As we have new information for you we will share it here with the most recent information being at the top of the page so it is easy to find.  If you are looking for resources to support your child's learning at home during the closure period, this can be found here . If you are looking for information to support you and your family's wellbeing at the difficult time, then this can be found here .

22nd October 

Please find below the latest update from our Principal

Letter to Parents and Carers 22nd October 2020

21st October
Please find below an update from our CEO.

NAAT October 2020


20th October
When we return from the half term holidays, our lunch menu will be changing slightly.  We are able to introduce more choices for our students within the Burger Bar option; this will now change each day rather than being the same for the week.  The menus will be displayed in classrooms but it will help with the lunch register if students could choose their option before register time.   The new menu is below.
Autumn 2 Menu


16th October

Please find below a letter for our Years 8, 12 and 13 students regarding next week. 
Year 8/12/13 Reopening Letter

14th October 

Please note that from today face coverings are required by all students in school, unless exempt as per government guidance, as we are now in Tier 2.

7th October  - Important Information for Year 8

Please find below an important letter for Year 8 about next week.  It is important all Year 8 parents and carers read this letter.

Year 8 Bubble

14th September

Please find below the latest update from our Principal.

Principal's Update 14/09/20


4th September
Our reopening plans are on our homepage with all the details regarding start times, gates to use, year group bubbles etc. 

Please find below details of the menus we will be offering when our students return.  The menus will run on three weekly cycles and during each week the menu will be the same for Monday to Friday.  Students will choose one of the four options each morning during registration or say they are having a packed lunch. Students can have any of the four options each day but once it is ordered they cannot change their mind later in the day.  The menus are shown below.

It is really important that everyone remembers we cannot accept cash payments for lunches at this time.  We are not using the biometric finger system and we have no facilities at this time to safely collect and process cash.  All payments needs to be made, in advance via the new app, My Child At School (MCAS).  Details of this app have been text to all parents but please contact the office if you need any help setting this up.  It is very important you have credit on your account before your child orders a lunch or we may not be able to provide it for them.  All meal options are £2.50.   Any balances parents held on the previous payment system, SCOPAY, will be transferred across to MCAS next week.  If you choose not to use the app then you will need to provide a packed lunch for your child during this time.

Children eligible for the income related free school meals will request their lunch in the same way with credits automatically applied for their meals. 

Autumn Menu


Here is the latest update for our return to school next week:

Update 3 September

Re-Opening Handbook

Wider Re-Opening Risk Assessment

In line with the information above, we have also updated some of our policies.  Please find below, addendums to our Attendance and Behaviour Policies.

Attendance Policy Addendum

Behaviour Policy Addendum

Finally, the government have just released some information to support families and students with returning to school. Parents are encouraged to visit  here  for information and practical guidance to help plan for their children’s return to school. 

Should further guidance or changes to guidance become available in this ever-changing situation, we will share this with you as soon as we can. 

3rd July
Please find below an update on schools re-opening and our end of term arrangements.

Update 3 July


16th June - North Yorkshire School Transport - Information for Years 10 and 12
North Yorkshire County Council has set up an online registration form for students who currently require their usual Home to School Transport.  Students who usually access NYCC Home to school transport are required to register via an online form to access this transport each week. The ‘Book School Transport’ form is available here . 
Parents will need to complete the form on a weekly basis (cut off times for each week are detailed on the North Yorkshire webpage). The academy does not have any further information so if you have any questions please contact North Yorkshire County Council.

15th June - Exams Information for Years 11 and 13
Further information has been issued by Ofqual regarding this year's exams and the new system for awarding grades.  Information to support parents, carers, students and schools can be found  here .

12th June
Please find below our weekly update for parents, carers and students.

Weekly Update

12th June
We are looking forward to welcoming our Year 10 students from Monday.  Please find below a letter to help you prepare for returning.  We can't wait to see you!

Year 10 Guidance

8th June
Please find below a letter outlining our provision for Year 10 and Year 12 from 15th June.  

Y10 & Y12 Return

5th June
Please find below our first update for the new half term.

Summer Week 1 Update

26th May
Following our letter on Friday and recent government announcements, please find below a letter about the arrangements for Airedale Academy. 

Phased Return

22nd May
Please find below a letter outlining our phased approach to re-opening schools. 

Re-Opening Plans

16th May
As mentioned in our letter yesterday, we are asking parents to complete a survey regarding a return to school.  The survey can be found below and we are asking you to complete a survey for each child at Airedale Academy.

Return to School Survey


15th May
Please find attached our latest update.

Week 7 Further Update

11th May
Please find below a letter in response to recent government announcements about schools.

Week 7 Update

28th April
As we move into week 6, please find attached a letter giving our latest updates.

Week 6 Update

17th April
Please find below a letter giving you an update at the end of week 4  and outlining changes to our emergency childcare provision from next week.

Week 4 Update

3rd April 
Please find below a letter giving you an update at the end of week 2.

Week 2 Update

1st April
Please see the letter below for an update on our Free School Meals voucher scheme and how this will change after the Easter holidays.

FSM Update

31st March
Potential Scam: The government has advised that some parents across the UK have received an email stating  ‘As schools will be closing, if you’re entitled to free school meals, please send your bank details and we’ll make sure you’re supported’.

We can confirm that this is a scam email and is not official. We urge parents that if you receive any emails like this, please do not respond, and delete it immediately.  If you have any concerns about emails you think may be from us please do call us to check.  The academy phones are available 8.30am until 2.30pm each day or you can contact us at

27th March
Please find below a letter giving you an update at the end of week 1.

Week 1 Update

20th March 2020 3pm
Please find below a letter confirming our closure from today and the childcare provision to the children of key workers who have no means of keeping their child/children at home as well as vulnerable students.

Academy Closure

20th March 2020 9am
The Government published the full list of jobs which are considered key workers after midnight last night, details below. If you fall within the definition of key worker and will require emergency childcare provided by the school, please contact us by 10am this morning with the details set out in yesterday’s letter (also below).

Health and Social Care
This includes but is not limited to doctors, nurses, midwives, paramedics, social workers, care workers, and other frontline health and social care staff including volunteers; the support and specialist staff required to maintain the UK’s health and social care sector; those working as part of the health and social care supply chain, including producers and distributers of medicines and medical and personal protective equipment.

Education and Childcare
This includes nursery and teaching staff, social workers and those specialist education professionals who must remain active during the COVID-19 response to deliver this approach.

Key Public Services
This includes those essential to the running of the justice system, religious staff, charities and workers delivering key frontline services, those responsible for the management of the deceased, and journalists and broadcasters who are providing public service broadcasting.

Local and National Government
This only includes those administrative occupations essential to the effective delivery of the COVID-19 response or delivering essential public services such as the payment of benefits, including in government agencies and arms length bodies.

Food and other Necessary Goods
This includes those involved in food production, processing, distribution, sale and delivery as well as those essential to the provision of other key goods (for example hygienic and veterinary medicines).

Public Safety and National Security
This includes police and support staff, Ministry of Defence civilians, contractor and armed forces personnel (those critical to the delivery of key defence and national security outputs and essential to the response to the COVID-19 pandemic), fire and rescue service employees (including support staff), National Crime Agency staff, those maintaining border security, prison and probation staff and other national security roles, including those overseas.

This includes those who will keep the air, water, road and rail passenger and freight transport modes operating during the COVID-19 response, including those working on transport systems through which supply chains pass.

Utilities, Communication and Financial Services
This includes staff needed for essential financial services provision (including but not limited to workers in banks, building societies and financial market infrastructure), the oil, gas, electricity and water sectors (including sewerage), information technology and data infrastructure sector and primary industry supplies to continue during the COVID-19 response, as well as key staff working in the civil nuclear, chemicals, telecommunications (including but not limited to network operations, field engineering, call centre staff, IT and data infrastructure, 999 and 111 critical services), postal services and delivery, payments providers and waste disposal sectors.

If workers think they fall within the critical categories above they should confirm with their employer that, based on their business continuity arrangements, their specific role is necessary for the continuation of this essential public service.