Crossgates Primary School

Kiln Lane, Rochdale, Lancashire, OL16 3HB
Contact: Mrs. J. Norton - Headteacher
Mrs. L. Richards - Business Manager
Mrs. L. McGuigan - School Administrator/Clerk to Governors
Mrs. E. McMahon - Deputy Head/ SEND Co-Ordinator

01706 654573



We still have cases of Covid being reported every day. Cases are not as high as they were, but we are not out of this outbreak yet. You will have been notified if your child has to complete a daily LFD. Please work with us. We are all wearing masks in school, so please continue to in the playground, many of you aren’t. Things may be lifting in the community, but it is very different in schools and I have a daily challenge of staffing classes to keep face-to-face teaching in place.

 Please help us by:

  • Wearing a mask in the playground.
  • Ensure your child has washed their hands before they come to school.
  • Your child only brings their book bag, water bottle and lunchbox. These must be clean.
  • Complete LFDs.
  • Don’t send your child in if they are poorly or positive.
  • Follow the one-way system outside school and use the correct gates.


In line with the national guidance, children aged under 18 years and 6 months are no longer required to self-isolate if they are a close contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. 

Your child and other members of your household can continue normal activities provided your child does not develop symptoms.  Headaches and sore throats are the main symptoms we are seeing now. If your child tests positive on an LFD, there is no need to confirm with a PCR.  Isolation is now 5 days. If your child takes an LFD on day 5 and then another on day 6 (24 hours apart) and they are both negative, they can end isolation and return to school on day 6. If your child is still positive or still has a temperature, they cannot return to school and must continue to isolate.

Working together we can get through this. Thank you.



Please click the links below to view our latest information re: Covid-19.

Crossgates Risk Assessment May 2022.docx

Return to school January 2022 Advice.docx

Crossgates Catering Risk Assessment April 2022.docx

Cleaning and Caretaking Risk Aassessment April 2022.docx

Crossgates LFT risk assessment.docx

Crossgates covid 19 recovery plan MARCH 2021.docx

Safeguarding Covid19 Policy.docx

Crossgates updated Covid addendum March 2021 - Safeguarding and Child Protection.docx