Health and wellbeing Coronavirus

Schools and Adult Education

Last updated 10.13am, Tuesday 9 June

Following Government advice proposing more school years return to the classroom, the City Council is supporting headteachers to make an informed decision around whether and how they can open their doors to more pupils following relaxation of some lockdown regulations. 

Throughout the Covid-19 outbreak, the Council has not told schools to either close or to remain open, but has allowed headteachers to make a decision that is right for their pupils and teachers based on clear risk assessments and their own local knowledge. 

Most schools in the city have remained open throughout the pandemic to look after children of key workers or those who are vulnerable, supporting 2,000 young people to stay in their classroom safely. 

The Council will continue to work with schools and unions to get the best solution for each school setting to increase pupil numbers in a planned and controlled way - which has been the approach throughout the coronavirus outbreak. 

The intake of children will be under continual review by headteachers to ensure the safety of both pupils and teachers. 

Parents with school age children should await information directly from their school about their child’s planned return. 

Supporting schools through COVID-19

All Manchester Schools will remain open for children of critical workers and vulnerable children where they can.

If you fall into this category, then you should contact the school or setting in the first instance.  If they are unable to assist, please contact us via 

Children with symptoms

If your child has coronavirus symptoms, please follow the latest NHS advice

Department for Education helpline 

A Department for Education helpline to answer questions about coronavirus for staff, parents and young people is available:

Adult education courses

Keep learning at home with Manchester Adult Education Service.

Although the centres are closed for now,  you can keep learning with Manchester Adult Education Service from home. Our teachers and learner advisers can support you to find the right course and start learning wherever you are.  You can find out more about the courses on offer.

If you would like to speak to someone about continuing to learn or about starting a new course, text us on 07307810306 with your name and someone will call you back or complete a contact form.  

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