Year 5 Parents

As we are currently unable to offer tours to prospective parents, we are inviting you to email any questions you may have to and one of our Senior Leaders will come back to you.


Face coverings:
As you are aware, the Government has updated its guidance on wearing of facemasks in communal areas (corridors etc) in educational settings. This guidance, issued in the last week, makes it clear that face coverings are only needed in schools that are in areas subject to coronavirus restrictions or local lockdowns. Southend is not one of those areas.

Taking into account this guidance, Belfairs Academy will not be asking students to wear face coverings in communal areas.

However, we understand and acknowledge parents may wish for their children to wear face coverings in corridors and communal areas. This will be at your discretion as a parent and staff will not ask students to wear them.

If parents wish for their child to wear a face covering in communal areas, they will be expected to bring in their own. These must be made of plain black material or can be disposable masks. No other masks will be allowed.

Students will not need to wear a face covering during break and lunch time as they will remain in their bubble and not mix with other year groups. In addition, students will not be permitted to wear face coverings in their classroom as per Government guidance.

Guidance video:

Please ensure that you click the link below to watch the guidance video with your child before their arrival to the Academy in September.

September Guidance Video

Risk Assessment:


A proud member of Legra Academy Trust

We hope the website provides enough information for you to sense the flavour of what Belfairs Academy has to offer young people and their families. You are warmly invited to see us in action at any time by arranging a visit.

Our aims are for Belfairs academy to become a 'culture of excellence' in education, as recognised in our Ofsted report. To help us achieve our aim we work closely with our families to ensure that all our students are committed to learning and develop the character necessary to take advantage of the opportunities provided.

We are passionate about making a difference to the lives of our young people, ensuring that they have every opportunity to succeed by identifying and nurturing each one's individual talents from Year 7 through to Year 13. Our well - qualified teachers and highly effective operational staff are committed to providing an education that ensures every student achieves excellence and becomes a leader, within a safe and happy learning environment. Our report from Ofsted states; 'we have established a culture where pupils have excellent attitudes to learning. They are proud of their school, are self-disciplined and their conduct around the school is exemplary'.

We are very proud of our academy and are looking forward to meeting you.

Bev Williams
Principal/CEO, Legra Academy Trust