Welcome to Blackfriars Academy, a very special place to be educated where every student is valued as an individual. As a staff we work in partnership with parents and carers, taking our responsibility very seriously to provide a personalised education that breaks down barriers to learning and equipping students for the next stage in their lives.

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A Blackfriars’ Education

All students admitted to Blackfriars have an Education, Health Care Plan (EHCP) Click on the tabs below to see how a Blackfriars’ education is organised to meet the students’ Communication and Interaction targets; their Cognitive and Learning targets, their Social, Mental and  Emotional targets and their Physical and sensory targets.

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Dec 10, 2018

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Term dates

Autumn half-term
Monday 29 October - Friday 2 November 2018
School opens on Monday 5 November 2018

Winter holiday
Friday 21 December 2018 - Friday 4 January 2019
School opens on Monday 7 January 2019

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Upcoming events


Pupils' Christmas Lunch

Pupils' Christmas Lunch

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