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Latest schools information, including school meals and home to school transport.

School closures

All schools are closed for all children until further notice, except for the children of:

  • key workers (see DFE guidelines)
  • children with Education Health and Care Plans
  • vulnerable children (see DFE guidelines)

Key workers

As the situation with coronavirus continues to develop we are asking you to carefully consider whether or not your child needs to be in school.

We appreciate that the central government guidance around what constitutes a key worker is quite broad, however we would like to remind you that the reason schools are remaining open is primarily to ensure that those frontline workers who are key to helping this country get through this situation, can get to work.

Each school will have different levels of demand for these places and may handle this situation differently in order to ensure the welfare of all staff and children.  We ask you to respect any restrictions your school may put in place to help them cope during these challenging times.

Finally can we remind you that in line with PHE guidance, the best place for your child, wherever possible is at home with you, helping to maintain good social distancing for our wider community.

Free school meals

Schools will continue to provide free school meals support to eligible pupils. See our Free school meals page for full information.

Home to school transport

The government's directive that schools are to close, with only a small number of identified groups still attending, means that most pupils are not now being transported. However, if you are the parent of a child who is still taken to school by bus or taxi, see the information on our Home to school transport pages.

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