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West Norfolk pupils set to return to school

West Norfolk pupils set to return to school

Published by Beth Pridding
9:00am 1st June 2020.

Pupils across the country are preparing to go back to school from today - as the government eases lockdown measures. 

Youngsters in reception, year one and year six were back in the classroom - as part of the government's easing of the lockdown. 

Ministers have said their five key tests required for the easing of lockdown have been met, and therefore it is now time to re-open schools. 

North West Norfolk MP James Wild said: 

"Every parent will want to be assured that the school has put in place measures to protect their child - changing the layout of classrooms, giving them the same equipment every day and spacing out desks. 

"Each school and trust must follow its judgement to put in place those measures to ensure the safety of its staff and pupils."

Meanwhile, schools in the West Norfolk Academies Trust won't re-open until next Monday. There were plans for youngsters to go back today, but bosses say it may take more time to get safety measures in place.