Coronavirus update: 30th May 2020

Update on school plans for re-opening

Following on from the Government’s announcement, where they confirmed that schools can begin reopening from the 1st June, we can now update you on our planning for a phased and gradual return to school for our pupils.

In the first instance, Blacklands will be able to welcome back our Community Classrooms, followed by our Reception children. Year 1 and then Year 6 will follow:

Date Year Group
Mon 1st June INSET
Tue 2nd June Community Classrooms
Wed 3rd June Reception
Mon 8th June Year 1
Mon 22nd June Year 6

Full details can be found here.

We should all continue to follow health guidance:

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Welcome from our Principal

Welcome to Ark Blacklands Primary Academy. We are a community primary school which works very closely with Ark Little Ridge and Ark Castledown Primary Academy to serve the local children of Hastings.

At Ark Blacklands we are extremely proud of the fact that Ofsted has graded us as outstanding in all areas. This means that by sending your child to our school, you will know that they are receiving the very best education, in a vibrant and nurturing setting. 
We put English and mathematics at the heart of our primary curriculum. Skills learnt in these subjects provide the foundations for all learning. Our enrichment activities allow opportunities for our pupils to develop skills in other areas of the curriculum.

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