Back to school
Last updated 5 Jan 2021 9:48
At 8pm on 4 January 2021, the government announced that schools will remain open for vulnerable children and children of critical workers, but that all other children will learn remotely until February half term. This applies to primary and secondary schools, as well as colleges.
In the circumstances, it is not thought that it will be possible for exams in the summer to go ahead as planned. The government will be working with Ofqual to consult rapidly to put in place alternative arrangements that will allow students to progress fairly.
Public exams and vocational assessments scheduled to take place in January are expected to go ahead as planned.