Schools reopening in September

We are pleased to confirm that all Buckinghamshire schools and other education settings will reopen for the new academic year in September, in line with the government’s plans.

Our planning is based on the current government guidance. We will keep schools, settings and parents/carers informed and up to date of any changes.

The safety of children and staff is our priority

We are working together with our schools and settings and supporting them to make sure that students and staff are welcomed back in a safe and organised way. In doing this we are following all of the advice available for local authorities and schools from the government and Public Health England. Some secondary schools will be opening in a phased way to ensure that the environment is as safe as possible given the greater number of pupils and larger year groups.

Your school or setting will provide more detail to you in due course on their individual arrangements for September. Parents and carers of children transitioning to nursery or school in September will also be given information by their new school in due course. This will include arrangements for social distancing, start and end of day and break time arrangements, and catering and free school meal arrangements.

Please visit our school transport webpage for the latest information.

Staying alert to Coronavirus

It is very important that you do not attend your school or education setting if you or a member of your household have symptoms of Coronavirus, however mild, or have received a positive Coronavirus test result.

The most important symptoms of Coronavirus are recent onset of any of the following:

  • a new continuous cough
  • a high temperature
  • a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)

For more information on Coronavirus symptoms and what to do please visit GOV.UK: stay at home guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection.