Terrorist Attack in Manchester
The appalling attack at the Manchester Arena on Monday 22 May 2017 is currently being treated as a suspected terrorist incident. All our thoughts are with the families and friends of those who have lost loved ones or have been injured or traumatised.
The police, hospitals, Council and emergency services are doing all they can to support them. As a City we will remain strong and it is more important than ever that our communities continue to support each other.
Our school leadership team will continue to ensure the safety of our children and security of our school buildings, and will remain vigilant at all times.
We appreciate these terrible events will be distressing for your children and the school community. We will remain open as usual and we appreciate your support in keeping the day as calm and normal as possible for the children. We have access to Educational Psychology Services should anybody require this.
There is an increased number of police, including armed patrols out in communities following yesterday’s incident. These are general patrols aimed at providing community reassurance and there is no need to be alarmed.
There is no intelligence relating to a threat to schools and GMP are not advising any schools to close.
Emergency Contact Details
Emergency numbers have been established for anyone who is concerned for loved ones who may not have returned home: 0161 856 9400 or 0161 856 9900.
Anyone with any information that could assist the police with their investigations should contact either Greater Manchester Police on 101, or the anti-terrorist hotline on 0800 789 321.
Images or footage of the attack can be uploaded at: ukpoliceimageappeal.co.uk
As we receive further information from the City Council or GMP, we will update parents/carers via our website.