Manifold Church of England Academy


Our school is now open to all pupils.

Returning to school

"Back to school after lockdown – tips from an NHS Psychologist".

Feel free to check the full guide:

Please note we do not endorse this, we are merely sharing information


Coronavirus is a deadly disease and one which will kill many people soon if we as individuals don’t make better choices. We are following government guidance and maintaining 2m social distancing where possible. However, due to the age of our pupils, this is not always possible.


 Parent letter Staffordshire Moorlands RH 08062021.pdfDownload
 Parents carers letter - from Cllr Price and Dr Harling - 23.9.20.pdfDownload
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Latest guidance.


Coronavirus update from the government updated 1st February 2021


Leaving home

You must not leave, or be outside of your home except where necessary. You may leave the home to:

  • shop for basic necessities, for you or a vulnerable person
  • go to work, or provide voluntary or charitable services, if you cannot reasonably do so from home
  • exercise with your household (or support bubble) or one other person (in which case you should stay 2m apart). Exercise should be limited to once per day, and you should not travel outside your local area.
  • meet your support bubble or childcare bubble where necessary, but only if you are legally permitted to form one
  • seek medical assistance or avoid injury, illness or risk of harm (including domestic abuse)
  • attend education or childcare - for those eligible

If you do leave home for a permitted reason, you should always stay in your local area - unless it is necessary to go further, for example to go to work.

Staying in your local area means stay in the village, town, or part of the city where you live.

For more information on Coronavirus, please click on 'Coronavirus' under the parent tab located at the top of the homepage.

Illness flowchart September 2020

This flowchart is available to download from this page as a word document.

Where to find the latest up to date information:
Latest Government information on Coronavirus (Covid19)
Up to date NHS information 
The importance of handwashing PHE

Coronavirus and children:

Many children will be overhearing adult conversations and seeing regular updates on the news about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). This can result in children worrying about themselves, their family, and friends getting ill with COVID-19. Parents, family members, school staff, and other trusted adults can play an important role in helping children make sense of what they hear in a way that is honest, accurate, and minimise anxiety or fear.
Click on the link below for a child friendly video to start the conversation off.


The government have been putting together a wealth of materials as we work our way through this unknown territory: 

What parents need to know about educational-settings

Hands Space Face


 How to test your child for Coronavirus


Talking to children about Coronavirus:
When talking to your child:

Remain calm and reassuring.
Make yourself available to listen and to talk.
Avoid language that might blame others and lead to stigma.
Pay attention to what children see or hear on television, radio, or online.
Provide information that is honest and accurate.
Teach children everyday actions to reduce the spread of germs.


Calm Brain are offering free access to CalmBrain for all parents, giving them unlimited access to the Jukebox for the duration of school closures. To access this service, email and provide the following information:

First and last name (i.e. your name - parent; they do not need the name of the child)
Your email address
The name of our school.


During lockdown, we might have been physically apart, but we were not apart in spirit. Pupils and staff alike helped to bring smiles and to keep in touch with each other through the creation of some short videos.


Buster's daily routine!

Selfie Sunday

International day of dance

We'll meet again

Teamwork makes the dream work

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 Helplines and websites if you need help now.pdfDownload
 Illness flow chart Sept 2020.docDownload
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Home learning packs in the event of lockdown:

All pupils will receive weekly home learning packs. We ask that all pupils read on a daily basis and that pupils complete a reading quiz on Accelerated Reader where possible. We ask all pupils from reception through to year four, to access Numbots/TT Rockstars daily (10-20 minutes dependent on age). Pupils in year 3/4 are asked to complete a weekly 'soundcheck' on TT Rockstars as this gauges their times tables knowledge. Additional, optional tasks will be posted daily on our school Facebook page. 

Staff are more than willing to offer feedback on work - offering praise and next steps. Please send any work by email to:  (Nursery and Reception) (years one and two) (years three and four)


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 abbreviated risk assessment for parents June 2020.pdfDownload
 behaviour policy addendum.pdfDownload
 Coronavirus Covid19 - Risk Assessment - 2020.pdfDownload
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 Home school agreement COVID-19 June 2020.pdfDownload
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