Schooling at home Information & Resources

Latest News

15/05/2020 – Reopening Schools Provision for Year 10

20/04/2020 – Advice to support learning at home

03/04/2020 – Headteacher’s Blog

24/03/2020 – School Closure Update

20/03/2020 – Students working at home

18/03/2020 – School Closure from 20/03/2020


Our main focus for provision at this time is the online work and live Skype lessons but we are also able to support children of essential workers and vulnerable children (as defined in the Government guidance) with on site provision if they are unable to continue working at home due to a change in parent circumstances.  If you would like to discuss the availability of this provision, please contact Mark Eastwood by emailing


Contacts for parents

During full closure we are only able to monitor one phone line – parents can leave voicemail messages on 01366 389136 which will be checked at least daily. 

If you wish to discuss something confidential, for example a concern with the safety or welfare of a child, please do not leave full details in your message but request an urgent call back from one of the safeguarding team along with your child’s name and your details. We will get back to you as soon as we can.

If you have any concerns regarding the safety or welfare of any Downham Market Academy or Athena College student please email:

If your child has SEND and you or they need extra support, advice or help with their work at home please email:

If your child needs support with their work please encourage them to use the support and marking email addresses below for help – a teacher will reply with support.


Useful links and information for working at home

Looking after your mental health whilst Coronavirus is in the community

DMA Dispatch (Friday 19th June 2020)

DMA Dispatch (Tuesday 23rd  June 2020)

DMA Dispatch (Friday 26th June 2020)


Click on the Timetable below to open an interactive ppt. Click on slide show and you can link directly to each club. Find the clubs you want to join and then when the club is about to start click on the on the information slide for each club!


Learning resources for all subjects and year groups

The school will provide work for students to complete during any partial or full closure of the school. All of the work is set in folders using the link below. Each Monday morning students should access the link and look at the work they should complete over the course of the week. We have provided a suggested timetable to support them with a structure for the week that includes the LIVE Skype lessons. For each subject there will be an overview document with the work for that week.  An email is sent to their ooblemail account with reminder details
Students can complete this work on a laptop, tablet or mobile phone – this includes online platforms, readings, and activities that the students can complete online or on paper.
There will be certain activities that students will be required to submit work (please see the correct emails to submit this work to below) – this could be a photograph of the work completed or a submitted document. Students may also complete an assessment using an online platform like SamLearning or through Microsoft Forms – this will digitally submit the work for students. This work will be marked and returned to students.
If students require support with completing their work please email using the email addresses below – this must be from a students ooblemail account
Each week there will be LIVE Skype lessons – the timetable for this is below and there are links to further information supporting you with this.

Browse Subject Resources – Click here for student work

Browse Subject Resources – Click here for student work

Secure Art Resources

Using website to access work – instructions

Using website to access work – video instructions


Accessing Skype Lessons

Letter to parents on LIVE Skype lessons


Virtual Library

To promote the love for reading further, we have introduced the DMA Virtual Library.

Delight in browsing through these fabulous, free e-book titles to find the perfect book for you. Whether its adventure, science-fiction, romance or drama you enjoy, there is a book here for you to download. Once youve finished reading, you can show off your knowledge by completing one of our Accelerated Reader quizzes. Have fun!


Project Challenge: Challenge Yourself!

We have some project challenges that you might like to try.  We really want to celebrate the ingenuity that your generation of students is capable of under adversity.  Well also want to share outstanding work with the wider community once life returns to pre-lockdown normal, so go for it: show them what you can do!

These challenges are open to all students at Downham Market Academy, Chesterton Community College, Impington Village College and Witchford Village College.  We hope that youll be able to make some new connections with like minds

Choosing which project(s) youd like to do:  Open the attached document (PROJECT CHALLENGE MENU) and choose which challenge(s) you want to register for.  Then you can click on the link, submit your request using your school email address, and you will be enrolled into the relevant Microsoft Team. You can choose to join as many as you like and are free to leave at any time

Format: We are leaving that largely up to you, although your teacher supervising will give suggestions. Part of the challenge is to find the format thats most appropriate: Word file, PowerPoint, video or sound file.

Deadline: The deadline to upload your project (Word, PowerPoint, video, sound file as appropriate) to your Project Challenge Team is the end of this half term, Friday 22nd May.

Register and get started:

Click the link, which is also in the Project Challenge Menu.

Faculty contact details for work support and submitting wor

Please use the email addresses below to get support if you are stuck with the work set or have been asked to submit work. You need to email these addresses from your ooblemail account.

Year 7


Year 7 Art Support & Marking
Year 7 Drama Support & Marking
Year 7 English Support & Marking
Year 7 Geography Support & Marking
Year 7 History Support & Marking
Year 7 Maths Support & Marking
Year 7 MFL Support & Marking
Year 7 PE Support & Marking
Year 7 RE and Ethics Support & Marking
Year 7 Science Support & Marking
Year 7 Technology Support & Marking


Year 8


Year 8 Art Support & Marking
Year 8 Drama Support & Marking
Year 8 English Support & Marking
Year 8 Geography Support & Marking
Year 8 History Support & Marking
Year 8 Maths Support & Marking
Year 8 MFL Support & Marking
Year 8 PE Support & Marking
Year 8 RE and Ethics Support & Marking
Year 8 Science Support & Marking
Year 8 Technology Support & Marking


Year 9


Year 9 Art Support & Marking
Year 9 Drama Support & Marking
Year 9 English Support & Marking
Year 9 Geography Support & Marking
Year 9 History Support & Marking
Year 9 Maths Support & Marking
Year 9 MFL Support & Marking
Year 9 PE Support & Marking
Year 9 RE and Ethics Support & Marking
Year 9 Science Support & Marking
Year 9 Technology Support & Marking


Year 10


Year 10 Art  Support & Marking
Year 10 Childcare Support & Marking
Year 10 Drama Support & Marking
Year 10 English Support & Marking
Year 10 Film Studies Support & Marking
Year 10 Geography Support & Marking
Year 10 History Support & Marking
Year 10 ICT Support & Marking
Year 10 Maths Support & Marking
Year 10 MFL Support & Marking
Year 10 Music Support & Marking
Year 10 PE Support & Marking
Year 10 RE and Ethics Support & Marking
Year 10 Science Support & Marking
Year 10 Statistics Support & Marking
Year 10 Technology Support & Marking


All Year Groups

All Year Groups PSHE Support & Marking


Please submit work using your school email address – emails sent from any other account will not be delivered. 


Support contact details – help with lost or forgotten account details

Parents can email from the email account registered with the school providing their child’s name, registration group, date of birth and postcode in the email body to request a username / password reminder for SAM Learning or ooblemail – please specify which account type you require new details for in the email. 


SAM Learning Online Resources

SAM Learning –
Centre number is PE38DM

Username and password is student’s date of birth and initials eg John Smith with a DOB of 1 Jan 1990 login is 010190JS


Information for Free School Meals Students

In the event of a partial or full school closure, the academy will continue to offer FSM meals. You should have received emails from ‘Edenred’ the UK gov voucher supplier containing redemption codes, these can be redeemed for supermarket vouchers at The email will have gone to the primary address you registered with the school, please check all folders including spam, and all addresses. If you have not received this email please contact Mr Hewitt at


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