Coronavirus


Contacting school

During this period of school closure, our office is frequently unstaffed, which means that we may not be able to answer your phone call. The best way to contact school is via email oldtrafford@focus-trust.co.uk

Important message for parents who are Key Workers

We have contacted all parents who we know to be key workers directly. If you believe you are a key worker needing childcare during school closure, and we have not contacted you, please contact school. Thank you.

Local help and support

Trafford’s Community Response leaflet COVID-19 (1)

Trafford Council have also set up a link on the Council website to support parents who require assistance to locate a provision in light of a school closure.  Queries should be raised on-line via the Family Information Service and the link is https://www.trafford.gov.uk/residents/contacts/secure/family-information-service.aspx

Corona Virus (COVID-19)

The Department for Education (DfE) has launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:

Phone: 0800 046 8687

Email: Dfe.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk

Opening hours: 8a.m. to 6p.m. (Monday to Friday)

Updates on Corona Virus: http://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Guidance for Educational Settings: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19

Travel advice for those travelling and living overseas: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus

School closures

The government has announced that all schools must close at the end of the school day on Friday 20th March, for an indefinite period. This is to help slow down the spread of the virus. Although, in limited circumstances, some children may continue to be offered limited emergency childcare in this period, the key message is that schools need to be as empty as possible. The safest place for children is at home. We will be contacting parents of children with Education, Health and Care Plans, children with a designated social worker, and those whose parents have indicated they are critical workers in the nation’s fight against this virus. If we have not contacted you, and you are in one of these categories, please contact the school office between the hours of 11am and 2pm Monday to Friday.