School updates

What you need to do

Coronavirus (COVID‑19) is spreading fast. England is in lockdown. Do not leave your home unless necessary.

If you have to leave home:

  • wash your hands regularly – for 20 seconds with soap and water
  • cover your face – wear a face covering (if you can)
  • make space – stay at least two metres away from anyone you don’t live with

If you have any coronavirus symptoms, isolate immediately and get a test. 

Find out more on the GOV.UK website.

Primary school closures

Links to primary school websites to find out about emergency closures

Secondary school closures

Links to secondary school websites to find out about emergency closures

Special school closures

Links to special school websites to find out about emergency closures

Independent school closures

Links to independent school websites to find out about emergency closures

Our thanks to all those North Somerset critical workers who are working and home schooling

As we are getting used to Lockdown 3, please can we extend our thanks to all those who could be classed as critical workers in line with the updated government guidance, but are keeping their children at home. 

This is helping to reduce the pressures on our schools who have all seen significant increases in the numbers of parents and carers seeking physical places for their children. 

Schools continue to be open to vulnerable students and the children of those who, due to the nature of their work, are classed as critical workers.  They are needing to skilfully deliver parallel learning virtually and on site.

If you are able to work from home, please can we ask that you home educate your children to protect any places available at our schools for those who have no option but to work away from home.

- Sheila Smith, Director of Children’s Services

Back to school safely

We recognise this is a difficult time for families and children, and indeed staff.

National guidance has been issued to help schools plan the use of their space. This includes the layout of classrooms, flow of students in a classroom, mitigation measures like hand washing, use of face coverings, and infection prevention and control measures like cleaning schedules to help reduce the risk of coronavirus.

The government website has lots of information about returning to school safely including guidance for teachers, parents, carers and pupils.

For the latest information from your school, please visit their website.

COVID-19 school absence guide

If you're not sure whether or not you should be sending your child into school because of COVID-19 related issues, have a look at our guidance. It gives information on what you should do in different scenarios.

Information for schools