Back to school information for parents and carers
It is mandatory for school aged children to be at school from the start of the new school year in September.
We are working with schools to ensure that they are safe and measures are in place to support parents/carers taking their children to school.
Schools have received Public Health England endorsed guidance on protective measures to implement to be as safe as possible and reduce the risk of transmission of coronavirus.
Measures to minimise risks, while allowing schools to get back to teaching, include:
- staggered break times
- increased hygiene and handwashing
- children staying in consistent groups
If you have any queries about your child(ren) returning to school, please contact the school directly.
Parents are encouraged to visit gov.uk/backtoschool for information and practical guidance to help them plan for their children's return to school.
Students and staff who can walk or cycle to get to school are encouraged to do so.
The government recently announced £2 billion of investment to increase active travel, as well as publishing its new cycling and walking plan.
Children and young people with special educational needs
We are working hard to continue to provide support in line with social distancing guidelines.
Visit our SEND web pages to find out about additional support and guidance for families with children and young people with special educational needs during Covid-19.
Key guidance and information for parents
- Information for parents and carers about going back to schools, nurseries and colleges in the autumn term
- Guidance for parents and carers of children attending out-of-school settings during the coronavirus outbreak
- Guidance on the phased return of sport and recreation
- Information, guidance and support for parents and carers of children who are learning at home
- 10 top tips to encourage children to read
- Advice for parents and carers of early years children who have not yet started school
- Advice for parents and carers looking after primary school children
- Advice for parents and carers looking after children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)