COVID-19 Education Information for Parents and Carers
In this section, you will find information and guidance to support you whilst looking after your families during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Update November 5 2020
It continues to be the aim that all pupils, in all year groups, remain in school full-time.
More evidence has emerged that shows there is a very low risk of children becoming very unwell from COVID-19, even for children with existing health conditions.
From 5 November 2020, only children whose doctors have confirmed they are clinically extremely vulnerable are advised not to attend school during the period this advice is in place.
You should speak to your child’s GP or specialist clinician if you have not already done so, to understand whether your child should still be classed as clinically extremely vulnerable.
Your school will make appropriate arrangements for you to be able to continue your education at home.
All Buckinghamshire schools and other education settings will reopen for the new academic year in September, in line with the government’s plans. Planning is based on current government guidance. The Council will keep schools, settings and parents/carers informed and up to date of any changes.
The Department for Education national Free School Meals voucher scheme has now ended.
Eligibility criteria and how to apply for free school meals can be found on our benefits and allowances page.
Free school meals has been temporarily extended to some groups who have no recourse to public funds (NRPF). This covers both pupils who are attending school and who are at home due to coronavirus. Visit GOV.UK for more information on NRPF groups.
What schools will need to do during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-school-closures
Guidance about maintaining educational provision for schools, childcare providers, colleges and local authorities in England.