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How schools are managing ventilation to prevent the spread of airborne viruses like Covid-19

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  Good ventilation is key to having a healthy and productive indoor space and can help reduce the risk of viral airborne transmission, including of Covid-19. In most spaces in schools and other education settings like nurseries and colleges this …

We’re changing the way we present school and college results data this year – what you need to know about performance tables

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In July 2021 we announced that, with exams going ahead this year, we will publish GCSE, AS, A Level and technical qualifications performance data for 2021/22 at school and college level. These are often referred to as league tables, although …

Everything you need to know about Covid measures during exams this summer

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*This post was updated on Tuesday 17 May 2022. Students studying for their GCSEs, A levels and vocational qualifications will be preparing to sit their exams this summer. We know that there may be instances where students contract the virus …

Living with Covid: the end of routine testing in schools, colleges and childcare settings

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NOTE: This post was updated in July 2022 to ensure it reflects the most up to date guidance and information  Since 1 April, routine testing has no longer been expected in education and children’s social care settings. This is part …

What the latest advice on testing and self-isolation means for education settings

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This article contains out of date information about Covid-19 in schools. We no longer recommend routine testing. Please visit this link for up-to-date information. On Monday 21 February, the Prime Minister announced the removal of measures put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic as …

How we plan to improve school attendance following the COVID-19 pandemic

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Face-to-face education is important in helping pupils to fulfil their potential. During school time we believe pupils should be in class with their teachers and peers and enjoying all the benefits that brings. School attendance has obviously been affected by …

How we are providing more support for schools and students as plan B Covid measures come to an end

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Last week, the Prime Minister announced the end of plan B Covid measures. To support schools as the measures come to an end, we have announced new funding for schools to help ensure our schools remain safe. These measures – …