The attendance helpline is available for parents/carers to ring directly if you have any concerns about returning to school. The number is 0161 234 5255 and the attendance email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Home testing – LFD tests for families
The Government have announced that to support the wider opening of schools, lateral flow device (LFD) testing is now available for households, childcare and support bubbles of primary and secondary-age pupils and staff. LFD tests can be carried out at home and kits can be collected from local testing sites in Manchester. More information can be found online by clicking here and here
Most collection points are open from 1.30pm to 7pm and those using the service do not need to make an appointment, but they should not visit a collection point outside opening hours, as it may be used to test people with coronavirus symptoms outside these times. You can collect LFD testing kits from local testing sites in Manchester, at the following locations:
Armitage / Moseley Road – Lower Carpark, Fallowfield
Ancoats Central Retail Park, Ancoats & Beswick
Belle Vue Speedway, Longsight (nearest to school)
Brownley Road, Woodhouse Park
Birchall Way (Former Landrover garage), Hulme
Denmark Road Building, Rusholme
Platt Fields Park, Fallowfield
Ukrainian Cultural Centre, Cheetham
As you will be aware, the government announced that schools will be reopening to all pupils on the 8th March.
Please click here to have a look at what the ‘road to recovery’ out of lockdown means. There are videos in different languages such as Punjabi, Bengali, Urdu and Tamil.
Please click here for latest National Lockdown guidance.
Due to Health and Safety concerns arising as a result of the pandemic and significant staff shortage, school will not be open from tomorrow.
Home Learning will be provided for all children from Wednesday 6th January.
Vulnerable pupils will be contacted to attend learning in school from Wednesday 6th January.
Please email email@example.com if you are a critical worker and want your child to attend school from Wednesday 6th January. School will contact the parents of Key Learner pupils who we want to attend school from Wednesday 6th January.
If someone in your household tests positive, please contact school immediately by phone 0161 224 6829 or email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact tracing during the holiday period.
Any COVID-19 related issues please make sure you email: email@example.com
The Covid team will look at this email for contact tracing purposes from Friday 18th until 23rd December 2020 during these hours – 11.00am – 3.00pm
Please click Confirmed case letter 2C 30.11.2020 regarding a class closure due to a confirmed case of COVID.
Please click Non contact letter to parents 30.11.2020 regarding a class closure due to a confirmed case of COVID.
Please click Confirmed case letter 5C 23.11.20 regarding a class closure due to a confirmed case of COVID.
Please click Non contact letter to parents 23.11.2020 regarding a class closure due to a confirmed case of COVID.
Please click on the links below for latest government guidance relating to Covid-19
New national lockdown restrictions and what it means for you
Free school meals during the school holidays
You may have seen the Government’s response to Marcus Rashford’s campaign to provide food to children on free school meals during school holidays. In the New winter package to provide further support for children and families press release by the Government, it is acknowledged that school holidays can be difficult for some families, with children at risk of missing out on healthy meals, activities, and learning opportunities. The press release provided details of a suite of measures offered by the Government as part of its long-term plan to help tackle poor health, hunger and education including, a £170m for a Covid Winter Grant Scheme to support children, families and the most vulnerable over winter and an expansion to the Holiday Activities and Food programme covering Easter, Summer and Christmas in 2021.
The release goes on to explain that these measures will allow councils to directly help the hardest-hit families and individuals, as well as provide food for children who need it over the holidays. Local councils understand which groups need support, and are best placed to ensure appropriate holiday support is provided – which is why they will distribute the funds, rather than schools, who will continue providing meals for disadvantaged children during term-time. We will keep you updated with Manchester’s response to this once we have further details about these schemes.
Due to a number of positive cases in both our Reception classes we have made the decision to close them for this week. The date of return will be Monday 9th November 2020.
All other Year groups return as normal today – 2nd November 2020.
As always, please contact school if you have any concerns reagding COVID on 0161 224 6829 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Please click Positive case letter Yr3 08.10.20 regarding a bubble closure due to a postive case of COVID.
The letter Non-contact letter parents 08.10.2020 is for parent and carers whose child is not affected due to the positive case.
Please click Positive case letter Yr6 05.10.20 regarding a bubble closure due to a postive case of COVID.
Please click Non-contact letter parents 05.10.2020 if your child is not in Year 6.
Government letter: Letter to parents and guardians: when you should book a coronavirus test for your child
How does Test and Trace work? Click here!
Click parents-carers-over16s-factsheet for information about the NHS COVID-19 app.
Covid 19 Advice for Parent – this link has clear information for you about what to do regarding COVID issues.
Please click below for translations of the document:
Please click Positive case Year 1 15.09.20 regarding a bubble closure due to a postive case of COVID.
Please click Positive case EYFS 14.09.20 regarding a bubble closure due to a postive case of COVID.
Please click Non-contact letter 14.09.2020 if your child is not in Early Years or Year 1.
Department for Education coronavirus (COVID-19) helpline
The Department for Education coronavirus (COVID-19) helpline is available to answer questions about coronavirus (COVID-19) relating to education and children’s social care. Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline by calling:
Phone: 0800 046 8687
Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm
Click on these links for more information:
Latest guidance from the DfE for ‘What parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges in the autumn term’
School is open this week for our vulnerable and key worker families as usual.
We are risk assessing and preparing the school building, with the view to opening school to our Year 6 pupils only, next week – Monday 8th June.
You will receive a text or email notifying you of what to do in relation to this.
You will be asked to collect and sign a home school agreement this week before your Year 6 child comes to school.
Free School Meals
We have stopped issuing vouchers starting this week. If your child is eligible for free school meals then please come through the gates from 11.30am and pick up your child’s packed lunch each day.
Please click here for further guidance on why we are using our own school food provider (Manchester Fayre) now, instead of vouchers.
Please click Manchester Fayre Menu – schools 28.05.20 to have a look at the revised menu.