Queen Alexandra Road, Sunderland, Tyne And Wear SR2 9HE

0191 5947982


Hill View Junior Academy

Best for the children

HVJ Response to COVID19

During this unprecedented time, at Hill View Junior Academy we will endeavour to keep parents aware of any changes and updates regarding the closure of schools.


FSM - Following new government guidance around FSM, after Easter those who are entitled to FSM will receive a voucher.  We will contact those who qualify by the end of the week with further information.


28th May 2020

Dear Parents and carers,

I am writing to you to advise you of the finalised arrangements that we will have in place to prepare for the partial reopening of school on 1st June. School will be open to all year 6 pupils and those children of key workers who have indicated that they require a place on Monday 1st June. Please do not send your child to school unless you responded on the survey that you wanted a place.

The risk assessment which is specific to our school site is now published on the website home page.

Please remember:

  • That there is a one-way system in operation for entry and exit from the yard - entrance is via the Queen Alexandra Road entrance and exit is via the Stannington Road exit. This will prevent congestion and allow for social distancing to be observed.
  • No more than one parent/carer will be on the yard with their child, and we ask that you respect the 2 metre social distancing rule. Pupils do not need to be brought onto the yard by an adult as staff will be supervising the yard.
  • No equipment (including phones - as these can’t be safely stored without contamination) is to be brought from home, and no equipment will be brought home from school – this is to reduce cross contamination.
  • Pupils should come in training shoes to avoid bags being carried in. The only item to be brought from home is a packed lunch and water bottle that needs to be filled from home.

Children should attend at the times indicated below in school uniform (but can wear trainers), and have a coat, as the intention is to have some lessons outdoors weather permitting. The same school rules apply - no jewellery, nail varnish or coloured hair.

School meals – if your child is attending school and is entitled to free school meals a packed lunch will be provided by school (there will not be a voucher provided). If you normally pay for your childs meals and still require a lunch this will be a packed lunch, and payment should be made online. If you normally pay for a hot meal but do not require one please email the school office. There will no longer be free packed lunches provided for key workers children.

To ensure that social distancing can be observed please only come onto the yard for the following time:

6DW on yard for 8.30 am pick up/ leave at 3pm.  Enter/leave by Year 6 doors

6JS on yard for 8.35 am pick up/ leave at 3.05pm. Enter/leave by Year 5 doors

6SY on yard for 8.40 am pick up/leave at 3.10pm.  Enter/leave by Year 6 doors

6CF on yard for 8.45 am pick up/ leave at 3.15pm. Enter/leave by Year 5 doors

Key workers (unless year 6, who should join their class) on yard for 8.50 am pickup/leave 3.15pm. Enter/leave by Year 4 doors

If parents of the above groups can share the above arrangements with their children so they have an understanding that there will be changes when they return to school.

Again, can I thank you all for your support and patience during these trying times.


Kind Regards,

Tricia Bevan

Please see below for all correspondence regarding this. Just click on the name of the letter to download.


Letter from the Headteacher (23.03.2020)


COVID-19 Letter Regarding Keyworkers


Home Learning Letter

Please be aware that the school office opening times will be 8:45am until 3:15pm