Dear Parents / Carers
On Tuesday 5 January, the Government announced that, during the period of national lockdown, schools and colleges should only allow vulnerable children and the children of critical workers to attend.
All children who meet the definition of ‘vulnerable learners’ provided by the DfE and those who are children of critical workers may attend school during the period of national lockdown. This includes those children and young people who have an education, health and care (EHC) plan.
Children with at least one parent or carer who is listed as a critical worker are eligible for a school place. It is not necessary for both parents to be critical workers.
The critical worker list has also been updated to include new workforces whose work is critical following the end of the EU transition period