23 February 2021 – Parent/Guardian Update


I hope that you and your families are all safe and well.

Last night, the Government announced the re-opening of schools and colleges from 8th March 2021. I am writing to inform you that the College will be open to students from Tuesday 9th March and will be operating a staggered return throughout that week. College transport will commence on this date.

As per current Government guidance and fundamental to keeping Macclesfield College as safe as possible, the College has already been undertaking the COVID-19 Lateral Flow testing of staff and students who have continued to attend.  From Tuesday 9th March, we will be offering this test to all students enrolled onto a study programme or 16 – 18 apprentices when they attend college for on-site learning. While this test is voluntary, I would encourage everyone to take it.

To enable us to plan more effectively for re-opening, I would be grateful if the online ‘Consent Form’ could be completed. Please click here to complete. If we do not receive this by midday on Friday 26th February, we will assume that you do not give consent.

We are very much looking forward to having all students back in College and I will write to you all at the beginning of next week outlining the full details of the return for each curriculum area.


With best wishes and thanks for your continued support.

Lucy Reed

Vice Principal: Curriculum and Quality