Schools and educational establishments - Luton Council

Schools in Luton have remained open throughout the lockdown to support children of keyworkers and vulnerable children. This has been incredibly important to the functioning of health and social care in Luton during the crisis.

Following the government’s request to extend the opening of schools to nursery, reception, year 1 and year 6 pupils, and to provide some face to face contact for year 10 and year 12 students, schools have been carrying out risk assessments and are reviewing health and safety policies and practices to ensure everyone’s safety. See the latest schools updates for more details.

Guidance for schools and other educational settings

Click the button below for government guidance to help schools and other educational settings provide advice about coronavirus (COVID-19) for:
  • staff
  • parents and carers
  • pupils and students
It includes information and links to guidance documents about :
  • educational provision for vulnerable children and children of key workers
  • the closure of educational settings
  • free school meals arrangements
  • the cancellation of GCSEs, AS and A levels
  • travel guidance for educational settings
  • social distancing in education and childcare settings
Young people COVID-19
It’s easy to feel a bit scared by everything you’re hearing about COVID-19 (coronavirus) right now. Below are some questions to help you understand the support you’ll be getting from social care during this time and also what you can do if you are feeling worried about anything.
Where can I go for support if I’m worried or anxious?
Below is a list of organisations in and around Luton who can provide emotional health and wellbeing support to children and young people, not just during COVID-19 but every day.

Recent updates

2 July

Guidance for parents and carers of children attending out-of-school settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

This guidance covers changes to after-school clubs, holiday clubs, tuition, community activities and other out-of-school settings for children and young people over the age of 5 during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

18 May

Our primary schools are planning for the best way to welcome more children back to school. Keeping children and staff safe is a top priority, therefore schools will decide how and when to open for more children and will only do so when the necessary measures can be put in place to ensure everyone’s safety.
 
We appreciate parents will have some concerns and may choose to keep their children at home. At this stage no action will be taken for non-attendance.
 
Individual schools will be in touch with their parents to confirm arrangements.

5 May

Letter to all GCSE, AS and A level students
Read this message for all GCSE, AS and A level students regarding how grades will be calculated this summer.

5  May

Latest guidance for teachers, students, parents and carers
Answers to some common questions about summer 2020 grades for GCSE, AS and A level, Extended Project Qualification and Advanced.

School closures

From Monday 23 March almost all mainstream education provisions will be open for children of key workers and vulnerable children. Parents should contact their child’s school should they have any queries regarding their eligibility to have their child cared for at school. Please visit the school closure page for regular updates of any closures. ​
The government has published:

Stay at home activities

If you're worried about how to structure your day now that schools are closed, see our guidance with:
  • guidance for parents and carers
  • lots of resources for all kinds of activities - both educational and fun!
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