School Status - COVID-19

Addendum to CP Policy

Childcare provision will reopen at Plains Farm from Monday 1st June . If you are a key worker and require provision please contact us via our emergency number or email us.

Our emergency contact number for all queries is 07470 620815 or please email us at

School Closure: Free School Meal Info

From 23/3/2020 until further notice the school will be closed to the majority of children. The school are making childcare provision for children of key workers and vulnerable children only.

The Government have stressed that every child who can be safely cared for at home should be and you can use the link below to review the Childcare Requirements section for further details.

Places will be limited, linked to our available staffing numbers each day. The ongoing availability of childcare will be assessed on a daily basis, subject to our capacity to staff the provision appropriately.

Please note that if we are unable to open at any point due to staffing absences/isolation, parents/carers will be notified as soon as possible.

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If you are struggling to provide daily basics for your family during this difficult time, click on the link below to find your local foodbank provider
Sunderland Food Bank

Sunderland Echo Food Bank



Thank you to everyone who made donations for Sunderland Foodbank on our Wellbeing Friday. Your generosity is very much appreciated.

Welcome to Plains Farm Academy Website Plains Farm Academy Vision:

At Plains Farm Academy, we provide a broad, balanced, rich, varied and stimulating, creative curriculum which motivates, challenges and inspires all to have the highest aspirations and standards, ensuring excellence for everyone on their learning journey enabling them to reach their full potential as responsible citizens. Our safe, secure and nurturing environment encourages all to be caring, honest and happy individuals who have tolerance and respect for all within school and the wider community. We strive to ensure all learners are reflective, demonstrate resilience and are independent within their own successes and enjoy their journey with us at Plains Farm Academy.

Lesley Cassidy - Headteacher


For any queries please feel free to contact our Head Teacher Miss L Cassidy or our School Business Manager Mrs L Dodds on:

(0191) 520 3109


Inspire Multi Academy Trust
Please note:

Plains Farm Academy is apart of the Inspire Multi Academy Trust alongside Farringdon, New Penshaw, Burnside and Fatfield Academies.
If you would like to know more, please don't hesitate to use our contact section found at the top of the page or our other websites below:-


Farringdon New Penshaw Burnside Fatfield

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