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Children in primary schools do not need to wear face coverings but most pupils in secondary schools do

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When schools and colleges open to all pupils on 8 March it will be necessary for most secondary school age pupils to wear face coverings but not primary age pupils. Our guidance is clear that children in primary school do …

Summer activities, tutoring and extra funding for schools – How we’re helping students catch-up

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This week, we announced increased funding and extra help for pupils to combat lost learning as a result of Covid-19. This will reach children and young people across the country and will empower early years settings, schools and colleges to …

What you need to know about grades in 2021

GCSE, AS and A level exams will not be going ahead as planned this summer.  Instead, students will receive grades determined by teachers, and will only be assessed on what they have been taught, not what they may have missed. Here is what this …

All students to return to school and college from 8 March and what you need to know

From Monday 8 March, schools and colleges will open to all pupils with asymptomatic COVID-19 testing in place. University students on practical courses will also return on Monday 8 March. The return of all pupils is a priority in the …

Women in STEM Week 2021: How we’re empowering the next generation

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Throughout history, women have always played a crucial role within science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Though at times these contributions have been overlooked, or even forgotten, and Women in STEM week serves to celebrate the work of these pioneering …

Statement on misleading claims about the appointment of Lord Wharton as chair of the Office for Students

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Lord James Wharton was appointed chair of the Office for Students on Monday, 8 February. There are unfounded suggestions in the press that the appointment was not made in line with standard guidelines for such appointments. This is categorically untrue.