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Covid testing in schools – who will get tested? How and where will they be tested? Who has to isolate after a positive test? These questions and more answered

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NOTE: This article was updated on 30 March to reflect a change to the guidance around confirmatory PCR tests All secondary school and college age pupils are eligible for twice weekly testing to help keep covid out of our classrooms …

Testing for secondary school and college students, their families, and staff - here’s what you need to know

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Thanks to the efforts everyone has made over the last few months, Covid rates have started to go down and we have offered vaccines to the people who need them the most.

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 …