Return to school
Yesterday, the Prime Minister announced that it will not be possible to resume face-to-face learning immediately after the February half-term and instead hopes it will be safe to commence the reopening of schools and colleges from Monday 8 March. This is in response to the national public health data and pressure on NHS capacity.
Education settings, as well as parents and carers will be given at least two weeks notice to prepare for a return to face-to-face education.
Schools and colleges will remain open to vulnerable children and the children of critical workers after February half-term, as they are now. All other pupils will continue to receive high quality remote education at home. This is in line with the wider national lockdown measures to help minimise the spread of the virus and respond quickly to the new variant.
Our school Nursery will continue to remain open throughout and will continue to allow all children to attend their usual timetabled hours.
Education attendance restrictions are to be reviewed again in mid-February when the Government will look at when more pupils and students can be brought back into schools and further education.