Schools and childcare

Information and updates from our Education and Learning teams.

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Find out the latest position on schools reopening and phased return.
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See our updates on the SQA alternative certification model that will be used to determine provisional National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher results.
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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.
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The Scottish Government's updated guidance (24 March 2021) sets out the key public health measures that schools should implement to minimise the risks of COVID-19 transmission and infection.
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Face coverings play a role in preventing the transmission of COVID-19, however, there are reasons you may require a face covering exemption.
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The Scottish Government would like your help to improve the schools asymptomatic testing programme.
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The Scottish Government announced on 8 March there will be two additional £100 payments made for each school aged child who receives Free School Meals on the basis of low income in 2021.
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Schools will close for the 2021 Summer holidays from Monday 28 June and will reopen to pupils on Thursday 19 August.