UPDATED AUGUST 6, 2020
Following the most recent Government announcement and instructions, we can confirm that Bath Academy remains ‘open’ with staff continuing to operate onsite and remotely with a view to ensuring continuity of education, to answer any queries, and we continue to accept applications for both Academic and English courses.
Bath Academy will NOT be open to students on exam results days, please go to our Exams page for more information.
We have been busy getting our college ready to welcome students, following all required government guidelines, including the BSA Covid-Safe Charter (see below) for safety and social distancing within the college.
- Our college will be re-opening on August 24th when we will host Reset Courses (short Resit Courses) to those students who wish to have further tuition before taking the Autumn Exams. These will take place onsite (with our Covid-safe regulations in place), online, or a combination of both (Blended Learning). To find out more about our approach to Blended Learning please see our FAQ’s.
CONTINUITY OF EDUCATION
All our other courses including GCSE, A-LEVEL, RESIT, and UFP courses will start as normal for the new academic year with Student Registration on the 7th of September and classes commencing on the 14th of September. To see our full Academic Calendar click here.
International students studying English Courses will continue to have flexible start dates as courses will be held all year round with both face-to-face teaching and online options from the 24th of August.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS – COVID-19
Please find below a document answering our most frequently asked questions about re-opening at the end of August. If your question is not answered here, please do not hesitate to email us on email@example.com or call 01225 334 577 and we will give you more information.
WE ARE GOOD TO GO!
Bath Academy is pleased to announce that we have been recognised by Visit England with the ‘We’re Good to Go’ certificate which means we have put all the UK Government and English UK safety recommendations in place, and we’re ready to welcome students!
What does this mean?
Staying Covid-19 secure in 2020:
- We have carried out a COVID-19 risk assessment and shared the results with the people who work here
- We have cleaning, handwashing and hygiene procedures in line with guidance
- We have taken all reasonable steps to help people work from home
- We have taken all reasonable steps to maintain a 2m distance in the workplace
- Where people cannot be 2m apart, we have done everything practical to manage transmission risk
Bath Academy is adopting the Boarding Schools’ Association ‘Covid Safe Charter.’ The Charter confirms that we will comply with all government guidance and rules as well as the additional requirements of the Charter with regard to student safety and welfare.
The BSA Covid-Safe Charter includes measures that schools must implement or undertake prior to reopening. Preparation includes deep-cleaning, testing and medical procedures, staff training, arrival procedures for international students, and clear advise given to students, parents and agents.
When schools are open, guidelines cover many issues such as hygiene requirements, social distancing in the college, new fire evacuation procedures, and clear notices displayed so all information is easily visible for students.
For international students, there will be new arrival procedures following COVID guidelines including confirmation of the arrangements for collecting the pupil from the point of arrival in the country, transport to school and quarantine procedures.
We will continue to offer both residence and homestay options to our students. Please note that both places have very limited availability.
Our residence has to follow strict UK Government guidelines to reduce the risk of Covid-19. We will be working with our homestay hosts to ensure our students are safe in homestays. They will be given clear guidance for keeping their homes clean Covid-19 secure. As the situation in the UK evolves, we will maintain regular contact with them, so they are aware of both our guidelines and the UK Government’s. Guidance on self-isolation will be included in the pre-arrival information and can also be found on the UK Government Website: www.gov.uk/coronavirus.