Schools reopening for autumn
Next week sees the start of the autumn term and for many borough pupils they will return to school, full time, for the first time in almost six months.
From September, the Government has said that school-age children’s attendance is compulsory and parents must send children to school regularly.
Starting arrangements at each school may be different and schools will have contacted parents directly about this and more details will be on their websites. If you have any queries about arrangements for your school, please talk directly to them.
There is now new national guidance about face-coverings in schools.
Unless there is a local lockdown, this applies to Year 7 pupils and above at secondary schools and further education colleges only.
Each secondary school or college can decide whether pupils and staff should wear face coverings in certain areas, for example communal areas. Face coverings are not recommended in classrooms. If a school decides to do this, they will contact to parents and pupils directly.
Any pupil aged over 11 (apart from those that are exempt) will however need a face covering if they’re using school or public transport.
There will be additional bus services to support children getting to and from school safely. More information about travelling to school using Arriva services is available here.
Further Government information about schools re-opening is here.
Further Government information about face coverings in education is here.
If you have specific queries about your school’s reopening, please contact the school directly.
For other general enquiries you can contact the Council.