The government has done a u-turn on plans to roll out rapid daily coronavirus testing of close contacts, in all but a small number of secondary schools and colleges.

The latest attendance data from the Department for Education (DfE) shows that there are around five times more pupils attending state primary and secondary schools than during the first national lockdown.

Schools to stay closed in Scotland as lockdown continues

Scotland’s lockdown has been extended until at least the middle of February, with most school pupils to continue learning from home.

Quarter of young people have felt 'unable to cope'

The pandemic has taken a ‘devastating toll’ on young people’s mental health, with the unemployed significantly more likely to feel anxious and depressed.

Labour calls on Gavin Williamson to resign

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has been urged to resign for failing children and young people throughout the pandemic.

Free school meals voucher scheme opens to orders

Schools can begin ordering free school meal vouchers for eligible pupils, adding to the support available for disadvantaged families.

The Welsh Government will announce an additional £40m for universities to support students facing financial hardship, helping the students most affected by the pandemic

The winning charities were nominated to win a share of £120,000 as part of specialist insurer Ecclesiastical's annual 12 days of giving Christmas campaign.

Following the cancellation of this year’s summer exams, the DfE and Ofqual have launched a consultation seeking views on how to award grades in a way that reflects students’ performance accurately

The number of children and young people who were physically active fell during the 2019/20 academic year in England, as bad weather and then the coronavirus pandemic restricted the type of activities available, says a survey from Sport England.

Marcus Rashford, celebrity chefs, as well as campaigners, have called on the government to review its free school meals policy.

Councils may use the funding for purposes including recruitment of additional staff, additional digital devices or to provide family support.

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