Schools

School, college, and early years' closures 

Following government guidance some nurseries, early years providers, local authority schools, and academies opened on 1 June to pre-school children, plus pupils in Reception, Year 1, and Year 6.

From 15 June, some secondary schools, sixth form colleges, and further education colleges also reopened for Years 10 and 12, alongside some alternative provision settings for Years 10 and 11.

Reopening has been at the schools' discretion, with staffing levels and space to safely accommodate pupils a contributing factor. All parents have been contacted directly by their child's school.

Teaching provision for vulnerable children and those of key workers in all year groups remains in place. Guidance on identifying key workers and maintaining educational provision can be found here.

Details on the wider reopening can be found here.

Department for Education guidance for parents and carers:

All of the Department for Education's coronavirus guidance for schools and other educational settings can be found here.

Department for Education coronavirus helpline

The Department for Education has set up a school helpline to answer questions from staff, parents and young people about coronavirus issues related to education.

Tel: 0800 046 8687

Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk

Open from 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)