62 Greater Manchester schools hit by Covid cases since reopening last week

Covid cases have been now been confirmed at 62 Greater Manchester schools since they reopened in full last week.

With lateral flow tests being carried out on all secondary students and staff working across all schools, it’s unsurprising that cases are being picked up on.

But the number of positive results is having a huge impact on schools, with many having sent numerous classes home to self-isolate and two primaries – The Friars in Salford and Garrett Hall in Tyldesley – closing altogether for deep cleans.

Today’s cases include the closure of Year 3 and 4 bubbles at St Peter’s CE Primary in Swinton, where five children have tested positive in Year 4, as well as the teacher. Nearby Co-op Academy Swinton has had its third positive case.

And at King David High School in Crumpsall, the whole of Year 11 is now remote learning until after the Easter holidays after three confirmed cases, while bubbles from Years 10 and 7 have also been sent home.

Hundreds of pupils are isolating at King David High School in Crumpsall
(Image: ABNM Photography)

We reported last night how 51 of the region’s schools had sent children home following cases among pupils, staff or both. That number has now risen to 62.

However, these are only the ones the Manchester Evening News has been alerted to by parents, so the true figure is likely to be even higher.

Today’s list of schools:

  • Manchester Health Academy, Manchester – (case confirmed Year 10)
  • St Barnabas CE Primary Academy, Openshaw – (Years 1, 2, 5 and 6 isolating)
  • King David High School, Crumpsall – (three confirmed cases Year 11, whole year isolating)
  • Godfrey Ermen Primary, Eccles, Salford – (case confirmed Year 4)
  • St Peter’s CE Primary, Swinton – (five confirmed cases, plus teacher. Years 3 and 4 isolating)
  • Priestnall School, Stockport – (confirmed cases)
  • The Firs Primary, Sale, Trafford – (confirmed case)
  • Philips High, Whitefield – (confirmed case Year 9)
  • Westleigh High, Wigan – (confirmed case)
  • Yew Tree Primary, Dukinfield, Tameside – (confirmed case Year 2)
  • Holden Clough Primary, Ashton, Tameside – (Reception isolating)

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The schools where cases have already been confirmed:


  • Oasis Academy Aspinal, Gorton – (a key worker bubble from last week)
  • The Divine Mercy RC Primary, Rusholme – (case confirmed in Year 5, close contacts isolating)
  • St John’s CE Primary, Longsight – (Three bubbles closed)
  • Wright Robinson College, Gorton, Manchester – (case confirmed in Year 10)
  • Didsbury High, Manchester – (case confirmed)
  • Webster Primary, Hulme, Manchester – (case confirmed, small number of children isolating)

  • St Ambrose RC Primary, Manchester – (cases confirmed in Years 3 and 6)
  • Alma Park Primary, Levenshulme – (both Year 6 classes isolating)
  • Briscoe Lane Academy, Manchester – (Year 3 and 5 bubbles)
  • Camberwell Park School, Manchester – (two bubbles isolating)
  • Bowker Vale Primary, Crumpsall – (Classes from Years 3, 4 and 6 isolating)


  • Co-op Academy Swinton – (Cases confirmed, including one in Year 7)
  • The Friars Primary, Salford – (Closed to all but Early Years)
  • Co-op Academy Walkden, Salford – (case confirmed Year 9, close contacts isolating)

  • Light Oaks Juniors, Salford – (Several confirmed cases in Year 6)
  • Lewis Street Primary, Eccles, Salford – (confirmed case in Reception)


  • Little Lever School, Bolton – (confirmed case in Year 7)
  • Bolton St Catherine’s Academy, Bolton – (case confirmed in Year 8)
  • St James CE Primary, Farnworth – (Classes 4, 5, 8, 9 and 10)
  • Highfield Primary, Bolton – (Year 3)
  • Kings Leadership Academy, Bolton – (confirmed case)


  • Co-op Academy Failsworth, Oldham – (confirmed case in Year 10)
  • Knowsley Junior School, Oldham – (case confirmed in Year 6)
  • St Martin’s CE Primary, Oldham – (case confirmed in Year 6)
  • Oasis Academy Leesbrook, Oldham – (case confirmed in Year 10, bubble isolating)

  • Beever Primary, Oldham – (confirmed case in Nursery/Reception bubble)
  • Oasis Academy Limeside – (Reception)


  • Hazel Grove High, Stockport – (Confirmed case/s)
  • Greave Primary, Stockport – (case confirmed Year 2N)
  • Werneth School, Romiley, Stockport – (case confirmed Year 10, 90 pupils isolating)
  • Alexandra Park Primary, Stockport – (Year 1)
  • Reddish Vale High, Stockport – (case confirmed in Year 8)
  • Meadowbank Primary, Cheadle – (two cases confirmed)


  • Manor Academy, Sale – (case confirmed in Year 7)
  • St Hugh of Lincoln RC Primary, Stretford – (confirmed cases in Reception and Year 5/6)
  • North Cestrian School, Altrincham – (case confirmed, close contacts isolating)


  • Wardle Academy, Rochdale – (case confirmed, close contacts isolating)
  • Hollins Primary, Middleton – (Nursery, Reception and a Year 6 class)


  • Westfield Community School, Wigan – (case confirmed in Reception and Year 5)
  • Shevington High, Wigan – (Multiple cases Year 8)
  • St Mark’s CE Primary, Wigan – (case confirmed in Reception)
  • Garrett Hall Primary, Wigan – (number of positive cases, school closed for deep clean)
  • St Edmund Arrowsmith, Wigan – (case confirmed Year 11, close contacts isolating)
  • Fred Longworth High, Wigan – (case confirmed, close contacts isolating)


  • Mossley Hollins High, Tameside – (confirmed cases in Years 10 and 11)
  • Inspire Academy Ashton, Tameside – (a key worker bubble from last week)
  • Corrie Primary, Denton, Tameside – (Case in Reception)
  • Denton Community College, Tameside – (case confirmed)

  • All Saints Catholic College, Dukinfield, Tameside – (case confirmed Year 7)
  • Alder Community High, Hyde, Tameside – (confirmed case Year 9)
  • Rayner Stephens High, Dukinfield, Tameside – (case confirmed Year 11)

If your school is affected by a positive Covid test, let us know in the comments, or email sophie.halle-richards@reachplc.com.

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