Latest News and Updates

Spring Term 2021: School Closures

Following the Government announcement on Monday evening, all schools will be closed to pupils and students with effect from Tuesday 5th January.  However, children designated as being in key worker or other specific groups should attend school as usual, irrespective of their year groups (please note that we may need to create new “bubbles” for this period of time, but will apply all safety measures identified in our risk assessments).
All other pupils and students will switch to remote learning with online teaching beginning as soon as possible. We will try to ensure that remote learning is the best that it can be.

For more information, please see a letter from Karen Grimes, Chief Executive Officer, here:  National Lockdown, 5-Jan-21

Bacton Primary  01449 781367
Cedars Park Primary  01449 778230
Mendlesham Primary  01449 766224
Stowupland High  01449 674827

Free School Meal Vouchers

Further to our recent newsletter, we are pleased to report that all Trust schools are now registered with a national company.  Parents/carers will be receiving supermarket vouchers to the value of £15.00 per week shortly and these will be sent by email.  Please note that payments will be backdated so that families will also receive vouchers to cover the first week of term (Tuesday 5th January to Friday 8th January).

Pupils presently attending school will receive their midday meal in the usual way.

We believe that a voucher scheme provides the best value for money for families.  The company we are using, WONDE, has a very good reputation, but should you experience any difficulties, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s school, or the Trust’s office on [email protected]

A guidance document on how to access the vouchers along with some frequently asked questions is here:  How to access your vouchers and FAQs


Coronavirus: Trust Update

Trust Update – December 2020

For advice on travelling to school on the bus, please see the poster from Suffolk County Council here:  transport Covid-19 Poster

You can find all previous updates and information below:

Please find the Trust Risk Assessments here:  JMAT Strategic Risk Framework for Wider Opening, June 2020;   COVID-19 Educational Settings Risk Assessment- June 2020

Trust Update no.10_ November 2020

JMAT Strategic Risk Framework for Full Opening- August 2020

Trust Update no.9_ September 2020

Trust Update no.8 July 2020

FAQs for Primary Parents/Carers, 19-May-20

Trust Update no.6 April 2020

Coronavirus Trust Update no. 5   26-March-20

Minister Ford’s open letter to the SEND sector  26-March-20

Coronavirus Trust Update no. 4 20-March-20

Coronavirus_ Trust Update no. 3  19-March-20

Coronavirus_ Trust Update no. 2  18-March-20 

Coronavirus General Information no.1 16-March-20

The DfE updates their information on a regular basis and you can find a link to their website here:

There is also some advice on mental health and wellbeing here: