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Dear Parents and Carers,

If your children are attending school from 29.6.2020, please read the Home School Agreement. 




Firstly, thank you for the very supportive approach that you have taken during these exceptionally challenging times. 


Whilst we are formally closed from Wednesday 18th March onwards, we will continue to support your child, both academically and pastorally and our school remains at the heart of our community.


Birchfields Primary School is now closed to all pupils until Monday 8th June. On Monday 8th June we will be open for Year 6, Year 1 and EYFS pupils as well as the children of critical workers and vulnerable children. We will continue to provide home learning for those children who remain at home.



For office information:

For learning and contact with school staff please see the school website.

For safeguarding issues:

Staff will be making regular welfare calls to a number of families. Please answer the phone, as if there are concerns, we will conduct a home visit. From Tuesday 28th April teachers will be calling the children in their class to see how they are and to ask if they need any support. Please let us know if there is anything at all we can do to help.

Birchfields Primary School will be closed to students from Wednesday 18 March, but we are in no way closed in terms of our ongoing care, support and kindness.


With Best Wishes,

Samantha Offord


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   Free School Meals during School Closure 


From Monday, 20th April, parents with children eligible for benefits related Free School Meals will receive a voucher for £15 per child per week.   This will be issued via an electronic system run by 'Edenred'.

If you are eligible and have provided an email address to school you will receive an e-code to the email address provided.  You can then redeem this code for a voucher at the supermarket of your choice here REDEEM VOUCHER 
If you are eligible but have not provided an email address, the school will print off a voucher and post this to you to the address we have on our system for you.
You can access a copy of the frequently asked questions on the voucher system HERE
Children usually eligible for a free school meal under the Universal Scheme for all Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children are not eligible for a voucher unless they qualify due to low income.

How to apply for Free School Meals

Many families may find their circumstances changing over the weeks.  If you think your children may now be eligible for Free School Meals, then you can check your eligibility here APPLY FOR FREE SCHOOL MEALS

Families not eligible for free school meals but facing financial difficulties due to COVID-19 can apply for support from Manchester City Councils' Hardship Fund CLICK HERE

If you have any queries regarding free school meals, please email and a member of the office team will respond to you.
Please only use the links above to apply for free school meal support.  You will not be asked to provide your bank details by email.  If you receive any emails asking for your bank details, please delete them immediately and do not respond.



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