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Parbold Douglas Church of England Academy


Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath, we have prioritised both the safety of all in our community and the provision of excellent education on the school site.


We are as resolute as ever in the pursuit of our vision: we want to see a world transformed by a generation of young people who are equipped with the passion, vision and skills needed to build God's Kingdom here on Earth, enacting positive global change. Whatever adaptations we make to the delivery of education, we continue to be driven by this ambition. 


On this page, you will find the latest information relating to our school response to COVID-19 and the control measures we have in place.


Parents, carers and guardians will continue to be notified of updates to policies and procedures via ParentApp. If you have any questions, please contact the school office.

COVID-19 'Return to school' strategy: Shining Even Brighter

As we welcomed all pupils back to school in March 2021, our ambition remained the same: we wanted every child to flourish, letting their light shine at home, in school and within their wider community.


Shining Even Brighter is our strategy for supporting pupils as they returned to on-site provision at school and as they continue to learn following the interruptions brought about by school closures. It sets out how we intend to build upon the work that we already do so that we meet the social, emotional, spiritual and academic needs of our pupils at such a crucial time.


Please follow the link below to find out more.

Remote learning provision


For information about our comprehensive remote learning offer, please visit our remote learning page.

COVID-19: Catch-up Premium 2020-21


In the 2020/21 academic year, schools received funding to support children and young people to catch up on missed learning caused by coronavirus (COVID-19).


Schools were able to use this funding for specific activities to support their pupils’ education recovery in line with the curriculum expectations in the actions for schools during the coronavirus outbreak guidance.


Schools were given the flexibility to use their funding in a way that suits their cohort and circumstances, with the expectation that it is used for specific activities which will help pupils catch up on missed learning.


More information about the 2020-21 Catch-up Premium can be found here.


The report below outlines our expenditure of the Catch-up Premium and the impact of the actions taken by our school to support pupils.

Looking To The Rainbow

In May 2020, we recorded a song of hope for all in our community. Throughout the pandemic, we have maintained our deeply Christian vision.

The recording includes singing by pupils, families and teachers from Parbold Douglas Church of England Academy (May 2020) as part of the Church of England's #FaithAtHome campaign.

‘Looking to The Rainbow’ is a song of hope for schools to perform during the Covid-19 pandemic. Backing track and instructions available for free download at #LookingToTheRainbow

‘Looking to The Rainbow’ written by Becky Drake, Copyright © 2020 Worship For Everyone (, Admin by Used by permission. All rights reserved. CCLI #7149948