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Coronavirus: school closures

Information for parents about school and nursery closures

The government has asked parents to keep their children at home, wherever possible, and for schools to stay open only for those children who absolutely need to attend. These are the children of key workers, or children who are classed as vulnerable or who have an Education, Health, and Care Plan (EHCP).

If your work is critical to the coronavirus response, or you work in one of the critical sectors listed on the government's website, and you cannot keep your child safe at home, they will be prioritised for education provision. ​Further information is available in the government guidance, including a list of which jobs are classed as key workers.

If you're a key worker or your child is classed as vulnerable or has an Education, Health, and Care Plan (EHCP) and your child's school is open, please see the school's website or communications, or contact the school about attendance and any other queries you may have.

If your child’s school is closed and you need information on which school your child will go to, please call our Single Point of Contact number on 01642 201831. The line will be available from 8:30am until 6pm Monday to Friday, and 9am until 5pm on Saturday and Sunday. A limited number of lines are available at any one time, so if your call is not answered, please try again.

Schools closed to all children

The following schools will be closed to all children:

  • Sunnyside Primary Academy (until 16 April)

This list will be kept under review and updated as we get new information.