Education Settings: Wider Opening

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:46 pm on 9th June 2020.

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Photo of Chris Grayling Chris Grayling Conservative, Epsom and Ewell 1:46 pm, 9th June 2020

The Secretary of State rightly identified year 6s as one of the groups that should be in the early phase of pupils being brought back to school because they are about to transition to a new school. Of course, in areas with infant schools, there are children in year 2 who are in the same position. Will he confirm—and, indeed, give guidance—that he will allow those schools, if they can, to bring back some year 2s ahead of the transition this summer?