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Schools and childcare

Information and updates from our Education and Learning teams.

October 2023 Holiday Food Payment

Schools will close for the October holidays from Friday 13 October 2023 and will reopen to pupils on Monday 30 October 2023.

Education Update March 2022

A message from Gillian Brydson, Director Skills, Education and Learning.

Asymptomatic Testing in Scottish Primary, Secondary and Special Schools, and ELC Providers

A testing programme is being put in place for people without the symptoms of coronavirus as part of the package of coronavirus risk reduction mitigations in education settings.

Face Coverings in Schools

The Scottish Government's updated guidance (9 August 2021) sets out to help schools ensure a low-risk environment for learning and teaching.

Face Covering Exemptions - Schools

Face coverings play a role in preventing the transmission of COVID-19, however, there are reasons you may require a face covering exemption.

Scottish Child Payment Bridging Payments December 2022 - Final Bridging Payment

Dumfries and Galloway Council will shortly pay the December Bridging Payment for each P1 to S6 pupil who are entitled to Free School Meals based on their parent/guardian being in receipt of a low income or qualifying benefit.

Free School Uniform Project

Do you have any spare School Uniforms, Sports Kits, Stationery, Shoes or School Bags which you no longer need which could be used by others?