Fife confirms dates for pupils' return to school

Letter to parents outlines schedule
Schools are set  to re-open in AugustSchools are set  to re-open in August
Schools are set to re-open in August

Fife is to stage a phase return to schools after lockdown.

Dates for the long-awaited return to classrooms have now been given to parents, but not all will be back on day one.

Fife Council has said it plans to stagger intakes from August 12-14, with a full return anticipated from August 17.

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The dates were confirmed in a letter sent by Carrie Lindsay, executive director of education after the Scottish Government signalled schools could re-open following the three-month lockdown.

Primary, and special schools, will have a full return from August 12.

Secondary schools will have a phased re-start between the 12th and 14th, with full return scheduled for the 17th

Nurseries will begin a staggered intake from the 12th.

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Mrs Lindsay said confirmation of the dates was “really good news” and added: “We are currently preparing for a full return in August for pupils unless for health reasons they continue to shield.

"We look forward to welcoming our children and young people back.”

Plans for blended learning, involving home schooling, remain in place as a contingency.

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