COVID-19 Information

From Tuesday 5 January all children will learn remotely until February half term.

Colleges, primary and secondary schools will remain open for vulnerable children and the children of critical workers. Where

As of Monday 11th January 2021 the School Office will be operating (where possible) within the following hours:

OPEN: 08:30am – 9:30am
CLOSED: 10am – 2pm
OPEN: 2pm – 3pm

Where possible, please contact the school office via the email address provided. Calls may not always be answered.

During times of the main office being operational, social distancing will continue to be observed with the following protective measures in place

  • A face mask MUST be worn whilst in the foyer (applicable to all aged 11 and above)
  • Hand sanitiser will be available
  • Only 1 person will be welcomed into the foyer at any one time. Please be patient as you will be asked to wait outside.


Phone: 0161 905 0790

Please See Below for Updated Covid-19 Information

Covid Catch-Up Premium Grant 2020-21 

Lime Tree Primary Academy have a grant allocation of £33,000. Please see the below link to view the plan of how funds will be allocated.

Covid Catch-Up Premium Plan

The UK Government’s COVID-19 Information

Updated  11th December 2020 – 10 day self isolation period



Safeguarding Guidance for Schools

On Friday 27th March, the government published safeguarding guidance for schools, colleges and other providers. Whilst Keeping Children Safe in Schools remains the key statutory document for schools, the DfE have issued interim guidance during the coronavirus outbreak.  This can be found at

In addition, guidance for families on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing has been provided.  This can be found at

There is also a children’s guide to coronavirus which aims to answer children’s questions about coronavirus, tell children how to stay safe and protect other people and how to help them make the best of their time at home.  This can be found at


The coronavirus action plan was launched on Tuesday 3rd March. This document sets out what we have done to tackle coronavirus (COVID-19), and what it plans to do next, depending upon the course the current coronavirus outbreak takes.

Advice from Public Health England continues to be for education and children’s social care settings to remain open, unless advised otherwise. ‘We are continually reviewing how best to support all educational settings and the impact of any measures will be considered carefully before being implemented’.


The Department for Education Coronavirus Helpline is now available to answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education and children’s social care. Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline as follows:

Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)


Personal hygiene is the most important way we can tackle COVID-19, especially washing hands more; and the catch it, bin it, kill it strategy for those with coughs and sneezes.  

Wash your hands more often for 20 seconds with soap and hot water 

In addition to handwashing before eating, and after coughing and sneezing,  everyone  should also wash hands after using toilets and travelling on public transport. 

Watch this short NHS film for guidance:

Teach young children how to wash their hands with the NHS handwashing song:


Updates on COVID-19:

Guidance for educational settings:

Travel advice for those travelling and living overseas:

Educational resources

Latest Department for Education information: