We have updated our guidance for parents and carers on what they need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. This update provides information on school admission appeals, entry tests for selective schools, and exams and assessments in the autumn term.
We have also provided further information on the use of face coverings in schools and links to online resources that are available to help parents, carers and children with their mental health and wellbeing.
Back to school information pack to help reassure parents
(1st September 2020)
As you welcome pupils back to school full-time for the autumn term, we have created a communications pack filled with materials to help you reassure parents. The pack includes leaflets, images and videos to share with parents on the importance of regular handwashing, advice on travelling to and from school, and adaptable assets for your school to tailor accordingly.
Parents are also encouraged to visit gov.uk/backtoschool for information and practical guidance to help them plan for their children’s return to school.
Updated Government Guidance
Please use the links below to see updated government guidance.
We have published information, guidance and support for parents and carers of children who are learning at home during the coronavirus outbreak.
We have updated our guidance on helping primary school aged children learn at home to include information on the wider opening of educational settings.
The guidance can be found here:
Guidance for parents and carers as schools and other education settings in England open to more children and young people
We have published guidance for parents and carers on the opening of schools and other education settings to more children. This guidance provides information on when and how we will open education settings to more children.
Government Stay at Home Guidance
Staying alert and safe (social distancing)
Published 11 May 2020
Please see the following document about protecting different groups of people.