Horizons Specialist Academy Trust is closely monitoring the national and local situation and is following the official guidance from Public Health England. We receive daily updates from Public Health and we are liaising closely with our colleagues in Local Authorities.

We have been updating our plans as to how we will respond to the potential detection and spread of the Coronavirus.  This includes how we will manage either a partial closure of a school or schools due to staff absence, or closure of our schools if directed to do so by Public Health. 

Official guidance

GOV.UK advice page Coronavirus (COVID-19): what you need to do -

NHS website -

Letters from the Trust's CEO

Link to CEO's update on the Coronavirus sent to all our parents, carers, staff, governors and trustees on 18 March 2020 and letter to parents and carers on 15 May 2020 and  9 July 2020 

Trust academies

Each of the Trust's academies has its own web page dedicated to information and guidance related to the Coronavirus, and also providing resources and links to websites for those students who are not in school, as follows:

Free School Meals

The Department for Education (DfE) have developed a national voucher scheme to provide supermarket vouchers to family of pupils staying at home who eligible for free school meals.  If you thing you are eligible, or become eligible for free school meals during the Coronavirus outbreak.  Please see links below to the national free school meals application site, along with information on Local Authority websites for Stockton, Middlesbrough and Redcar & Clevelamd.

National website for applications for free school meals:

Stockton Borough Council: 

Middlesbrough Borough Council: 

Redcar & Cleveland Council: 

Horizons Specialist Academy Trust
Abbey Hill Academy
Ketton Road
TS19 8BU

Tel: 01642 677113


Horizons Specialist Academy Trust is a company limited by guarantee (Company No 08608287) and exempt charity registered in England and Wales.

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