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Remote education – when can school children learn from home and how should they do it?

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We know children learn best when they are at school, surrounded by their friends and teachers. Attendance is essential for pupils to get the most out of their school experience. There may, however, be times when a pupil is unable …

The deadline for primary school applications is Sunday 15 January: Here’s what you need to know

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Sunday 15 January is the deadline for primary school applications. Parents with children due to start school in September 2023 need to go through their local authority to apply for places at their chosen primary schools.

Storm Henk flooding: Do schools close because of bad weather? Everything parents need to know

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Schools will make every effort to stay open in adverse weather conditions, including storms, snow and heatwaves. However, the safety of pupils and teachers is a top priority. On rare occasions schools do sometimes need to close or operate at …