Beechcliffe Special School

Emergency Closure: School is closed today due to an emergency | Re-opens on: 20/04/2020 | Last Updated: 17/03/2020 (View all emergency closures)

Notes: Beechcliffe school is closed from tomorrow due to high levels of absences linked to Covid 19 symptoms. We will update you as soon as we have more information.

Emergency Closure: School is closed today due to an emergency | Re-opens on: 05/06/2020 | Last Updated: 18/03/2020 (View all emergency closures)

Notes: Beechcliffe school is closed from tomorrow due to high levels of absences linked to Covid 19 symptoms. We will update you as soon as we have more information. Dear Parents/ Carers, School Closure due to difficulties related to Coronavirus (Covid 19) The school leadership have been following the advice from the Government, DFE and Public Health England. We are working closely with the LA and other special schools throughout this developing crisis with coronavirus (Covid 19). Last night (16.3.20) the guidance changed as follows: 1. although the guidance is titled "Protecting older people and vulnerable adults", nevertheless it states "any age member of a vulnerable group with an underlying health condition" which it explains means "anyone instructed to get a flu jab each year on medical grounds" 2. the Public Health England guidance then describes these medical grounds as including people with "a learning disability or cerebral palsy". 3. it gives prescribed steps for 'social distancing' that include: "avoid non-essential use of public transport", "avoid large gatherings, and gatherings in smaller public spaces such as pubs, cinemas, restaurants, theatres" and "avoid gatherings with friends and family. Keep in touch using remote technology". Beechcliffe Schools leadership, along with other special schools, have taken the view that this new guidance suggests that a special school environment, with daily PTS transport journeys, is a riskier place for your child to be during the 'delay phase' of the epidemic, than to be at home with you, where you can shield them from contact with others as far as is possible. This means that we will close both Beechcliffe School with effect from today, Wednesday 18th March along with the other special schools. We continue to meet and work closely with them, the Local Authority in Bradford and Public Health England and expect to give you our first update on 18.3.20. We know this will be a very difficult time for you all and apologise for this but we believe that your child's safety has to remain our priority. Yours sincerely Michelle Nichols Acting Head of School

Head Teacher Mrs Sue Haithwaite
School Name Beechcliffe Special School
Establishment Number 3807032
Address Green Head Road
Keighley
BD20 6ED
School Type Secondary School
Nature Community
Telephone 01535 603041
Fax Number 01535 691227
Website beechcliffeschool.org/
Office Email business@beechcliffeschool.org
Locality Keighley
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Additional Site(s)

Ash Valley School


2019/20 Opening Times

Start Time08:55
Finish Time
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15:00

School Holidays

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Number On Roll

Based on the January 2019 Census

Secondary Year 7 12
Secondary Year 8 21
Secondary Year 9 15
Secondary Year 10 28
Secondary Year 11 16
Higher Year 12 13
Higher Year 13 10
Higher Year 14 11

Level 1 Administrators

These people are the school's Level 1 Administrators.

  • Susan.Haithwaite
  • Kathryn.Murphy1
  • Michelle.Nichols
  • Sophie.Robinson
  • Suzanne.Craig1