On this page you will find documents and media to help you prepare for the phased wider opening of school from 10th June 2020.

Communication with Parents:

Full opening information (17 July 2020): Full opening letter 17.07.20


Please find our initial communication (22nd May 2020) regarding wider opening here: Phased wider opening letter

Trafford update letter regarding the reopening of schools (9th June 2020): Reopening of schools 08.06.2020

Phased wider opening update (12th June 2020): Phased wider opening letter 12 June 2020

Reception return letter (17th June 2020): Reception return letter 17.6.20

Parent Handbook and Contract – Phase 2 (17th June 2020): Parent Handbook and Returning to School Contract June 2020 Phase 2

Policy updates:

In light of the necessary changes to procedures at school we have added extra sections, or addenda, to our policies. Please find these below:

Attendance Addendum

Behaviour Addendum

COVID19 – St Matthew’s Safeguarding Policy – Addendum June 2020 redacted

Preparing to return:

Welcoming you back video: Preparing you for changes around the school site


Please click here to view a welcome video from your bubble leaders to show you around your new class!

Reception class return:

Reception is our first year group to be invited back as part of our phased wider opening.

The Reception class bubble will be taught by Mrs Cropper, Miss Charles and Mrs Bickmore.

They have all contributed to a video to help prepare your children for their return:


When children return to school, they will be placed in small groups known as ‘bubbles’. Here is a helpful video to prepare children for life in ‘bubbles’ (it has been made by another school so some of the details are slightly different, but gets across the idea of being in bubbles):

A lovely video to show your children with alternatives to hugs:

We will be thinking a lot about how we feel about returning to school. All children will have one of these sheets and be encouraged to share how they feel at different points in the day.