Update 5th November 2020
Guidance for all Parents
All children and young people, in all year groups, returned to school in September.
We know that many parents are still worried about their children being back in school – please remember schools remained open during the worst days of the pandemic for vulnerable children and the children of key workers and schools have been practising strict protective measures. There will still be risks while coronavirus (COVID-19) remains in our community, and that is why each school is asked to put in place a range measures to protect children and young people.
It is vital that children and young people are in school – for their educational progress, for their wellbeing, and for their wider development. School attendance was mandatory from the beginning of the new academic year. For parents and carers of children of compulsory school age, this means that the legal duty on you as a parent to send your child to school regularly applies.
A small number of pupils will still be unable to attend in line with public health advice because they are self-isolating and have had symptoms or a positive test result themselves, or because they are a close contact of someone who has coronavirus (COVID-19). If your child is unable to attend school or for this reason, you can continue to support your child’s learning by accessing resources on our home learning page: