Update: School open to all pupils

Following the government's announcement regarding the requirements for schools to support the National Testing Programme for Covid-19, we are going to be utilising an additional INSET day (as agreed by the government) to enable us to undertake the necessary training and planning required to effectively deliver the rapid coronavirus testing of pupils and staff from January 2021 to identify asymptomatic cases.

The Key Education Centre is categorised as an Alternative Provision and due to the INSET that we already had planned on the first day of term, pupils at The Key will be expected to return for face-to-face teaching on Wednesday 6th January.

Further updates on our Covid-19 page:

  • National Testing Programme

  • Letter from Mrs Forde-Nassey

  • Testing Consent Forms

  • Testing Privacy Notices

Pupils and staff are required to wear face coverings in corridors and other communal areas. Some staff and pupils may be exempt from this guidance.

Visitors and parents/carers are required to wear face coverings on entering the building. We request that all visits to the centre are by appointment only.

The Key Education Centre

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Our Ethos

We provide a safe and caring environment, which effectively removes barriers to learning and engagement through respect and resilience.

Our aim is to raise aspirations and achievement for every child

About The Key:

The Key Education Centre offers education for children who are temporarily unable to attend school because of the following reasons:

• they have been permanently excluded from school

• they are at risk of being permanently excluded from school

• they are unable to access school because they are emotionally vulnerable

• they are unable to access school because they are facing an absence of 15+ continuous school days due to ill health.

All referrals to The Key Education Centre are made by Headteachers

Our Values

At The Key Education Centre, we have decided to focus particularly on embedding the following three values throughout our practice. We encourage our pupils to incorporate these values in their everyday lives.

Respect Resilience Aspiration

The Key was last inspected in February 2018 and was graded 'Good' by inspectors.

Important dates for your diary

Friday 27th November 2020 - INSET DAY

Monday 4th January 2021 - INSET DAY

​Monday 19th April 2021 - INSET DAY

Friday 18th June - INSET DAY



Paper copies of the information displayed on this website can be provided on request.