Diary dates, news and Events

Monday 9th December:

Reception Nativity at 2.00 pm in the large hall


Tuesday 10th December:

Reception Nativity at 9.00 am in the large hall


Tuesday 10th December:

Nursery Nativity at 2.00 pm in the Large Hall


Wednesday 11th December:

Nursery Nativity at 9.30 am in the Large Hall


Friday 13th December: 

Christmas Jumper Day

Wear your Christmas jumpers/non-uniform for a small donation to Save the Children


Monday 16th December:

Non-pupil Day

Due to a recent closure, our Nursery will be open today for parents to make up the missed sessions. School is closed for pupils in Reception to Year 6 today


Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th December

KS1 and KS2 Christmas Carol Concert at St Johns Church, from 6.00 pm to 7.00 pm


Wednesday 18th December:

School Christmas Dinner


Thursday 19th December:

Last day of term


Monday 6th January 2020:

Children return to school


Friday 10th January:

Show around for parents of children starting Reception in 2020 at 10.00 am



Prompt collection

May we remind Parents/Carers that home time collection is at 3.00 pm for KS1 and 3.05 pm for KS2.  Please ensure you collect your children promptly at these times.  If this is likely to cause a problem you are welcome to contact KidZone, who look after children on site before and after school. Their numbers are: 01255 429029 or 07983 634 443. Please note that there will be a charge for this service.

The Friends of White Hall Academy - Terracycle Recycling Scheme

Since we started this very successful recycling scheme, we have added to the list of items we can collect for recycling. Please click on the links below for details of what is and isn't acceptable by Terracyle. We'd like to say a very big thank you to everyone who supports our recycling scheme!

Acuvue                Aqua Optima             Burt's bees            Colgate

Cracker & biscuit wrappers                   Ellas kitchen           Flash

Febreze                Hi cone - plastic ring carriers                   Hovis

Kinder                   KP - no nuts              Nestle                     Personal care

Pringles                 RB                            Spontex                  Walkers

Well beloved pet food packaging


We do not have the facilities to recycle plastic bottles and paper brought in from home. These items can be recycled in your usual council recycling boxes. Thank you.

Anyone who would like more information or to support this project further can join us on Facebook: The Wombles of White Hall Academy

Free School Meals - Important update

Please click here for details

Stikins name labels

Help the Friends raise funds for the school by purchased stick-in name labels from Stikins. They Don't need ironing or sewing onto clothing - just stick them in. Please click here for the order form

Barnardos Wellbeing Survery

We are trying to reach as many parents as possible, with Children aged 0-19 in Essex, to contribute their feedback and help us develop our service.

This survey is about wellbeing. Please click here to take part:

Many thanks for your help! 

Kind regards

Emma Stewart, Community Engagement Worker, ECFWS - North Essex

Activities and events

Brownies and Rainbows

Rainbows, for 5-7 year olds, and Brownies, for girls aged 7-10 both have groups meeting in the Clacton area who have spaces for new members to join. For further information, or to register your daughter, please go to :

Clacton Junior Park Run

Every Sunday, for ages 4-14.

Please click here for further information

Clacton Coastal Academy - Coastal Community Centre

Please click on the links below for further details:

Parent Zone Coffee Morning

Trendy Crafts

Pool Club

What's going on at the CCC 

Little Angel Treasure 

Parent and toddler group at Clacton Elim Church
Please click here for details

Advice on illnesses

The school are obliged to follow the guidance given by NHS England. If you would like advice relating to any childhood illness, please contact  Public Health East of England on 0300 303 8537.

To help you 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.

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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