Check out the latest information and advice on coronavirus (COVID-19).
You will have seen the announcements over the past few days about school closures for everyone except children of critical workers and vulnerable children, in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus. The government has now published questions and answers about these changes: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-on-vulnerable-children-and-young-people.
The government has also published guidance on isolation and COVID-19 to support management of children and young people in residential educational settings, including boarding schools, residential special schools and specialist colleges and children’s homes: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-on-isolation-for-residential-educational-settings
We understand that these are uncertain times and that you will have a lot of questions and concerns. We encourage you to keep up-to-date by regularly checking the gov.uk webpages; this is where we will publish reliable updates and guidance. We will endeavour to signpost new or updated guidance via newsflash emails. If you need any further advice, you can speak to an adviser on the DfE Coronavirus helpline. The number is 0800 046 8687 – lines are open 8am-6pm Monday – Friday, and 10am-4pm on Saturday and Sunday.
The other most recent updates on the school closures announcements are:
On this page you can find information of what schools and colleges are available across the city. You will also be able to find out how each school and college caters for different levels of need, how to apply for a place, the funding that might be available and how to receive support. If you are looking for a school that will has specific SEND expertise why not visit our diagnosis specific directories on the Understanding you child’s diagnosis page.
There are many education providers across the city and county that offer great opportunities for children and young people's learning. Click the orange button to search for schools and colleges:
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