Nursery Places available for September 2021 -  If your child turns 4 between 1st September 2021 and 31st August 2021 you can apply for a place in Nursery starting in September 2021.  Please contact the school office for an application form.

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Home School Agreement January 2021


We are still subject to Covid restrictions.  

You should limit indoor gatherings to 6 people or 2 households.

If someone in your household has symptoms (new or persistent cough, temperature of 38+ or loss of taste and smell) of Covid 19; everyone in the house must stay at home and self isolate until they have a negative test.

If someone in your household tests positive for Covid 19; everyone living in the house must stay at home and self isolate


If someone in your household tests positive, please contact school immediately by phone during office hours 0161 224 3892 or by email out of hours -  

Please wear a mask or face covering to drop off or collect your children from school. Please do not save places in the queue and keep 2m distant.

Here are some of the measures we are taking in school, to help us all keep safe:

  • The school has been deep cleaned, extra cleaning supplies have been ordered and signage has been updated.
  • No one should enter the building if they have a persistent cough, high temperature or have lost their sense of taste or smell.
  • People with these symptoms must take a test and self- isolate.
  • Children should wear their school uniform (or PE kit on PE days, see below).
  • Gates will open at 8.45 Reception children should be taken to their class door.
  • All  children Y1-6 should be dropped off at either the Lytham Road or Retail Park gates between 8.45 and 8.55, staff will be available to supervise them in their safe circles.
  • Classes have a maximum of 10 pupils. Children will be with their class bubble all of the time. Playtimes and Lunches will be staggered in Year groups. There will be no sets or additional classes.
  • Children will eat lunch in their classrooms.
  • Y2-6 desks will face forwards and staff will maintain 2m distance from each other and as much as possible from the children. N-Y1 will have more learning outdoors.
  • Children will wash their hands throughout the day.
  • Additional cleaning of toilets and touch points will take place.
  • Children will be taught good hygiene habits and the new safety procedures.
  • Children should only bring lunch boxes and book bags to school.
  • At hometime Reception children may be picked up from their class doors at 3pm.
  • The Retail Park gate will be opened at 3.15pm for parents of Y1-6. There will be a one -way system. Parents will enter from that gate, pick up their children from their safe circles, then leave from the Lytham Road gate. (We have had to make these arrangements to avoid too much social contact in school and because we only have 2 gates.)
  • Parents please socially distance in the queue and don't push in, please wear a face covering to protect yourself and others.
  • There will be no extra -curricular clubs, including Breakfast Club.
  • If anyone develops Covid 19 symptoms while in school they will be isolated with any members of their household and be sent home to self- isolate for 10 days (family members should self- isolate for 14 days) or until they have a negative test. If they test positive, we will support the track and trace process and other staff or pupils may have to self- isolate.
  • Please see our Home/School agreement for further details

Samantha Offord


Read our Home School Agreement here


PE Days

Please come to school dressed for PE on the following days:




THURSDAY – YEAR 2 (Year 4 swimming kit)


A red t-shirt

Black shorts or leggings

Trainers or pumps

Children are welcome to wear a black tracksuit on colder days.

PE sessions will be outside or in the hall if it’s raining.

Birchfields T-shirts can be bought from the school office: £4

Help out of School Hours 

Childline  - 0800 1111

Manchester City Council -0161 234 5000

(Links to homeless advice, rent arrears, council tax etc)

Women's Aid -  0808 2000 247

Saheli  - 0161 945 4187. Email:

Muslim Women’s Helpline  - 0161 953 4075

Manchester Bangladeshi Women’s Organisation  - 0161 257 3867 email:

Shelter Manchester0344 515 1640


   Free School Meals  


FSM Vouchers for Summer Holidays 2021

 Children eligible to benefits related Free School Meals will receive a voucher for £90 per eligible child to cover the summer holidays. If you receive your vouchers by email you will receive an email from Wonde. You will receive £90 per child so please ensure you redeem the voucher for each child. If you receive printed vouchers, these will be posted to the address we have on record for your child. 


How to apply for Free School Meals

If you think your children may be eligible for Free School Meals on low income grounds, then you can check your eligibility here APPLY FOR FREE SCHOOL MEALS

Families not eligible for free school meals but facing financial difficulties due to COVID-19 can apply for support from Manchester City Councils' Hardship Fund CLICK HERE

If you have any queries regarding free school meals, please email and a member of the office team will respond to you.
Please only use the links above to apply for free school meal support.  You will not be asked to provide your bank details by email.  If you receive any emails asking for your bank details, please delete them immediately and do not respond.



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