Back to school September 2020

Based on the most recent government advice all children and young people will be expected to return to school at the start of the new term in September.

We are working with head teachers to help put in place practical measures that will help to protect children, young people and staff. Arrangements will vary by school and head teachers will be informing parents directly about the specific arrangements for their particular schools. If you have any queries please contact your school directly.

Parents and carers are encouraged to visit the government's website for information and practical guidance that will help them plan for their children’s return to school.

Download leaflets from the Department for Education (DfE):

Face coverings on public transport

Your child will need to wear a face covering when they travel on public transport, including My Buses. This is in line with government guidance to reduce the spread of coronavirus while travelling on public transport.

Along with our my bus contractor, ASD Coaches, we will only allow those wearing a face covering to travel. If your child is refused travel as they do not have a face covering, you will not be offered a refund.

Find out more about face coverings. If your child is unable to wear a face covering they could show something which explains this, such as an exemption card.

Bus services

For details on school bus services, visit the bus provider’s website.

Free school meals

All school catering services will be operational from the start of term and all children who are eligible will be able to access free school meals

Useful links

Watch a message from The Medway Independent Reviewing Officers to Medway's children and young people: