School and education setting closures

If it is at all possible for children to be at home, then they should be.

Most Salford schools will be open only for children who absolutely need to attend; vulnerable children and children of key workers. Please check your child’s school website for further details. 

Early years

Below are a list of early years settings that are now closed:

  • Tashbar
  • Tiferes
  • Cassel Fox Kindergarten
  • Pomegranate
  • Unicorn
  • Boothstown Playgroup
  • BPCS Beis Yaakov
  • St Lukes Pre-school
  • Tinytots Naz

Current school closures

Primary schools

  • St Sebastian's RC Primary School
    Closed from Thursday 26 March 2020 to Friday 17 April 2020
    Closure reason: No children (key workers or EHCP) have arrived in school today.

Pupil referral units

  • The Canterbury Centre
    Closed from Monday 23 March 2020 to Monday 20 April 2020
    Closure reason: The Canterbury Centre will be closed for the foreseeable future due to the pandemic. Parents will be contacted individually. The closure end date will be reviewed and may be extended.
  • The Clifton Centre PRU
    Closed from Monday 30 March 2020 to Thursday 30 April 2020
    Closure reason: Clifton will be closed to pupils/students from Monday 30th March until further notice. The reason for the closure is that all parents/carers have decided to follow government and Public Health England recommendations to keep their children at home and self isolate during the Covid-19 pandemic. We will be updating our website regularly and keeping in touch with our families to check that all is well. We have also sent out work electronically and in hard copy for those who need it.
  • The New Broadwalk - PRU
    Closed from Friday 27 March 2020 to Thursday 30 April 2020
    Closure reason: Broadwalk will be closed to pupils/students from Monday 30th March until further notice. The reason for the closure is that all parents/carers have decided to follow government and Public Health England recommendations to keep their children at home and self isolate during the Covid-19 pandemic. We will be updating our website regularly and keeping in touch with our families to check that all is well. We have also sent out work electronically and in hard copy for those who need it.

Special schools

  • Chatsworth High School
    Closed from Monday 23 March 2020 to Monday 20 April 2020
    Closure reason: Chatsworth High will be closed for the foreseeable future due to the current pandemic, following government guidance. Re-opening date may change, all updates will be posted here.
  • Oakwood High School
    Closed from Monday 23 March 2020 to Monday 20 April 2020
    Closure reason: Oakwood Academy will close at 2.20 on Friday 20th March due to the health and vulnerability of our pupils and staff members. This is in response to a number of staff and pupils self-isolating following the latest government advice. We are expecting to reopen after the Easter Holidays on Monday 20th April. We will update this website if any changes.

Finding out more

Each school has their own procedures for notifying parents of a school closure, including the use of a text messaging service that will notify parents if a school will be closing. If you need to know the latest situation you should contact the relevant school via telephone to listen to a automated message which will keep you updated of the situation. Details of emergency school closures and openings will also be aired on local radio stations. Schools have also been given access to update this page with any closure details.

Please note, the decision to close a school unexpectedly is made by the school. In all cases schools will seek to avoid a closure unless they are absolutely necessary. If your school is not listed above and you have not been contacted by phone or text then your child should attend school as usual.

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