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Coronavirus School Updates

Updated: Thursday 2 April at 14:30

The government closed all schools indefinitely from Friday 20th March. 

At present, the children of the following key groups, will be allowed to attend Manor High School, if their parents/carers wish:

  • Key workers (as defined by the government)
  • Children with an EHCP 
  • Most vulnerable children (those who have a social worker)

Although a number of families are eligible to send their child/ren to school, they are not opting to do so at this time. As of Wednesday 25th March, no students required the use of the school, as their parents have been able to keep them in the safety of their own home, in line with government guidelines.

It goes without saying that we will support families of critical workers if needed but by keeping your child/ren at home, it is not only decreasing their chances of getting infected but also that of our staff.

We understand that many of our country’s critical workers will have shift patterns and that they may change at short notice.  We are here to support you but require some indication of use to enable us to put effective plans in place.

The school will be open over what would have been the Easter break to continue to support the children of key workers.

If your situation does change and you need to send your child/ren to school, please email us at to advise us that you need to use the service, with at least 48 hours notice to ensuring necessary staffing is in place. 

We will continue to update parents as more information becomes available. In the meantime, please look out for the communications regarding online work for all pupils.