‘Entire school year group’ isolating after just two days back as pupil gets virus

“The children and staff in the bubble affected have been notified and are now self-isolating for 14 days. Their learning will continue via remote learning platforms. School remains open as usual for all other pupils.

Hundreds of kids forced to isolate after coronavirus cases confirmed in 8 city schools

“What it does show is that the systems and processes we have put in place are working as they are informing us about cases quickly and decisions are then being taken – but its hugely disruptive to those affected.

Parents ‘in tears’ wanting to take children out of school after coronavirus outbreak

“When we set them up over the holidays it was a case of what staff have we got, as all of a sudden staff who would previously have worked over four or five year groups can only work in the one bubble.

School sends entire year group home to self-isolate after confirmed coronavirus case

In a letter to parents, headteacher Merry John said: “I have been advised by Public Health England that this year group will need to self-isolate for 14 days. Year 8 students should not come into school tomorrow, but will be expected to return on Tuesday, September 22.

UK ‘relaxed too much about coronavirus’ over summer and now cases are soaring

“We’ve been able to relax a bit over the summer, the disease levels have been really quite low in the UK through the summer but these latest figures really show us that as much as people might like to say “oh well it’s gone away” – this hasn’t gone away.

Parents urged to check if they can get back to school help – from tax credits to free meals and uniforms

Universal Credit - For kids going back to school this autumn term, you’ll be able to apply if you started your claim for Universal Credit before April 1, 2018 or if you generally earn less than £7,400 a year after tax, not including benefits Child tax credit – The exception to this is you can’t apply […]

Boarding schools ban term-time visits home, extend Christmas holidays and require at least ‘five masks per pupil’ as part of a raft of measures to reduce the spread of Covid-19

Wellington College has created a ‘Reintegration and Recovery’ programme for pupils and parents with workshops, individual pastoral tutorials, while Cottesmore are inviting all prep school aged pupils accompanied by a parent to join their ‘Talk It Out’ webinar, so that all can express their worries and return to school with confidence. 

Primary school pupils pictured returning to class for first time since lockdown

“We strongly encourage children and young people in the eligible year groups and priority groups (such as children of critical workers) to attend, as requested by their school or college, unless they are self-isolating or there are other reasons for absence (such as shielding due to health conditions).

More schools face shutdown if coronavirus infections among children rise, chief medical officer Chris Whitty suggests

Spokesman Jo Grady said: ‘Even by the Government’s standards, these plans are ridiculously irresponsible. Students and their parents will be rightly worried about being locked down in an unfamiliar area, possibly over Christmas.’

Three people hurt and rushed to hospital after ‘stabbing’ near high school

The gender and age of the victims have not been revealed – nor has the extent of their injuries, Manchester Evening News reports.