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During the Corona virus crisis The Skipton Academy has remained open for vulnerable students and the sons and daughters of key workers. Although numbers have been small, as they have across most secondary schools in England, the students who have needed to come in have had a wide range of activities from pottery, PE, Science experiments and some work on dance routines! All of this has been achieved while observing and educating the students about the importance of social distancing.


Principal Richard McManus said “Our whole team from site staff, dinner ladies, pastoral staff, teachers and senior leadership have all worked together to keep the school open for students who need it, even delivering food on a weekly basis for families who are eligible for Free School Meals and doing home visits for our most vulnerable students. We will be open all over Easter and I would like to say a public thank you to all our staff who have really shown commitment in supporting the community at this most difficult time”.

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I look forward at some point to welcoming students back once the country has got through the Corona Crisis.

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