Following the appalling news of a break in at the Wyke Food Bank, Appleton Academy and Exceed Academies Trust are working together with the local schools to collect donations to support families who will rely on the support of the food bank over the Christmas period.

If you are able donate any of the following items, the Academy will arrange to deliver these to the food bank. Please take them to the community room or your child can bring donations into school.

Thank you in advance.

Tinned tomatoes/pasta sauce
Lentils, beans and pulses
Tinned meat
Tinned vegetables
Tinned fruit
UHT milk
Fruit juice
Hygiene products

Exceed Academies Trust is consulting on it's school admission policies for the 2020-2021 academic year.  The proposed policies would come into effect in September 2020.

The link providing further details about the consultation can be found below.  Exceed Academies Trust welcomes comments and views, which can be submitted up to the consultation deadline on 28 December 2018.



The parent evening for current Year 7 students will take place on Monday 15 October 2018.  The booking system for appointments with your children's teachers is now open on ParentPay.

We would like to thank all parents, children and students for your patience and understanding today.  The level of illness we have experienced amongst staff and students has been unprecedented.  The decision to close the Academy was not one that was taken lightly.  However, as a result of the number of people having to leave due to being sick or feeling unwell, we were left with little choice but to take this extraordinary action.
We are aware that there has been some speculation about what has caused people to be unwell.  We would like to reassure everyone that, having spoken to a number of partners, we believe that this sickness bug is a viral illness that has spread as a result of someone unknowingly coming to school while unwell.  We take cleanliness and hygiene extremely seriously and hold our cleaning and catering colleagues to the highest standards.  We do not believe this bug has come about because of any lack of care or attention to these areas.
Nevertheless, due to the high number of people who have actually been unwell while at school today, we have arranged for our cleaning and site staff to undertake a thorough clean of the building, which will be completed on Friday afternoon.  We expect to open as normal on Monday.
We hope that everyone who has been unwell gets better quickly.  If anyone is ill over the weekend, we would ask parents to keep children at home for a full 48 hours after this has passed.  This will allow us to ensure that the bug does not continue to spread.
We are extremely sorry for any inconvenience the decision to close today has caused.  If you do have any further concerns, please contact us on 01274 600550 on Monday.

The Academy will be closed to all students on Monday 29 October 2018 due to a staff training day.  This means that students will now return after the half term break on Tuesday 30 October 2018.  We apologise for any inconvenience this change of term date may cause.  For more details about the closure, please read the attached letter.

School Closure - Monday 29 October 2018