Start of Term Arrangements

The closure of schools for most students since the end of March has led to very different ways of working for all staff and students. You will be aware that the Government has announced that all students, in all year groups, will return to school full-time from the beginning of the Autumn Term. The Government has provided guidance for schools to follow in order to plan for the safe return of all students. A significant amount of work is required to put in place the appropriate interventions and adaptations to enable us to reopen safely. Our priority will be to provide as safe an environment as possible to minimise any risk for both staff and students.

We have introduced a series of systems and arrangements to ensure everyone remains safe. It is important you and your child are aware of these new measures. On this page you will find links to our reopening programme for September and our Student Covid-19 Protocol which we would like you to read carefully with your child. Our Behaviour Policy (here) and Covid-19 addendum (here) can also be found in the policies area of the website. We will continue to update this information and upload any additional information to this page, as required, should the situation change either regionally or nationally.

It is important that parents are aware that teachers are in the position of parents/carers whilst students are in school. It is essential that students follow the Covid-19 Student Protocol and our Behaviour Policy to ensure the safety of students, staff and their families. If at any time students fail to follow the Behaviour Policy and Student Protocol or act in a manner that jeopardises the school or the safety of others, parents will be contacted immediately.

If your child is unwell or we need to contact you regarding behaviour it is vital school has the correct contact details and those of emergency contacts. Please make sure that your contact details are up-to-date. If you do need to update us please email

Please see the arrangements for the start of term below.

Year groups need to attend according to the Start of Term Arrangements programme below for Tuesday 8th, Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th September. 

Please note that both the return to school programme and school day information are provisional and may be subject to change at any time, depending on current circumstances and government advice, so consult the school website regularly for any updates.

Download the programme here

Covid-19 Protocol

The link below takes you to our Student Covid-19 Protocol for the return to school in September. Can you please take time to read through this carefully over the summer with your child. This document may be subject to further updates depending on emerging government advice.

Covid-19 Protocol

School Day Timings

Once our induction programme has finished from Friday 9th September onwards there will be some slight changes to the normal finishing times of the school day. 

These changes to timings are necessary to support the organisation of a safe return to school for all students in September. There will be no changes to the start time of the school day.

Can students please remember to bring extra equipment as listed here.


Due to COVID19 the machines that students use in school to add money to their account will still be out of use in September so please do not bring money into school.

Parent/Carers of Year 7 students - you will receive a letter in the post the week commencing 31st August 2020 with the information you will need to set up an online payment account for your child.

Parent/Carer of Year 8-Year 13 students - If you haven't already set up an online payment account please email the Finance department and they will send you the information you will need to set up an account. They will need your child's name, address and Year group they will be in in September 2020.


Contact Details

Jesmond Park Academy
Jesmond Park West
Newcastle Upon Tyne

Tel: +44(0)191 2818486
Fax: +44(0)191 2810381

Use postcode NE7 7HN, the main entrance is on Newton Road

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