Thousands go back to school amid coronavirus fears

Jun 1, 2020 by

times Masthead

Half of pupils stay home as youngest children and primary leavers are allowed to return

Thousands of primary pupils returned to the classroom for the first time in ten weeks today despite some frustration at the school gates.

More than half of those due back stayed at home, and those who did return found their classrooms very different to how they left them. In some cases there was confusion over who could come back.

Reports suggested that in some areas only 40 per cent of eligible children had returned, rising to 70 per cent elsewhere. Schools in England closed because of the pandemic on March 20, with exceptions made for vulnerable pupils and the children of key workers.

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