Welcome to our school website!
I am pleased to announce that as from 1 September 2022 we have become a member of the Solihull Academy Alternative Provision Multi Academy Trust. Our new name is Daylesford Academy and the logo is visible above. We will be continuing to provide a first class supportive educational experience for all our pupils as well as enhancing their learning journey through accessing the benefits that being part of a Multi Academy Trust can bring.
Daylesford Academy is a caring school where staff understand the difficulties the pupils have accessing education. Pupils are encouraged to believe in their abilities to overcome their barriers to learning. The Pupils are at the heart of every decision we make to ensure that they are happy and confident learners and with your support, are working together to ensure they achieve academically, socially and emotionally.
At Daylesford Academy we believe that pupils should be curious about their learning. Our intent is to implement a curriculum that has an impact on pupils’ learning. Staff have worked hard to ensure that it will foster a passion for learning, where individual talents can be nurtured and knowledge retained.
We are a ‘Restorative’ School. Through the use of ‘Restorative Practice’ it enables those who have been harmed to convey the impact of the harm to those responsible, and for those responsible to acknowledge this impact and take steps to put it right.
The school has a dedicated team of both Teaching and Support Staff that work hard to reach high standards in everything we do. We endeavour to foster successful relationships with parents/carers and the local community. We firmly believe that education is a partnership between home and school and regard you as an active partner in your child’s education and value your interest and support.
Daylesford Academy has an excellent careers programme which is evidenced through our Gatsby Benchmark (Please click on the Careers tag for further information).
I hope that this website will give you as much information as possible about our school, the staff and the many activities that our pupils enjoy throughout the curriculum. It will continue to grow overtime so please watch this space!
Household support – Christmas holiday 2022
To all families in receipt of Free School Meals:
A payment of £30 per child will be provided as food support for families in receipt of benefits-related free school meals, for the Christmas holiday period. Vouchers will be issued by the start of the holiday. Our Here2Help (https://www.solihull.gov.uk/COVID-19/here2help) provide details of additional food provision and essential utilities to support families with children, other vulnerable households and individuals. Our HAF Activities page (https://www.solihull.gov.uk/children-and-family-support/Holiday-Activities-Food-Programme) provides information on activities which are free to children on benefits-related free school meals during the Christmas, Easter and Summer school holidays. You can keep up to date with future HAF activities by signing up to our HAF Stay Connected alerts (https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/UKSOLIHULL/subscriber/new).
For more information, please contact
Education Free School Meals Team email@example.com
Group A Streptococcal Infections in England
It is by the respiratory route so good respiratory hygiene should be practiced as standard.
- Good respiratory hygiene should be encouraged (covering noses and mouths with disposable tissues when coughing or sneezing and discarding it after use).
- Good hand hygiene should also be encouraged (after using the toilet and before eating as per usual but also after coughing, sneezing or assisting others with respiratory hygiene).
- Parents/carers to seek medical advice and antibiotic treatment for children
- Individuals with scarlet fever should be excluded from school until they have been on a course of antibiotics for at least 24 hours. Individuals who do not take antibiotic treatment will be infectious for two to three weeks.
- Avoid sharing contaminated eating utensils, cups and glasses, clothes, baths, bed linen or towels.
- Avoid touching any open or weeping wounds (streptococcal skin infections such as impetigo are cause by the same bacteria as scarlet fever).
All examination results will be available for collection from the school between 10.00am and 12 noon on Thursday 25 August 2022.
HAF Programme Summer 2022
The holiday activities and food programme (HAF) provides support to children who receive free school meals through holiday periods.
If your child qualifies please copy and paste the link below into your browser for further information:
Changes to the self-isolation period for those who test positive for COVID-19
From Monday 17 January, people who are self-isolating with COVID-19 will have the option to reduce their isolation period after 5 full days if they test negative with a lateral flow device (LFD) test on both day 5 and day 6 and they do not have a temperature. For example, if they test negative on the morning of day 5 and the morning of day 6, they can return to their education or childcare setting immediately on day 6.
The first test must be taken no earlier than day 5 of the self-isolation period, and the second must be taken the following day. All test results should be reported to NHS Test and Trace.
If the result of either of their tests is positive, they should continue to self-isolate until they get negative results from two LFD tests on consecutive days or until they have completed 10 full days of self-isolation, whichever is earliest.
Anyone who is unable to take LFD tests or anyone who continues to have a temperature will need to complete the full 10 day period of self-isolation.
Further information on self-isolation for those with COVID-19 is available.
Pupils who are a close contact of someone who has symptoms or confirmed COVID-19
Pupils who have been identified as a close contact of a suspected or confirmed case of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, irrespective of vaccination status and age, will be contacted directly, required to self-isolate immediately and asked to book a PCR test. They will be informed by the local health protection team or NHS Test and Trace if they fall into this category and provided with details about self-isolation.
Pupils are not required to self-isolate if they live in the same household as someone with COVID-19 who is not a suspected or confirmed case of the Omicron variant, or are a close contact of someone with COVID-19 who is not a suspected or confirmed case of the Omicron variant, and any of the following apply:
- they are fully vaccinated
- they are below the age of 18 years and 6 months
- they have taken part in or are currently part of an approved COVID-19 vaccine trial
- they are not able to get vaccinated for medical reasons
Free School Meals
Household support – October half term
If you have already registered and are entitled to free school meals in Solihull, you will automatically receive your voucher and therefore do not need to contact the council. If approved, vouchers will be issued on Friday 22 October 2021.
For more information, please contact
Household support team firstname.lastname@example.org.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION – VACCINATIONS FOR OVER 18s.
Please see letter from Louise Rees, Director of Children’s Services regarding children returning to school under the COVID 19 tab.
Please see latest attendance guidance for pupils returning on 8th March under COVID 19 tab.
An exciting day for Summerfield, we joined a school in Wazirabad Pakistan for a live online Science lesson! We have forged a link with the school and will be engaging in future online learning opportunities.