Learning From Home

Head Teacher Letter

Please click the following link to open the Head Teacher Letter 27th March 2020

Survey monkey can be accessed via the below link or QR code:

Home learning Survey

School Email

For pupils to access their email they need to go to the school website: www.prestwich.bury.sch.uk

At the very top of the page they need to click on ‘School email’.  This will take them to a page where they just need to enter their school email address, which is their 4 digit school number, followed by @prestwich.bury.sch.uk, and their password.

If you are experiencing difficulties logging in to the system when the website would load, but then it would bring you back to the previous screen (login loop), you may have to clear your web browser cookies/cache. Please use either Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge web browser to access the email system. Please also be advised that clearing web browser cache might delete some of your browsing history.

To fix the login loop issue please click the following link and complete the steps outlined in the guide for your web browser: Stuck in a continuous login loop with Office 365?


Microsoft Office Desktop applications

Our students are licensed to download and install Microsoft Office 365 (ProPlus) applications suite on their home computers. This software may be required to open certain files like Word, Excel or PowerPoint and in order to complete any work sent by the teachers.
Please click the following link to open guide how to Download and install or reinstall Office 365 on a PC or Mac.




Every pupil at Prestwich Arts College has access to GCSE Pod.  The web address for GCSE Pod is www.gcsepod.com

Whilst this site is aimed mainly at pupils in Key Stage 4 all pupils can use it.  It provides short videos or ‘pods’ that pupils can watch on key topics for a wide variety of subjects.

If a pupil hasn’t used it beforehand it is easy to login.  By clicking on the ‘login’ link pupils just need to select ‘New here. Get started’.  From this page they enter their name, date of birth and school.  They can then create their own login and password and get started straight away.

If a pupil has forgotten their user details – there are links on the website to reset these. 



Hegarty Maths

This website, www.hegartymaths.com , is also available to all pupils.  Whilst it is used for homework within the Maths department all students can access it to work on their Maths skills, whether or not work has been set prior.  They log on with their name and date of birth and the password they have created. 

If a pupil has forgotten their password they can email their maths teacher to have this reset.



Seneca Learning

Seneca learning is an free online platform https://www.senecalearning.com/

Press ‘students start here’ tab. Choose the age group tab and select either KS3 (Years 7-9) or GCSE. Select subject and choose your subject e.g. Chemistry.

Click the correct exam board (AQA) and tier at KS4 (Foundation or Higher). Choose tasks on the left and click ‘start learning’ for information and tasks to follow.



Safeguarding procedures during school closure:


During the period of school closure, we are aware that vulnerable families will not have the same access to the school staff who usually support them.  We would like to provide some reassurance regarding ongoing access to support during this difficult time.


Our promise to parents & carers:


  • Staff will continue to attend any safeguarding meetings in relation to your children provided that these go ahead.
  • In the event that meetings are cancelled, we will provide up to date information (via report) to professionals who are working with your family.
  • We will endeavour to respond to emails within 48 hours


In the event that you have a serious safeguarding concern, please find below the numbers for the local Children’s Services Departments for our pupils:


Bury MASH: 0161 253 5678

Salford (The Bridge): 0161 603 4500

Manchester Children Services:  0161 234 5001

Rochdale Children’s Services: 01706 647474




If you are concerned about your child’s mental health and presentation, please contact Children’s and Adolescents Mental Health Services (Healthy Young Minds) directly on the following numbers:


Bury HYM: 0161 716 1110

Salford CAMHS: 0161 518 5400

Manchester CAMHS: 0161 203 3250

Rochdale CAMHS: 01706 676000



The following agencies are also available for support…


NSPCC/ Childline

Children's charity dedicated to ending child abuse and child cruelty.

Phone: 0800 1111 for Childline for children (24-hour helpline)



Information on child and adolescent mental health. Services for parents and professionals.

Phone: Parents' helpline 0808 802 5544 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm)

Website: www.youngminds.org.uk



Phone: 0808 801 0677 (adults) or 0808 801 0711 (for under-18s)

Website: www.b-eat.co.uk



Young suicide prevention society.

Phone: HOPELINEUK 0800 068 4141 (Monday to Friday, 10am to 10pm, and 2pm to 10pm on weekends and bank holidays)

Website: www.papyrus-uk.org



Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.

Phone: 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline)

Website: www.samaritans.org.uk



The Mix

Confidential support for young people under the age of 25 on a range of issues.

Phone: 0808 808 4994

Website: www.themix.org.uk



Crisis Messenger

Young people can contact  Crisis Messenger 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by texting THEMIX to 85258. Their text messaging support service is free and for any issue and they provide in-the-moment support and problem solving when it is most needed. This service is delivered in partnership with Crisis Text Line and Shout.

Text THEMIX to 85258


Food banks


If you are concerned about hardship or access to provisions during this difficult period, here are the details for local foodbanks who can supply essentials to families experiencing financial hardship.


Healthwatch Bury

St Johns House, 155 - 163 The Rock, Bury BL9 0ND

0161 253 6300


Porch Boxes - Food Bank Donation Point

Bradley Fold, Radcliffe, Manchester BL2 6RS

0161 761 5908


Salvation Army Local Corps Community Centres Bury

18 Brookshaw St, Bury BL9 6EB

0161 763 5142



Bury Business Centre, Kay St, Bury BL9 6BU

0161 763 6335


The Trussell Trust Food Bank

Trafford St, Farnworth, Bolton BL4 7PQ

01204 861671


Middleton Central Foodbank

Middleton Shopping Centre, S6 b/c Second Floor, Limetrees Rd, Middleton M24 4EL

0161 643 1163


Manchester Central Foodbank

Oxford Rd, Manchester M13 9PG

07928 412339


Heywood Food Bank

94 Adelaide St, Heywood OL10 4HE

07396 071193


Salford Foodbank

Mocha Parade, Christ Central, Salford M7 1QE

0161 637 4500


Greater Together Manchester

Church House, 90 Deansgate, Manchester M3 2QG

0161 828 1400



IT Support Contact Form

Please use the following from if you are unable to access your emails. All requests will be dealt with, we will get back to you as soon as possible. Please do not log duplicate requests.