The appalling attack at the Manchester Arena is currently being treated as a suspected terrorist incident. The police, hospitals, Council and emergency services are doing all they can to support them. As a City we will remain strong and it is more important than ever that our communities continue to support each other.
There is an increased number of police, including armed patrols out in communities following the incident. These are general patrols aimed at providing community reassurance and there is no need to be alarmed.
Manchester City Council have advised us that there is no intelligence relating to a threat to schools and GMP are not advising any schools to close. Of course, this is a fluid situation and different information may arise as the day and week unfold.
Our entire school team will continue to ensure the safety of our children and security of our school building, and will remain vigilant at all times.
We appreciate these terrible events will be distressing for your children and the school community. We will remain open as usual and we appreciate your support in keeping the day as calm and normal as possible for the children. Age appropriate assemblies of prayer and reflection have been held separately with KS1 and KS2 and opportunities for reassurance and discussion are available in the classrooms as and when required.
All our thoughts are with the families and friends of those who have lost loved ones or been injured or traumatised.