Back to School


This page will be updated throughout the summer holidays to provide useful information and guidance for parents/carers on the opening of schools and colleges in September 


Southwark Survey – September Return to School

Educational settings will reopen in September with all pupils in all year groups set to return.
We would very much like to hear from children, young people and their families to understand how they feel about returning to full-time education in September. 
You can share your views with us by completing our survey, which you can access here.  We would like to thank you in advance for taking a moment to complete this.


DfE Guidance for full opening of schools in September 2020

All pupils, in all year groups, will return to school full-time from the beginning of the autumn term.  This guidance is intended to support schools, both mainstream and alternative provision, to prepare for this. 
The guidance also covers expectations for children with special educational needs and disability (SEND), including those with education, health and care plans, in mainstream schools. Click here to view the guidance.


DfE/DHSC Ministerial Letter

Please click here (pdf, 446kb) to see the DfE/DHSC Ministerial letter to Children and Young People with SEND, their families and those who support them, regarding pupils returning to school in September.