Solihull Council plans for phased school re-opening following government announcement

Following the government’s announcement yesterday (Sunday 10 May) regarding the phased re-opening of schools, Solihull Council will be refining its plans for how this will be implemented locally.

Over recent weeks, the Council has been talking with schools and other educational settings across the borough to gather feedback on what needs to be considered to ensure the right support is in place, so that pupils and staff can return to schools safely.

The government announced that primary schools could re-open to some year groups from 1 June at the earliest, if infection rates and the government’s other tests at the time allow it. The year groups suggested were Reception, Year 1 and Year 6.

There was also an ambition that secondary school pupils who have exams next year – such as years 10 and 12 – would get some time in school before the summer holidays.

The Council expects to receive detailed guidance from the Department for Education over the coming days to enable it to plan with Solihull’s schools and educational settings for this phased re-opening.

More details will be shared with parents and pupils over the coming weeks.