17 August 2020

The new school year starts on Wednesday 2 September 2020. Please check with your school before making arrangements, as individual schools may set their own term dates.

Coronavirus arrangements

What parents and carers need to know

See Government advice on what parents and carers need to know.

See BBC News article which examines misleading virus claims that parents should ignore:

Government guidance for schools

Schools will follow Department for Education (DfE) guidance on making arrangements to minimise the risk of transmission of Coronavirus (COVID-19). This national guidance will be interpreted by individual schools.

#BackToSchoolSafely campaign

Northamptonshire County Council is supporting a new government campaign to reassure parents and students that schools and colleges are ready for their return next month. See the latest news release for more information on the #BackToSchoolSafely campaign.

The PHE hub offers a range of resources, including leaflets in community languages:

School life

Advice and support for children and young people

Advice and support for parents