Is your child’s on the list? These 65 Stoke-on-Trent schools are still open this week


Sixty-five schools are still open across Stoke-on-Trent for the rest of the Easter break.

They are still operating to look after children whose parents are key-workers during the coronavirus pandemic.

Some of the schools – including Bentilee’s Discovery Academy, Park Hall Academy and Newstead Primary Academy – are even open into the evenings.

The extended hours have been brought in to support the children of NHS workers, police officers and firefighters whose shift patterns mean they may struggle to drop off youngsters for 9am and pick them up at 3.30pm.

And some closed schools have made arrangements for children to go elsewhere during the current two-week break.

Now parents are being urged to check whether their child’s school is open. Schools will continue to remain closed to most pupils when the new term begins next week.

Stoke-on-Trent City Council leader Abi Brown said: “What we’ve seen in the city is schools coming together to support key-workers and it’s been good to see.

“Their efforts to ensure young people are being cared for while their parents go out and provide support and care for us during one of the most difficult times is great to see.

“Residents are advised to speak to their school to check on the arrangements for this period, and it may be possible to use an alternative school if their usual school is closed.”

It is thought that around 400 pupils-a-day are still attending school sites across the city during the Easter break.

It has been recommended that all staff who volunteer to work over Easter should be paid an extra £20 per hour. This is in line with the rates offered to teachers running summer schools.

For more information about school opening times over the Easter period call the council on 01782 237074.

These schools are open this week:

  • Abbey Hill School and College, Meir: Opening times – 8.30am – 4.00pm, Thursday and Friday;
  • Alexandra Junior School, Meir: Open on Thursday;
  • Ash Green Primary Academy, Trentham: Open Thursday and Friday;

Ball Green Primary School
  • Ball Green Primary School: Open Thursday and Friday: 8.30am to 3.10pm;
  • Belgrave St Bartholomew’s Academy, Lightwood: Open Thursday and Friday;
  • Birches Head Academy: Open Thursday and Friday;
  • Blurton Primary School: Open Thursday and Friday;
  • Burnwood Community Primary School, Chell Heath: Open Thursday and Friday – 9am to 3pm;
  • Carmountside Primary Academy, Abbey Hulton: open Thursday and Friday;
  • Christ Church CofE Primary Academy, Fenton, open Thursday and Friday;
  • Clarice Cliff Primary School, Longton: Open Thursday and Friday – amended opening hours to accommodate early drop off – contact the school for more information;
  • Co-op Academy Stoke-On-Trent, Tunstall: Open Thursday and Friday;

The Discovery Academy in Bentilee
The Discovery Academy in Bentilee
  • Discovery Academy, Bentilee: Open Thursday and Friday – 6am to 9pm;
  • Forest Park Primary School, Cobridge: Open Thursday and Friday;
  • Gladstone Primary Academy, Longton: Open Thursday and Friday – 8.45am to 3.20pm;
  • Goldenhill Primary Academy: Open Thursday and Friday;
  • Hanley St Luke’s CofE Aided Primary School: Open Thursday and Friday – 7.45am – 5.30pm;
  • Harpfield Primary Academy, Hartshill: Open Thursday and Friday – 7.30am – 5.30pm;
  • Haywood Academy, Tunstall: Open Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday;
  • Heron Cross Primary School: Open Thursday, Friday – 8am to 3.30pm;
  • Hillside Primary School, Baddeley Green Open Thursday and Friday;

Holden Lane Primary School
Holden Lane Primary School
  • Holden Lane Primary School, Sneyd Green: Open Thursday and Friday – 8am – 3.05pm;
  • Jackfield Infant School, Burslem: Open Thursday and Friday;
  • Kemball Special School, Fenton: Open Thursday and Friday;
  • Kingsland CofE Academy, Bucknall: Open Thursday and Friday – 8am – 4pm;
  • Mill Hill Primary Academy, Tunstall: Open Thursday and Friday;
  • Milton Primary Academy: Open Thursday and Friday;
  • New Ford Academy, Smallthorne: Open Thursday and Friday;
  • Newstead Primary Academy: Open Thursday and Friday – 7.30am – 6pm;
  • Northwood Broom Academy: Open Thursday and Friday – 9am – 3pm;
  • Norton-Le-Moors Primary Academy: Open Thursday and Friday – 7.30am – 6pm;
  • Oakhill Primary School: Open Thursday and Friday – 7.50am – 4.15pm;
  • Ormiston Horizon Academy, Chell: Open Thursday and Friday – 7.50am – 4.15pm;
  • Ormiston Meridian Academy, Meir: Open Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday;

Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy
Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy
  • Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy, Blurton: Open Thursday and Friday;
  • Park Hall Academy: Open Thursday and Friday – 7am – 6pm;
  • Priory CofE Primary School, Trentham: Open Thursday and Friday;
  • St Nathaniel’s Academy, Burslem: Open Thursday and Friday;
  • Sandon Primary Academy: Open Thursday and Friday – 9am – 3pm;
  • Smallthorne Primary Academy: Open Thursday and Friday;
  • Sneyd Academy, Sneyd Green: Open Thursday and Friday – 8.30am – 3.15pm;
  • St Gregory’s Catholic Academy, Blurton: Open Thursday and Friday – 8am – 5pm;

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  • St John’s CofE (A) Primary School: Open Thursday and Friday;
  • St Joseph’s Catholic Academy, Goldenhill: Open Thursday and Friday;
  • St Joseph’s College, Trent Vale: Open Thursday and Friday;
  • St Mark’s CofE (A) Primary School, Hanley: Open Thursday and Friday – 8am to 4pm;
  • St Mary’s Catholic Academy, Norton-Le-Moors: Open Thursday and Friday;
  • St Mary’s Church of England Primary School: Open Thursday and Friday;
  • St Matthews Church of England Academy, Lightwood Road: Open Thursday and Friday;
  • St Paul’s CofE (C) Primary School, Blurton: Open Thursday and Friday;

St Peter’s Academy
  • St Peter’s CofE Academy, Fenton: Open Thursday and Friday;
  • St Teresa’s Catholic (A) Primary School, Trent Vale: Open Thursday and Friday – 8.30am – 2.45pm;
  • St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Primary School, Hartshill: Open Thursday and Friday;
  • St Thomas More Catholic Academy, Longton: Open Thursday and Friday;
  • Star Academy, Sandyford: Open Thursday and Friday;
  • Stoke Minster CofE Primary Academy: Open Thursday and Friday – 8.45am – 3.15pm;
  • Sutherland Primary Academy, Blurton: Open Thursday and Friday;
  • The Crescent Academy, Meir: Open Thursday and Friday – 8.55am – 3.15pm (wraparound care available 7.30am – 6pm);
  • The Willows Primary School, Penkhull: Open Thursday and Friday;
  • Thistley Hough Academy, Penkhull: Open Thursday and Friday – 8.30am – 3.15pm;
  • Trentham Academy: Open Thursday and Friday;
  • Waterside Primary School, Hanley: Open Thursday and Friday;
  • Weston Infant Academy, Weston Coyney: Open Thursday and Friday – 7.30am – 5.30pm;
  • Whitfield Valley Primary Academy, Fegg Hayes: Open Thursday and Friday;

If your child’s school isn’t on the above list, then they are closed. However, children who attend the schools that are closed may be able to attend a different school.

Take a look at the list below:

  • Abbey Hulton Primary School: Closed – contact 01782 234234 if provision is required;
  • Alexandra Infants’ School, Normacot: Closed – provision available at Alexandra Junior School;
  • Bentilee Nursery School: Closed – School closed – contact 01782 234234 if provision is required;

Eaton Park Academy, in Arbourfield Drive
  • Eaton Park Academy: Closed – pupils attending Discovery Academy;
  • Etruscan Primary School: Closed – contact 01782 234234 if provision is required;
  • Greenways Primary Academy, Stockton Brook: Closed – pupils attending Milton Primary Academy;
  • Grove Academy, Northwood: Closed – pupils attending Northwood Broom Academy;
  • Hamilton Academy: Closed – pupils attending Northwood Broom Academy;
  • Maple Court Academy: Closed – pupils attending Discovery Academy;
  • Merit Pupil Referral Unit: School closed – contact 01782 234234 if provision is required;
  • Moorpark Junior School., Burslem: Closed – pupils attending Jackfield Infant School;
  • Our Lady and St Benedict Catholic Academy, Abbey Hulton: Closed – pupils attending St Mary’s Catholic Academy; or St Joseph’s Catholic Academy;
  • Our Lady’s Catholic Academy: Closed – pupils attending St Gregory’s Catholic Academy;
  • Packmoor Ormiston Academy: Closed – pupils attending Ormiston Horizon Academy;
  • Portland School and Specialist College: School closed – contact 01782 234234 if provision is required;
  • REACH Academy: School closed – contact 01782 234234 if provision is required;
  • Sandford Hill Primary School: School closed – contact 01782 234234 if provision is required;
  • St Augustine’s Catholic Academy: Closed – pupils attending St Thomas More Catholic Academy; or St Gregory’s Catholic Academy;
  • St George and St Martin’s Catholic Academy, in Birches Head: Closed – pupils attending St Mary’s Catholic Academy; or St Joseph’s Catholic Academy;

St Margaret Ward Catholic Academy
St Margaret Ward Catholic Academy
  • St Margaret Ward Catholic Academy, in Tunstall: Closed – pupils attending St Mary’s Catholic Academy; or St Joseph’s Catholic Academy;
  • St Maria Goretti Catholic Academy: Closed – pupils attending St Gregory’s Catholic Academy;
  • St Peter’s Catholic Academy: Closed – pupils attending St Mary’s Catholic Academy; or St Joseph’s Catholic Academy;
  • St Wilfrid’s Catholic Primary School: Closed – pupils attending St Mary’s Catholic Academy; or St Joseph’s Catholic Academy;
  • Summerbank Primary Academy, in Tunstall: Closed – pupils attending Ellison Primary;
  • The Excel Academy, Sneyd Green: Closed – pupils attending Discovery Academy; and Sneyd Academy;
  • Watermill School: School closed – contact 01782 234234 if provision is required;
  • Weston Junior Academy, in Weston Coyney: Closed – pupils attending Weston Infant Academy;





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