Schools: Coronavirus

Department for Education written question – answered on 1st December 2020.

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Photo of Kate Green Kate Green Shadow Secretary of State for Education

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent estimate he has made of the number and proportion of schools that are (a) fully and (b) partially open in each region of England.

Photo of Kate Green Kate Green Shadow Secretary of State for Education

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many schools had one or more pupils self-isolating in each region of England on 12 November 2020.

Photo of Kate Green Kate Green Shadow Secretary of State for Education

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of pupils on roll were in attendance in state-funded schools in each region of England on 12 November 2020.

Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Minister of State (Education)

We collect data on both the open status of schools and number of schools that have indicated they have sent children home due to COVID-19 containment on a daily basis. This data is published from this collection at a national level as part of the official statistics series. The publication can be found here: https://explore-education-statistics.service.gov.uk/find-statistics/attendance-in-education-and-early-years-settings-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak. Data is published from 9 September 2020, but prior to 12 October 2020 information on pupils isolating was not collected.

The Department intends to publish regional and local authority level data on 15 December. This data will be included as part of the publication ‘Attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus (Covid 19) outbreak’.

The frequency of the publication ‘Attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus (Covid 19) outbreak’ will be reviewed in the new year.

The Department is constantly reviewing the content of its publications. Announcements about future content will be made through the official statistics release page: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-education/about/statistics.

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