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Taller than Mount Everest, heavier than almost 200 elephants and enough for every person in Liverpool and Leicester combined – find out more about the million laptops we have delivered to young people

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Official statistics published today show the government has delivered over one million laptops and tablets to those children who need them the most­ — a significant milestone that is helping ensure children can continue to receive the best possible education …

Inaccurate reports regarding Free School Meals over February half term

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We are aware of confusion caused by reports in the media about the provision of free school meals over half term. As was the case at Christmas, vulnerable families will continue to receive help with food and other essentials such …

Prime Minister announces that schools and colleges will return from 8 March at the earliest

In Parliament yesterday Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that schools will not return after February half term and that we hope it will be safe to commence the reopening of schools from Monday 8 March If we achieve our target …

When will schools reopen to more pupils? Your questions answered

Schools and colleges will open to more pupils as soon as possible as this is best for pupils’ education and wellbeing. But the decision to reopen schools to more than just vulnerable pupils and children of critical workers is dependent on pressures on the NHS. The decision to restrict attendance …

Guidance on Free School Meals expectations while remote learning

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Last week, images and photos have circulated of lunch parcels delivered for children who are eligible for free school meals. Every child deserves quality nutrition, and the standard of these school meals shown on social media is not acceptable. We …

What should remote education look like?

          What should remote education look like? How can your child learn remotely if you don’t have a laptop? We answer your remote learning questions Earlier this week we announced all primary schools, secondary schools, colleges …

Misleading reporting on working with BT to provide cheap broadband - read the facts here

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The Daily Mirror has today reported that the Department rejected an offer from BT of cheap broadband for disadvantaged families. This is not true - and the department enjoys a good working relationship with BT and EE.