Back to School
This page will be kept updated with useful information and guidance for parents/carers on the opening of schools and colleges in September
How does your child feel about being back at school?
Please take a moment to complete our short follow-up survey to let us know how your child found the experience of returning to school, nursery or further education. You can download the previous survey findings here (pdf, 786kb).
Southwark's Back to School guide
Click here (pdf, 840kb) to download Southwark's Back to School health information booklet or visit the Council's website for details. You can also email the Back to School team if you have any queries regarding your child returning to school.
Bus changes ahead of the return to school
As schools return in September, buses, as the most common transport mode for school children, are likely to see the biggest increase in demand.
To help manage this TfL are introducing changes to buses during term time on weekdays from 07:30-09:30 and 14:30-16:30 that will help with safe travel:
dedicating a number of existing buses for school travel only on routes with a frequent service that are likely to be the busiest. These buses will have clear signs to differentiate them from regular bus services and information will be posted at bus stops and online
adding over 200 extra dedicated School Service buses on some of the busiest routes with less frequent services. This includes adding buses to existing school bus services. These measures have been prioritised for routes on which students travel longer distances