Coronavirus: COVID-19 Updates from Smith's Wood Academy

The latest on the Coronavirus.

Friday 27 March
Government advice on vulnerable children:

If your son or daughter receives free school meals, further information can be found here, and information.


You will be aware that the Government has requested that the Academy remains open for children of critical workers and vulnerable children. What is a vulnerable child? What is a critical worker and what should you do now? Read our latest update here.

And as we close our doors, our Head of Academy wishes all our pupils and their families well. Read Mrs Craig’s letter here.


Following on from yesterday’s updates, we have now been instructed to close the school to almost all children after Friday 20 March until further notice.

Tomorrow, Years 7 and 10 will continue to be expected in school.  Years 8, 9 and 11 will be completing home learning as previously communicated; this is due to ongoing staff absence and to ensure the safety of students.

Read the full letter from our Head of Academy.

Staff email contact list.


The decision has been taken to keep the Academy open for Years 7. 10 and 11 ONLY. Read today’s update from our Head of Academy.


What happens if the Academy closes? Key questions answered here.

The decision has been taken to partially close Smith’s Wood Academy based on the safe levels of staffing required to ensure student safety. Read the letter from our Head of Academy