Coronavirus / COVID-19 Information

School Opening Arrangements:

Highfields is following government advice in its response to the Coronavirus / COVID-19 pandemic.

From 8th March 2021, Highfields will be moving to a fully re-opening. We will be following a number of steps as outlined in this letter: Re-Opening Letter – 8th March 2021 Onwards

All parents/carers will have received a letter in the post outlining plans for their child. If you have not received this, please contact us immediately on 0161 4067922 or by emailing

General Information:
It is important during this time that we refer to trusted websites. Highfields recommends the following two websites:

In line with NHS advice (in the link above), when school is open we will continue to send home any students who present with the following symptoms:

  • a high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
  • a new, continuous cough – this means you’ve started coughing repeatedly
  • loss or change to taste and/or smell

We will then follow these steps: Coronavirus COVID-19 Outbreak Protocol – Sept 2020

We will update this webpage if anything changes. We will also be sending out updates via text message – it is important school are made aware if you have recently changed your phone number.

What happens if an outbreak occurs at Highfields?

At Highfields, should an outbreak occur, we will follow a number of steps as advised by Public Health England: Coronavirus COVID-19 Outbreak Protocol – Sept 2020

Students sent home will find the following page useful in terms of continuing learning:

Staying at home for long periods of time can be stressful. This guide may help your mental health keep in good shape: Staying Well at Home Leaflet This information from Family Links is also very useful:

We also have an Online Safety Advice page:

All parents/carers will be contacted regularly in the event of any school shutdown.

Further Information:

Highfields has an action plan in place for the current Coronavirus / COVID-19 situation. If you wish to receive a copy of our full action plan and risk assessment, please email the school: