Diary dates, news and Events

Diary Dates

Friday 20th July

Last day of term




School Dinner Price Increase


If you think you may be entitled to Free School Dinners, please ask for a form at our school office.

Year 2 Parents

Please ensure you apply for your child's Free School Meals entitlement by Friday 13th July

Free School Meals - Important update

Please click here for details

Change to end of Autumn Term 2018/beginning of Spring Term 2019

We would like to give advance notice of a change to the school term dates for the end of the Autumn Term 2018, and the start of the Spring Term 2019. The last day of school will be on Friday 21st December 2018, which is different to Essex County Council Term Dates. We then return to school on Monday 7th January 2019, which is also different to the Essex County Council term dates.

This decision has been taken in order for our holidays to be more in line with our two local high schools.

Please click here for view a copy of the 2018/2019 calendar. Please note that the non-pupil days have not yet been added.

Absence due to illness

Illness is by far the greatest reason for absence, however not all illnesses should mean a day off school. To help parents decide whether you should allow your child a day off when poorly, The NHS has produced guidance on common illnesses. This guidance is available via This guidance underpins the Schools decision whether or not the reason provided for absence is to be authorised.

The message given is quite clear – common or minor illnesses do not necessitate a day off school – colds, coughs, sore throats and headaches are not acceptable reasons for your child’s absence from school. Absences for these reasons will not be authorised at White Hall Academy.

Please support us by ensuring your child attends school regularly. 


Activities and events

Clacton Carnival Children's Fancy Dress Competition

Friday 17th August

Please click here for details

Clacton Leisure Centre Summer holiday activities

Click here for the outdoor programme

Click here for the swimming pool programme

Colchester and Chelmsford Park and Ride 

Kids go Free

Please click here for details

Essex Libraries 

Mischief Makers' Summer Reading Challenge 14th July to 1st September 2018

Click here for further information or visit

Essex Music Education Hub: Guitar workshop

At Hazelmere Junior School, Tuesday 24th July. Click here for details

Essex Music Education Hub: Choir in a Day

At Hazelmere Junior School, Colchester, Wednesday 25th July. Click here for details

Frinton Family Fun Day

Thursday 26th July

Please click here for further details

KAPOW Superhero Challenge 2nd September 2018

Castle Park, Colchester

Click here for further details:

or visit their website to find out more: 

IntoUniversity: Academic Support Club

Every Tuesday and Wednesday 3.30 pm to 5.00 pm for Years 3-6

Click here for more information

Saturday Mixed Football Sessions  - Clacton Sports Camp

Every Saturday, from 17th March, at CCA West Hall and field

10.00 am to 11.00 for ages 5-9

11.00 am to 12.00 pm for ages 10-15

Price £6.00 per session—just turn up

Please visit our facebook page “Clactonsportscamp” for more information.

Summer Safety

Please click here for information

The Dark Web - How Much Do You Know?

Free internet safety session for parents/guardians in the Tendring area on 24th July.

Click here for further details

Train like a Jedi

Race across the galaxy this summer with 6 week's worth of fun activities from Change4life.

Visit the Chage4Life website or click here for further details


Other news

Co-op Dividend Account

White Hall Academy now has its own Co-op share account. Other Co-op members are able to donate their dividends on purchases to the Academy. If you would like to do this you just need to quote our Dividend number 634796 when making purchases from any East of England Co-op.

The dividends can be cashed in and  used to purchase extra resources for the school.











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