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Schools across the Royal Borough of Greenwich will be reopening to students in all year groups from 3 September 2020. From this date, attendance is mandatory for all school and college-aged children and young people.

We recognise that many of you will be feeling anxious about your child returning to school and we’d like to reassure you that appropriate measures are being taken to keep your children safe.

Letter to parents from Cllr Danny Thorpe

Risk assessment

Each school in Royal Greenwich has completed an in-depth assessment of how to best meet the learning needs of their pupils, whilst keeping young people and staff safe. Leaders have completed these risk assessments in collaboration with staff, unions and the Council. The physical layout of each school is very different and so each school's approach is unique to ensure everyone's safety. All schools will have a strong focus on handwashing, sanitisation and cleaning. They will use additional measures, such as staggered start, finish and break times, and changes to the timetable and routines, to ensure that different groups of children do not mix.

Please visit your child’s school website for more specific information on how they are adapting to keep children and staff safe or contact them directly for further detailed information.

The latest government information about schools reopening can be found at gov.uk/backtoschool, including steps that will be taken if a child in a school tests positive for COVID-19.

A video message from Cllr Danny Thorpe, Leader of the Royal Borough of Greenwich