Over the past week, John Cabot Academy has remained open to vulnerable students and the children of key workers. However, the Cabot Learning Federation is now closing the majority of its school sites in order to concentrate its resources, which will help keep staff and students safe. Therefore, as of Monday 30th March, the Academy site will be completely closed to all students and staff.

Of course, we remain committed to supporting families who need to send their children into school. From 30th March, vulnerable students and the children of key workers are welcome at Hanham Woods Academy Memorial Rd, Hanham, Bristol BS15 3LA. John Cabot Academy staff will also be based there, and will be able to help our students familiarise themselves with the new setting.

More information about our service at Hanham Woods Academy

Please be assured that we will provide a similar service at Hanham Woods Academy to the one we have been providing at John Cabot Academy.

  • The hours (8:40am to 3pm) remain the same, and the day’s activities will be broadly similar to those at JCA: a mixture of online learning, sport and reading.
  • Unless your child is in receipt of free school meals, please can your child please bring money for lunch or bring a packed lunch.
  • Students should wear their own clothes and wear something suitable to do PE in, as there will be opportunity to go outside and join in sports.
  • Students are reminded that they need to follow all the rules about social distancing. This includes keeping 2 metres from others, washing hands regularly, and avoiding non-essential travel.

If you have any concerns, please do email jcainfo@clf.uk and we’ll be in touch.