Coronavirus Updates ( Published: 16/03/2020)

Following Public Health England advice, the single most important action you can take is to stay home in order to protect the NHS and save lives. Whalley Range 11-18 High School is closed until further notice for all except vulnerable students and students of key workers.

Guidance for households with grandparents, parents and children living together where someone is at increased risk or has symptoms of coronavirus

This guidance is intended for households with grandparents, parents and children living together where a member of the household is aged 70 or over, meaning they are at increased risk of severe illness from coronavirus. Clinically vulnerable people include anyone aged 70 or over, as well as those under 70 with an underlying health condition:

Guidance for households with grandparents, parents and children living together where someone is at increased risk or has symptoms of coronavirus


Medical Help

NHS 111 can help if you have an urgent medical problem and you’re not sure what to do.


Where can I go to get support to help keep my child safe online?

There is a lot of support available to keep your child safe online. Below are some useful links to help parents and carers:

  • Thinkyouknow (advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online)
  • Internet matters (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
  • Parent info (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
  • LGfL (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
  • Net-aware (support for parents and careers from the NSPCC)

Children of Critical Workers and Vulnerable Children

From Friday 20 March 2020 schools, childcare and other educational settings are closed for everyone except children of critical workers and vulnerable children. Please see the government’s guidance: Closure of Educational Settings.

If parents’ work is critical to the coronavirus response, their children will be prioritised for early years and education provision. The Government has published a list of Critical Workers.


Accessing eLearning Resources from Home

Please see the ‘Accessing eLearnng Resources from Home’ instructions (attached to this page), which explain how to access our VLE (FROG) and navigate to eLearning materials that have been prepared by your teachers.


Prevention is Better than Cure

There are various measures that people can use to reduce the spread of infection:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
  • Always wash your hands when you get home or into work/school
  • Use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you
    cough or sneeze
  • Put used tissues in the bin straight away and wash your hands afterwards
  • Try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell
  • Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean

Coronavirus Helpline

The Department for Education have launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 (coronavirus) related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:


Useful Links

Coronavirus (COVID-19): school closures

Closure of educational settings: information for parents and carers

Guidance for Education Settings

Travel Advice

Number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and risk in the UK

Quality Marks, Awards & Affiliations

We strive for excellence and are very proud of our achievements and affiliations.

If you believe something is missing or should be removed from the list below, please let us know.

Confederation of School Trusts logo Educate Awards Winner 2019 logo SSAT Educational Outcomes Awards 2018 logo SSAT Effective Learning Behaviour logo SSAT Climate for Learning logo Cyber Essentials Certificate logo Manchester United Foundation logo The Duke of Edinburgh logo The Cultural Diversity Standards logo The Schools Co-operative Society logo School Achievement Award logo Sport England logo Leading Edge Partnership Programme logo The Quality in Careers Standard logo Healthy Schools Manchester logo Basic Skills Quality Mark logo Whalley Range Sixth Form logo Education and Leadership Trust logo