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Coronavirus: Almost 1 in 10 schools now partially closed

Almost one in ten schools in England was partially closed as of last week, new government data shows. Attendance...

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More schools partially closed, but attendance rises

The proportion of schools fully open to all pupils has fallen again, Department for Education analysis shows, but more...

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Coronavirus: Nearly one in six secondaries not fully open, DfE data suggests

Around 1,500 schools have now been forced to partially close, with as many as one in six secondary schools...

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Partial closures ‘will continue until we have a vaccine’, says national schools commissioner

Schools having to fully and partially close and then reopen will “become a way of life”¬†until a coronavirus vaccine...

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Letter used by PM as evidence of school ‘safety’ warned of need for ‘prompt availability of testing’

A statement by the UK’s chief medical officers referenced by Boris Johnson as evidence that schools are safe warned...

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Government doing ‘level best’ to get school pupils tested, claims Johnson

The prime minister dodged questions about a lack of Covid testing available for school pupils in the House of...

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Freddie Whittaker
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Schools to stay open as Johnson announces tougher lockdown restrictions

Schools, colleges and universities “will stay open”, despite a ramping up of lockdown restrictions in England, Boris Johnson has...

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Proportion of schools not fully open due to Covid quadruples in a week

The proportion of schools reporting that they are not fully open because of suspected or confirmed cases of Covid-19...

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Starmer demands taskforce to close attainment gap

A national taskforce run by an independent body like the children’s commissioner should be set up to plan a...

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