Closure of educational settings: information for parents and carers

From Monday 23 March schools will only be open to children in the following groups: children with a social worker; some children with an education, health and care plan (EHCP) and children of critical worker parents. The schools will only look after children of these workers where the parents are critical to the Covid-19 response and cannot be safely cared for at home.  The government are stating that “if it is at all possible for children to be at home then they should be.”

From Monday 23 March all children eligible for a free school meal will be able to get a packed lunch. Your school will be telling you how your child can get this lunch. 

Department for Education information for parents and carers about the closure of schools and other educational settings