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January Opening Times

December 18, 2020

As you may have seen in the news yesterday afternoon, the government has announced that secondary school pupils will return to school on a staggered basis on the first week of the Spring Term. However, as The Link School is an Alternative Provision, the guidance states that:

“All specialist settings and alternative provision schools or settings should plan for full-time on-site provision for all pupils from the start of term. Those with secondary-age children are encouraged to take up the offer to test their pupils”

All pupils will return to school as planned on Monday 4 January 2021, with all previously communicated arrangements going ahead.

EYFS/KS1/KS2 Pupils

Monday to Thursday: 8.45am – 2.30pm

Friday: 8.45am – 12.30pm


KS3 Pupils

Monday to Thursday: 8.45am – 2.45pm

Friday: 8.45am – 12.30pm



Y10 and Y11 classes will continue to have staggered start and finish times, these arrangements have been sent out by text.

We are awaiting further information from the government regarding mass testing and what this may look like for The Link School moving forward.

Once again thank you for your support during these difficult times. I wish you a very safe and happy Christmas and look forward to welcoming our pupils back for our second term on January 4th, 2021.

Yours sincerely,



To read the full letter – click here 



Link School Springwell Dene
Swindon Road, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear  SR3 4EE

Tel: 0191 561 5777

Office Opening Times

Mon-Thurs: 8am – 4:30pm

Friday: 8am – 4pm

Link School Pallion
Waverley Terrace, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear SR4 6TA

Tel: 0191 561 4777



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