Update about September


As you may know, the government has stated that all children will be back in school in September.

At the end of last week, schools were issued with guidance about how we can do this as safely as possible.

We have been working hard to put plans and risk assessments in place so that we can tell you what this will look like at Belfield before the summer holidays in a week’s time.

As soon as these plans are finalised, we will, of course, let you know, but for those of you whose children have been in school over the last few weeks, most of the safety routines in place that you’ll already be aware of, will continue.

Please keep checking your emails as this is how we will be communicating with you (if you do not have an email address, we will post this information to you).

You should all now have received an email (or letter) with your child’s report attached – this also informs you of your child’s new class and teacher.

When you return in September, we will continue to aim to reduce the number of parents and children coming onto site, by having slightly different start and finish times. The table below tells you what time your child can be dropped at their classroom. If you have more than one child at school, you can bring them at the same time.

Year Groups

Start time

Finish time

Enter and Exit through

KS2   5&6     

(Class 11, 12, 13, 14)



Belfield Gate

KS2   3&4    

(Class 7, 8, 9, 10)



Pedestrian Gate walk around

KS1   1&2  

(Class 3, 4, 5, 6)



Belfield Gate

EYFS  Reception

(Class 1 and 2)



Belfield Gate

EYFS  Nursery       

Morning    10am

Afternoon 1.30pm



Nursery gate


At this present time, due to COVID 19 and not being able to let children from different classes mix, we will not be able to start Breakfast Club in September. If you are a working parent and this is going to be problematic, please let us know before we break up for the summer holidays.

If you have any questions, please call school or email us at office@belfield.rochdale.sch.uk.

We would like to thank-you for your ongoing support – we have a wonderful community and are looking forward to welcoming you back in the Autumn term.

Stay safe and keep following public health guidance,

Mrs Farrell         



Keeping checking this page where we will be adding updates during the school closure. 
To support your children's learning at home please visit our Home Learning Page. You on find helpful numbers and contact information on our Helpful Numbers page.

26th May 2020



We hope you are well and have had a lovely, long weekend.

As you know we are in the process of planning for some children in Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 to return to school. 

The government said that this return will be from 1st June and when it is safe to do so.

However, SAGE (Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies) released some further information on Friday about the re-opening of schools and as a result, Rochdale Local Authority have made the decision to delay the opening of schools until at least June 15th:

"You may have seen the documentation provided by Sage published on Friday.

 As a result, we are advising schools to delay the return for pupils in those year groups identified by the DfE until 15th June, 2020... 

we think it wise to consider the advice from Sage about risk reduction and timescales."

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, but I'm sure you'll agree that the safety of our children, families and staff, has to be our main concern.

School will continue to be open for the children of Key Workers and other specified groups.

We will, of course, keep you updated as information and guidance changes.

Many thanks as always for your continued support

Mrs Farrell and Miss Wilson

Key Worker Form

Redeeming Free School Meal Vouchers


7th April 2020

Click HERE for a list of recommended online learning resources issued by the government

3rd April 2020

Free School Meals

Important: If you think your children may be eligible for free school meals and you are not receiving them, you can apply here : Rochdale.gov.uk

22nd March 2020


Scam Warning

To all our parents and carers,

Please be aware that there is a scam e-mail going around relating to free school meals. It states 'As schools will be closing, if you're entitled to free school meals, please send your bank details and we'll make sure you're supported'. We can confirm this is a scam and not official. If you receive an e-mail like this please do not respond and delete it immediately 

20th March 2020


Dear Parents and carers,


It really is with a heavy heart that we have to say bye- bye for a while to so many of you.


We really do care about you and your families and wish like you all do, that this situation wasn’t happening.


The words and support you have offered us over the last few weeks has been really appreciated.


As soon as we get any information we will be in touch.


There will be staff on-site, call if you have any concerns but please don’t come to school unless it is a prearranged meeting.


I would like on your behalf to thank the wonderful school staff, many who will still be coming in every day to provide the new service we have been asked to deliver.


In the meantime


Please check the web site regularly and don’t forget to: 


Wash your hands

Catch it

Bin it

Kill it


Keep safe, take care and thank you for your continued support.


Yours sincerely



Margaret Farrell

Head Teacher

Forced Closure Letter - 20th March 2020

Dear Parents and carers,


As you are now aware school has got to close until further notice.

We will send out any information through the school website


We will also use our text and email service. Please let us know if you have changed your phone number recently.


Although this will be quite challenging for all of use, we would like to reassure and if you follow the guidelines laid down by Public Health England the majority of you will be fine.


  • Wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds.
  • Use a tissue to cough and sneeze into. Catch it Bin It Kill it


We are as ever keen that the children do not miss out on their schooling, so you will find lots of helpful information and advice on our website.

We will supply children with reading books to take home.

Spelling and maths tasks.

Year Six will have their test books to work from.


It would really help if every day you could support your children to

  • Read
  • Practice times tables and number bonds
  • Practice their spelling and do some writing

Here is a simple timetable, you may wish to use with your children if you are at home with them.

However, whatever you can do is great.







Phonics & spelling


Writing and practicing hand writing.


Look for links to our topic work online.

More Reading



There is lots on the web site and all children will have their log in details to access to purple mash and TTrockstars

Many thanks for all you do,



Margaret Farrell

Head Teacher


COVID19 - 20th March 2020

Parent/ Carer information,  

First I would like to apologise at how formal all this sounds but we are working through incredibly difficult times.

Please could you complete this form if you feel you are on the key worker list attached and return when you pick your children up.

Please, follow these key principles:

  • If it is at all possible for children to be at home, then they should be.
  • If a child needs specialist support, is vulnerable or has a parent who is a critical worker, then educational provision will be available for them.
  • Parents should not rely for childcare upon those who are advised to be in the stringent social distancing category such as grandparents, friends, or family members with underlying conditions.
  • Parents should also do everything they can to ensure children are not mixing socially in a way which can continue to spread the virus. They should observe the same social distancing principles as adults.
  • Residential special schools, boarding schools and special settings continue to care for children wherever possible.


Name :






Name and address of place of work:



Name of child/ren





Emergency contact number




If your child is able to attend school because you are on the Key worker list:

  • You must let school know if for any reason they cannot attend.
  • Breakfast club will continue to run from 8.15am
  • School will open from 8.45 -3pm
  • No adults will be allowed in the building other than school staff. 
  • Children should be dropped off and collected at the main entrance with an adult.
  • Doors will open at 8.15 for breakfast club parents cannot wait inside school.
  • School will open at 8.45 again bring to front door.


The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:

  • new continuous cough and/or
  • high temperature

You and your family must self-isolate for 14 days.

Please inform school immediately.

Take care look after yourselves.

For further guidance visit :




19th March 2020

Dear parents/carers

First of all, thank-you for your patience and support during these difficult times.

We are getting new information all the time.

For the majority of children, school will be closed from 3pm on Friday afternoon.

School will remain open for children with an Education Health Care Plan and children who are currently being supported by a Social Worker, as well as children of “Key Workers”.

As soon as we receive the “Key Worker” list, we will share it with you.

Moving forward, we will have to ask you details of your employment if you are on this list.

Today, your children should come home with log-in details and passwords to allow them to access work at home, online. Our school website is also full of great ideas and will be continuously updated. Your children may also bring some books and packs home to work through.

Tomorrow, children will bring their school work books home, to remind them of the work they’ve covered and to give you some support in helping your children. Please keep these books safe so that they can be returned to school as soon as we return.

We will send out further information tomorrow, but in the meantime keep washing your hands, reassure your children and stay healthy. Please refer to the letter sent out yesterday, which gives you a list of websites with useful advice.

Once again, many thanks for your continued support.

Take care

Mrs Farrell and Miss Wilson