Back to school

Schools and Early Years Settings update

During the period of national lockdown, schools, alternative provision, special schools, and colleges will remain open to vulnerable children and young people and the children of critical workers only. Public vocational exams and assessments scheduled to take place in January will go ahead as planned. All other children and students will learn remotely until 8 March 2021.

Higher Education provision will remain online until 8 March for all except future critical worker courses.

All early years providers (including registered childminders but not including reception years in primary schools) can remain open during this period of national lockdown. If you need further information about your child's school or early years setting, please contact the school or setting directly.

Keeping safe

If your child or anyone in your household has coronavirus symptoms (a temperature or a new, continuous cough, or loss of/change to their sense of taste or smell), please let your school know, and keep your child and the rest of your household at home.

If you need help, visit: nhs.uk/coronavirus