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The council, in close partnership with its school leaders, has today (Sunday) agreed to defer primary schools extending their opening to more pupils by one week, until Monday 15 June.

Despite tireless work between the council and schools in the borough to prepare to welcome primary schoolchildren back to educational settings for Monday 8 June, a joint decision has this afternoon confirmed that arrangements will be put back by one week, to allow more time to consider the safe return of pupils.

This decision does not affect secondary schools, who are already planning wider reopening from Monday 15 June.

Cllr Matt Smith, Cabinet member for children’s services, said: “This isn’t a decision we’ve taken lightly, but it is a decision which balances the scientific evidence and advice with our own prudence and caution. Our decision to delay the wider reopening of our schools by a week also follows the regional consensus, with similar decisions being made by other councils and schools in the North West.

“Our schools have made excellent preparations and, following their own comprehensive risk assessments, will be equipped to open their doors, safely, to more pupils when the time comes. I can say that with absolute confidence, particularly given our schools have remained open for some of our most vulnerable children, and children of key workers.

“Our decision has been a difficult one to come to, especially given we want to see more children in schools. But, ultimately, we have agreed that the decision to delay the expansion of our primary school offer by a week, to the 15th, is the correct one – in line with our evidence-led, safety-first approach.

“We have had to carefully consider many different factors to come to our joint decision to delay, including the most recent information from Public Health England. This one week delay will provide us with a further opportunity to review recent scientific information, its impact, and implications locally.

“We will now be notifying head teachers of all affected primary schools and will continue to work with them on their arrangements and plans for expansion, in a week’s time. We will also reconvene on Wednesday this week to review our joint position and make a further assessment.”

UPDATE - 16.5.20

Letter from Mrs Keen regarding school reopening.
This has also been sent to you via SchoolPing with an attached form to complete.

UPDATE - 10.5.20

Message from the School Leadership in response to the Prime Minister's Sunday evening statement:

The Prime Minister has made an announcement. Before families make detailed plans please note:

- our approach has not changed - the school is currently still closed and providing childcare for those critical workers that are essential for the COVID response (proof of parents in the family being critical workers is needed to demonstrate children cannot be looked after at home).

- we hope there will be more detailed information from the Department for Education which will explain how any phased reopening will work.

- the next phase is based on the 5 national COVID tests

- there is a defined number of children our school can hold whilst remaining 'Covid secure' (based on social distancing, classroom size, social distancing in toilets, breaktimes etc) This would be between 8 and 13 children in each classroom based on 2m social distancing.


Thank you for your tremendous resilience and continued support. We miss you. You may be in your own home...but you still belong to our St Ann’s family. We look forward to seeing you soon and hope to be able to give you more details as soon as we can. Stay safe.

With love and blessings,

Mrs Keen, Mrs Sherwen and Miss Hunt

Keep in touch


You are all in our thoughts and prayers. We will miss your children greatly during this time and hope you all stay safe and healthy. Please use our email address school@wstanns.co.uk if you need any help or support during this time. If you want us to pray for anyone or anything in particular, please email prayer@wstanns.co.uk.

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.​

Isaiah 41:10

God bless.

Warrington Mental Health Crisis Line: 01925 275 309

People living in Warrington who are experiencing a mental health crisis can now access support through a new, 24/7, mental health crisis line. 

North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has launched the crisis line to provide support 24 hours a day, seven days a week to people of all ages, including children and young people, who need urgent mental health support. 

If you are in a mental health crisis and you need urgent help, please call the new crisis line on 01925 275 309 and NHS staff will support you to get the help you need.

The crisis line is now the first port of call for Warrington residents experiencing a mental health crisis. The line is operated by people in the local area who will know how best to support you. If you call NHS 111 you may have to wait longer for help and will be redirected to this local service.

Please note, A&E and 999 are not the best places to get help for the majority of mental health problems. Call the crisis line, to be directed to the best local service to support you.

You should still call 999 or go to A&E if you have a life-threatening emergency and need immediate help for your mental or physical health.

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