0161 330 3169

Elgin Street, Ashton-under-lyne, Lancashire, OL7 9DD


Canon Johnson C of E Primary School


All school updates regarding COVID-19 will be posted here.

Please check back regularly.

31st March 2020  Updated government information for parents on closure of schools

27th March 2020 Visit the government website for advice for self-employed, sick pay and support.

 24th March 2020 Guidance on shielding the vulnerable

23rd March 2020 Boris Johnson's address to the nation

22nd March 2020 Boris Johnson's Mothering Sunday Statement 

20th March 2020 PARENT KEY WORKER QUESTIONNAIRE - Please complete ASAP

20th March 2020 Government Document for parents on the closure of Educational Settings

18th March 2020 Update letter from the CEO of the Forward as One Trust

18th March 2020  SCHOOL WILL CLOSE TO PUPILS FROM Friday 20th March 2020

We are awaiting confirmation of requirements regarding the children of 'key workers' and will update parents as soon as we have more information.

18th March 2020 Announcement at 5pm by Gavin Williamson the Secretary for Education

17th March 2020 Update letter to parents 

17th March 2020 Keeping in touch information

Unfortunately we have had to cancel Wednesday's Year 3 class assembly and Friday's Mothers' Day Morning Tea.

17th March 2020 Changes in school

Due to the possible spread of the corona virus in school we have made several changes that will reduce the chance of spreading the disease. Please read these important changes that have been made today:

• No whole school assemblies or events until after Easter
• At the end of the day all chairs stacked and tables cleared so they can be cleaned
• Water bottles brought into school must have the child’s name on and taken home each day to be cleaned
• All clubs and external visitors cancelled until after Easter
• Separate areas of the playground for each phase of the school
• Changes in breaktimes: Key Stage 1 10.20-10.35am and Key Stage 2 10.40-10.55am
• Changes in lunch times to limit contact: Reception 11.30am, Year 1 11.40am, Year 2 11.50am, Year 3 12pm, Year 4 12.10pm, Year 5/6 12.20pm. Year 5 and 6 will have their dinner time from 12.15-1.15pm each day

• Pens, pencils and rulers put away in their own drawers and kept by pupils
• Each area now has cleaning spray, disinfectant wipes and cloths to keep areas clean
• Each area has an anti bac spray on the wall for pupils to use as well as soap in the toilets


In the event of school closure, and to continue the progress of the pupils this term, each teacher will be sending out work packs to be completed before coming back into school. There will also be a range of online resources to use that the pupils can access including: Oxford Reading Buddy and TT Rockstars.

CLICK HERE to read today's updated guidance from the Government Tuesday 17th March

CLICK HERE to read a transcript of Boris Johnson's Speech Monday 16th March

CLICK HERE to visit the Government's COVID-19 updates page