 4th Jan 2021 School Closure Announcement

Date: 4th Jan 2021 @ 10:46pm

Please read latest from CEO. 

Update: Sunday 3rd January 2021 - Return to school

Date: 3rd Jan 2021 @ 6:46pm

Dear Parents and Carers, 

Please find attached an important update from Antony Hughes, CEO, regarding the return to school for our pupils to our academies this week. 

Should you have any questions or comments please do get in touch.


Update: Friday 4th September - Attendance information from Derby City Council

Date: 4th Sep 2020 @ 10:33am

Please read information from Derby City Council regarding school attendance requirements.

Update: Tuesday 14th July 2020 - further information on Academy opening in September.

Date: 14th Jul 2020 @ 11:30am

Please read latest update from the Trust. 

Update: Tuesday 14th July 2020 - further information on Academy opening in September.

Date: 14th Jul 2020 @ 11:30am

Please read latest update from the Trust. 

Update: Thursday 18th June 2020 - Further wider opening of Academy

Date: 18th Jun 2020 @ 3:28pm

Please read latest update from the Trust. 

Update: Friday 5th June 2020 - Wider opening for Year 6 children

Date: 5th Jun 2020 @ 1:26pm

Please read further update from the Trust. 

IMPORTANT NOTICE : 22nd May 2020 Wider Potential Opening of Harmony Academies

Date: 22nd May 2020 @ 2:30pm

Parents/carers, please read latest update from the Trust. 

Harmony Trust Position Regarding Wider Opening of Academies

Date: 21st May 2020 @ 2:50pm

Dear Parents and Carers,

As you will be aware the Prime Minister has asked all schools to begin to consider how they can safely achieve wider opening of schools from 1.6.20, if at that time the government feel it is safe to do so. Currently all school leaders are working closely with the health and safety experts within the Trust to carefully consider the guidance we have been given by the Department of Education, to identify what steps we need to take to minimise the risk to pupils, parents and staff to achieve this. Please be assured your child’s safety and that of our staff is of paramount importance to us and we are working through a wide range of measures to reduce every risk.

Thank you to those parents who have already completed our questionnaire regarding your view on sending your child back to school when it opens more widely. If you have not already done so we would be grateful if you could complete this, as it is assisting with our planning. We will be writing to you again tomorrow with more information on the trust position and the plans from each academy.

Urgent: Parents please read and return questionnaire

Date: 18th May 2020 @ 8:56am

Dear Parents/Carers, 

Please can you help by filling in this quick questionnaire to help us prepare for 1st June re-opening. 

Many thanks 

Letters to parents/carers - COVID-19 possible planning for school reopening.

Date: 14th May 2020 @ 6:18pm

Dear Parents/Carers, 

Please ensure you read this letter regarding possible re-opening of schools.  




Home Learning and Information Questionnaire

Date: 7th May 2020 @ 5:12pm

Dear Parent / Carer,

At the Harmony Trust we value your thoughts and opinions.

We would be grateful if you could complete the short survey below. 

We would like to understand your thoughts on how we communicate with you and your opinions on the home learning your child is receiving.

This feedback will be taken into account by us at The Academy and The Harmony Trust as we develop our ways of working.

As always, we will continue to prioritise the need for everyone to stay safe and well, including pupils, staff and families.

Please return this questionnaire by Friday 15th May 2020.

Many thanks

Mrs K Ratcliff

Head of Academy

Reception Admissions - September 2020

Date: 21st Apr 2020 @ 12:25pm

If you have applied for a place for your child to start in Reception in September 2020, you will have been notified by the Local Authority of your child's allocation to a Harmony Trust Academy. 

Due to the current circumstances, in relation to Coronavirus, our schools are currently not operating in the traditional manner. However, we want to assure you that we will be in touch later in the Summer term, to ensure your child is registered, and you are fully informed of the next steps in your child's educational journey. 

We look forward to welcoming you, and your child, into our school later this year. 

If you have any specific questions in the meantime, please complete the contact the Academy via email, and we will respond to your query as soon as possible.

Keeping Safe at Home

Date: 20th Apr 2020 @ 4:27pm

If you’re at home and worried and need somebody to talk to, you can contact Childline on this number or go to their website to contact an adult who can talk to you about any worries you have, no issue is too big or small.  


If you feel anxious or worried, this website has lots of activities you can use to help you feel better:


Or try making a keep calm kit, following these instructions:




Staying Safe Online

You might be spending a lot more time online.  It is very important to be careful who you are talking to online.  Follow these rules and you won’t go wrong!  This applies to all the websites and apps you might use like Roblox, Minecraft or TikTok.   

Information for Parents

There is support available to keep your child safe online. Below are some useful links to help parents and carers:

  • Thinkyouknow (advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online)
  • Internet matters (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
  • Parent info (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
  • LGfL (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
  • Net-aware (support for parents and carers from the NSPCC)
  • Let’s Talk About It (support for parents and carers to keep children safe from online radicalisation)
  • UK Safer Internet Centre (tips, advice, guides)   

School Closure Newsletter Week Commencing - 20th April 2020

Date: 20th Apr 2020 @ 4:27pm

Please read this weeks newsletter. 

Procurement Policy Note _02_20 Supplier Relief due to COVID-19

Date: 9th Apr 2020 @ 3:41pm

During these unprecedented and challenging times Central Government have issued a guidance document to all public bodies concerning supplier relief (support):   

Click here for the guidance document

The Harmony Trust are keen to work with their suppliers through this government initiative and assist in keeping the economy running wherever possible. If you feel that you meet the criteria for supplier relief as detailed in the guidance then please complete the questionnaire linked below so that we can make an informed decision about any future support.

Click here for the questionnaire

Please return the completed questionnaire to: accountspayable@theharmonytrust.org

Suppliers invoicing for goods / services which continue to be provided as normal during the disruption will continue to be paid upon receipt of invoice.  As most of our schools are currently closed please email rather than post your invoices to us.

Covid-19 - National Free School Meal (FSM) Voucher Scheme - do we have your correct email address?

Date: 1st Apr 2020 @ 12:31pm

As you may have seen in the media the government have now rolled out the national free school meal voucher scheme which will now be used to issue weekly vouchers â€‹(excluding school holidays) to families eligible for FSM.

We will start to access the scheme from Monday 20th April, following the Easter Break.  You will receive an email with an e-Code and instructions on how to download a voucher for your chosen supermarket.

The vouchers will equate to £15- per eligible child per week and we hope to process the first ones on or before Monday 20th and Monday 27th April and on a weekly basis thereafter until your child returns to school.

In order to make sure you can access your voucher please make sure we have the correct and latest email address, if you are unsure please email:


Giving the name of your child and your preferred email address and we can then make sure that you receive the activation email for your vouchers.

The government have decided that there is no requirement to continue to provide Universal Infant Free School Meals to pupils in Reception, Year 1, or Year 2 who are unable to attend school.

Only children in those year groups who are eligible for benefits-related free school meals will be supported.

Please note there have been reports of families, not ours, receiving scam emails and text messages from fraudsters asking for banking details in order to provide access to FSM vouchers, we will never ask for your bank details in order to supply the vouchers if you receive such requests please delete them as they will be fraudulent.

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