Find out when dozens of Stoke-on-Trent primary schools are planning to reopen


The vast majority of Stoke-on-Trent primary schools are set to reopen to whole year groups from next week.

But many headteachers have decided to phase in children’s return, with some classes starting on June 1 or June 2 and other pupils joining on later days.

A number of them will also be operating a rota system, so youngsters will spend part of their time at school and the rest learning at home.

Schools say they are doing all they can to ensure pupils are kept safe and the risks of catching coronavirus are reduced.

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Here, we look at the schools where plans are publicly available.

  • Abbey Hulton Primary: Year 6 returns on June 3, Year 1 on June 8, and nursery and reception on June 15. Each group to attend for two days a week initially.
  • Alexandra Infants’ School, Normacot: Reception to return on June 2, with opening to other year groups ‘if and when it is safe to do so’. Maximum of eight per group.
  • Alexandra Junior School, Normacot: Year 6 returns on June 2. Will attend on Mondays to Thursdays, with a deep clean on Fridays. Hot dinners to be served in classrooms, while school will provide a water bottle for each child that they should bring in daily.
  • Ash Green Primary Academy, Trentham: Nursery, reception, Year 1 and Year 6 to return on June 2. Will spend Wednesdays at home.
  • Ball Green Primary School: Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 to return on June 2. Will ‘walk on the left’ around school; each child will have their own resources; bring a packed lunch (free school meals pupils to receive one from school).
  • Belgrave St Bartholomew’s Academy, Longton: Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 to return on June 1. School will close at 1pm on Fridays for a deep clean.
  • Carmountside Primary Academy, Abbey Hulton: Nursery, reception, Year 1 and Year 6 to return. Advised to wear own clothes and change them every day –staff will also wear ‘casual clothes’.
  • Christ Church CE Primary Academy, Fenton: Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 to return (no date specified). Can only accommodate five to eight children per classroom.
  • Clarice Cliff Primary School, Fenton: Earliest date to return will be June 8. Have yet to confirm which year groups, but ‘highly unlikely’ to include nursery. Will be for one or two days a week.
  • Forest Park Primary School, Hanley: Nursery, reception, Year 1 and Year 6 likely to return on June 1. One-way corridors; ‘no water play, no sand, no playdough’; one set of play equipment for group.
  • Goldenhill Primary Academy: Prioritising nursery and reception, followed by Year 1 and then Year 6.
  • Grove Academy, Northwood: ‘Some’ Year 6 pupils to return on June 3.
  • Hamilton Academy, Birches Head: ‘Some’ nursery pupils to return on June 3.
  • Hanley St Luke’s CE Aided Primary School: Nursery and reception to return on June 2 at earliest, Year 1 on June 3 and Year 6 on June 4.
  • Heron Cross Primary School: Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 to return. Pupils to bring a packed lunch – no school dinners, but vouchers will continue.
  • Jackfield Infants’ School, Burslem: Reception to return on June 2, with nursery to follow. Closed on Fridays, expect to key worker families. Hot dinners served in classrooms.
  • Kingsland CE Academy, Bucknall: Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 return on June 1. Disposable cutlery, cups and plates with meals; equipment provided by school and advised not to bring in iPads.
  • Maple Court Academy, Bentilee: Year 6 to return on June 1, but after first day will be taught at The Discovery Academy by primary staff. Reception returns on June 2 and Year 1 on June 8.
  • Mill Hill Primary Academy:  Nursery, reception, Year 1 and Year 6 to return on June 2.
  • Moorpark Junior School, Burslem: Year 6 to return on June 2 at earliest. Hot dinners in classrooms; each child should a filled water bottle every day; closed for deep clean on Fridays.
  • New Ford Academy, Smallthorne:  Nursery, reception, Year 1 and Year 6 to return on June 1.
  • Newstead Primary Academy: Nursery, reception and Year 1 to return on June 1. Hope to bring back Year 6 on June 8, dependent on numbers of younger children.
  • Northwood Broom Academy, Northwood: ‘Some’ nursery pupils to return on June 3.
  • Norton-Le-Moors Primary Academy: Nursery, reception and Year 1 return on June 1.
  • Our Lady & St Benedict Catholic Academy, Abbey Hulton: Years 1 and 6 to return.
  • Our Lady’s Catholic Academy, Fenton: Reception returns on June 1, Year 6 on June 3, Year 1 on June 4, and nursery for part-day sessions from June 5. Deep cleaning every day; older pupils will have toilet access rota.
  • Packmoor Ormiston Academy: Year 1 returns from June 1, Year 6 on June 2, reception on June 3, nursery on June 4. Plan is to open every day for them by the end of the first week.
  • Priory CE Primary School, Trentham: Year 6 returns on June 8, nursery and reception likely to return on June 15, and Year 1 on June 22.
  • Saint Nathaniel’s Academy, Burslem: Reception, Year 1 and Year 6.
  • Sandon Primary Academy, Meir: Nursery, reception, Year 1 and Year 6.
  • Sneyd Academy, Sneyd Green: Nursery, reception, Year 1 and Year 6 likely to return from June 1.

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  • St Augustine’s Catholic Academy, Meir: Phased return in first week, with nurs
  • ery, then reception and then Year 1.
  • St George & St Martin’s Catholic Academy, Birches Head: Nursery, reception, Year 1 and Year 6.
  • St Gregory’s Catholic Academy, Longton:  Phased return in first week, with reception, then Year 6, then Year 1 and then nursery. Designated play areas; separate break-times; one child at a time in toilets.
  • St Joseph’s Catholic Academy, Goldenhill: Nursery, reception, Year 1 and Year 6.
  • St Maria Goretti Catholic Academy, Bentilee: Phased return from June 1, with Year 6, then Year 1, then foundation stage.
  • St Matthew’s CE Academy, Rough Close: Year 6 returns on June 3, Year 1 on June 4, reception on June 5.
  • St Peter’s Catholic Academy, Cobridge: Nursery, reception, Year 1 and Year 6 on June 1. Nursery children will do either morning or afternoon.
  • St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Primary School, Stoke: Nursery, reception, Year 1 and year 6.
  • Stoke Minster CE Primary Academy: Reception returns on June 2, Year 1 on June 8, Year 6 on June 15. No decision about nursery yet.
  • Sutherland Primary Academy, Blurton: Nursery, reception, Year 1 and Year 6 on June 1. Will hold some lessons outdoors.
  • The Crescent Academy, Meir: Phased return from June 1, with reception and Year 1 attending on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and nursery and Year 6 attending on Thursdays and Fridays.
  • The Meadows Primary Academy, Blurton: Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 return on June 1. Only have room for ‘smaller number’ of nursery children.
  • Whitfield Valley Primary Academy, Fegg Hayes: Nursery, reception and Year 1 return on June 1. Depending on numbers of younger pupils, Year 6 could return on June 8.





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