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Havelock Academy

Our goal is to provide excellent opportunities in an open, positive and purposeful climate for all to achieve excellence, become lifelong learners and responsible, successful, well rounded citizens.

Ready to Return in March 2021

This is a 'one stop' page to support parents and carers in ensuring students are 'ready to return and ready to learn' when the academy re-opens.

All key dates, times, testing arrangements, details and supporting documents can be found below.

March return: Key information

Our latest letters to parents can be found in the links below. These detail the arrangements for each year group's return and for COVID-19 testing.

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Arrangements for returning in March 2021

Below is a summary of the arrangements for COVID testing and the staggered return to the academy, for each year group, from the week commencing Monday 8th March 2021. 



Who & When?

Monday 8th March

COVID Testing Only – students come into school for their test and return home

8.30am – 10.30am Year 10

11.00am – 1.00pm Year 11

1.30pm – 2.30pm Year 12 & 13

Tuesday 9th March

COVID Testing Only – students come into school for their test and return home

8.30am – 10.30am Year 7

11.00am – 1.00pm Year 8

1.30pm – 3.30pm Year 9

Return to school for Year 10, 11, 12, 13

8.20am – 8.30am Year 10, 11, 12 & 13

Wednesday 10th March

All students return to academy

8.20am – 8.30am welcome.  Students should report to their normal line up areas.

Thursday 11th March – Tuesday 16th March

Students receive second and third COVID Tests while in school

Students will be collected throughout the day and escorted to the testing site for their tests. They will then return to lessons as per their timetable.

Wednesday 17th March

Home testing commences

More information to follow from the academy regarding home testing

If you would like your child to receive the 3 COVID tests, please complete the online consent form available in the letter sent in MCAS (if you do not have access to this, please contact This must be done no later than Wednesday 3rd March. Any consent received after this date will not be included and your child will not be tested.  

Full details for the testing arrangements etc. can be found in letter 2 at the top of this webpage or by clicking here to access the letter. 

Uniform and equipment

Information about the academy uniform can be found here

We will have very limited access to changing facilities for PE lessons, and where possible these lessons will take place outside whenever the weather allows.  For the time being, on a day when a student has PE, they must come to school in their PE kit and wear it for the full day, with their blazer if they wish over the top for warmth.  As guidance is changing regularly, we will update you on this as soon as there is a change and we can return to using changing facilities in school. 

Students must bring their own equipment, including pen, pencil, ruler, protractor (but no compass), calculator and pencil crayons. For safety reasons, we are unable to lend students pens or any other equipment to avoid contamination. We recommend that equipment is cleaned each evening. Equipment can be purchased from Student Services at break and lunchtime, as well as after school.  

Students will also require a scientific calculator as part of their everyday equipment. Further detail about specification and availability to purchase from the academy at a reduced cost is available here

Covid19 Risk Assessment and related policies 

Our current risk assessment and remote learning arrangements can be found on our COVID19 webpage which can be accessed via the links at the top of the website or by clicking here

Related policies can also be found here:

Student guide

In September 2020, we put together a student guide to the academy to support students which is available here.

MCAS, news and well-being support

You can find our latest news and letters to parents/carers at this link here. Message will also be sent through the MCAS app.

If you do not have your login details for the MCAS app, you should contact the General Enquiries telephone number/email address above.

Below are some links to documents for local well-being support services and advice.