School openings, education and childcare


Guidance for teachers, school leaders, carers, parents and students

This page will be updated as and when there are further announcements from the Government. This page was last updated 1 June 2020

Schools, colleges and nurseries across England will start to re-open from 1 June 2020 - Read the full announcement

  • Primary schools can reopen for children in reception, year 1 and year 6
  • Nurseries and other early years settings, including childminders, can reopen
  • Schools remain closed for other year groups, except for children of key workers and vulnerable children
  • Exams are cancelled and grades will be assessed differently
  • Free school meals or food vouchers will be available for pupils not attending school

Full guidance for education and childcare settings to prepare for wider opening from 1 June 2020

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson said:

This has been a difficult time for the entire country. Education and childcare staff have stepped up to the challenge, making sure children and young people have continued to be supported throughout the past ten weeks.

Our priority is the education and welfare of all children and young people across the country. That is why we want to start a phased wider opening of nurseries, school and colleges is informed by the best possible scientific and medical advice.

We will continue to work with the sector to support them to prepare for wider opening and ensure all children and young people can continue to receive the best care, education and training possible.

Guidance and support

Support learning during coronavirus:

For parents

For teachers and leaders

Pupil wellbeing and safety:

School reopening, exams and managing a school or early years setting:

Exams and assessments

School closures, reopenings, and working safely

Funding and support for education and childcare:

Student accommodation, travel and financial support:

Further and higher education and vocational training: