Schools and colleges

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – school closures

Go to GOV.UK: closure of educational settings – information for parents and carers. Some schools are open for children of critical workers and vulnerable children. Check the website of your child's primary school, secondary school or special school.

Government guidance to help parents continue their children's education includes:

Go to GOV.UK: online resources for home education for websites to help children learn at home. BBC Bitesize offers daily lessons.

Go to GOV.UK: GCSEs, AS and A level awarding for information on how qualifications will be graded and awarded in summer 2020.

Department for Education (DfE) coronavirus helpline

: 0800 046 8687


For early years up to universities, plus parents – open from 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday.