Archive - February 2021

Month: February 2021

Feb 2021
Secondary schools in England will be asked to consider delivering face-to-face summer schools as part of efforts to help pupils catch up. An extra £420m in funding has been announced, along with £300m announced for catch-up ...


All schools in England are going back from 8th March, the prime minister has confirmed, with schools able to decide a phased return during that week. There will be mass Covid testing in secondary schools - with parents expected to ...

Feb 2021
The return of secondary school pupils in England may need to be "staggered" to allow students to be tested for Covid, head teachers' leaders say.  Read more here.


Vulnerable children must be at the heart of government plans to "build back better" after the pandemic, England's children's commissioner says.  Read more here.

Feb 2021
The Department for Education should have sought better value for money from a private contract for vouchers to replace free school meals in England during the pandemic, MPs have warned.  Read more here.

Feb 2021
The prime minister has announced an "education recovery commissioner" to oversee how England's schools can catch up from the disruption of the pandemic. This will be Sir Kevan Collins, until recently head of the Education ...

Feb 2021
Around 1.2 million children attended school in England last week, Department for Education (DfE) figures show. On 28 January, 15% of state school pupils were in class, up from 14% the week before, the data indicates.  Read more ...

Feb 2021
Pupils in the UK could stand to lose an average of £40,000 each in lifetime earnings from lost time in school because of Covid, a report suggests.  Read more here.