Over 200 schools in Lincolnshire to re-open on June 1

Over 200 schools in Lincolnshire will re-open on June 1.

During lockdown, many schools stayed open only for vulnerable children and those of key workers.

Primary schools will re-open at the earliest on June 1, beginning with the youngest pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 6.

Classes are advised to be normally split in half, with no more than 15 pupils per small group and one teacher, as well as a teaching assistant if needed.

The government has pushed back the potential opening date for secondary schools until June 15, which may explain why 150 schools and academies have not yet notified the county council whether they will be re-opening.

Secondary schools will be able to get Year 10 and Year 12 pupils (Year 10 and 11 for alternative provision schools) back in for some face-to-face support with teachers, subject to the government’s five tests being met.

See the full list of Lincolnshire school openings from June 1

Data accurate only at time of publication. check with your school for details.

The over 200 schools planning to re-open in Lincolnshire on June 1 include Bracebridge Heath St John’s Primary Academy, Lincoln Birchwood Junior School and Lincoln Carlton Academy.

However, close to 150 schools had not yet notified the county council by the time of publication as to whether or not they will be re-opening.

Sixteen schools said they will not be re-opening back to normal capacity on June 1, such as Alford Primary School.

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Few schools not confident enough to re-open

Martin Smith, interim assistant director for education at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “Local schools have been carefully considering the government’s proposals for re-opening.

“This has meant assessing whether they could introduce the necessary measures to ensure the school remained a safe environment for pupils and staff.

“The majority of schools are planning to re-open next week, but there are a few who are not confident in doing so at this point.

“The decision to re-open rests with the schools, and we are sure that each has the best interests of their pupils and staff at heart.”

The list includes all types of schools, including academies.

Jill Marston, Primary Executive at the Priory Federation of Academies Trust, added: “All six of our primary academies have been observing the government’s guidance and directives since the start of the crisis.

“Our preparations for next term will be continuing throughout the week, ready for the return of the designated year groups from 1st June onwards. Each of our heads is writing directly to their pupils’ parents and carers as those plans are finalised.”

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