Schools and learning: latest service update

Schools and colleges are now open full time.

Your child’s school or college will update you on their plans this autumn term. See staying well: children and families for more information and support available from local organisations.

Please read our open letter to parents and carers ahead of schools opening full time from 2 September.

Find out what to do if your child or someone in their class develops coronavirus symptoms.

School attendance and absence

Your responsibility

You are legally responsible for making sure your child receives a full-time education either at school or through alternative provision such as home education.

Children from 5 to 16 must attend school regularly during term time.

You may be fined or prosecuted if your child is regularly absent without the school’s permission.

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