18th December 2020

Head’s Christmas blog


I’d like to thank all pupils, families and staff for the support you have given to keeping North Ridge operating over the term. I hope that the pupils have enjoyed learning in school and mixing with their friends. This week has been a great week with celebrations for us all.


I hope we will all continue to be safe over the break and be able to run again in January- TERM COMMENCES ON TUESDAY 5.1.21. – THERE IS NO CHANGE TO THIS.


Please make sure you still communicate if your child has COVID symptoms or a positive test following the letter sent to you. It is also on our website and here: Track and Trace letter


  • If your child receives a positive test result before the end of term please contact us in the usual way by emailing admin@northridge.manchester.sch.uk or telephoning 01615079700. If your child receives a positive test result after the above and up to and including 23 December, you must contact the Manchester Test and Trace Team on 0800 840 3858 as soon as possible. The team is available to take calls between 9-4pm. During the call you will be asked when your child began to display symptoms to establish if they were in school during their infectious period. This will allow the team to consider if close contacts need to be told to self-isolate.


Positive results for your child from the 24 December onwards (and potential school absence) can be reported to us in the usual manner at beginning of term on 4.1.21.


Thanks to all our families for your support during this challenging time. Happy Christmas to you all!


Bernice Kostick