Last week saw schools re-open and the return to the classroom for all children and young people across Torbay.

Torbay schools were one of the top performing areas, with average attendance for the week being above 94%, equating to over 17,200 children and young people being welcomed back to educational facilities.

Our Schools and Education teams have been working closely with schools on implementing their risk assessments in the lead up to the return, to ensure all pupils could be welcomed back safely.

Councillor Cordelia Law, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, Torbay Council, said: “We are delighted that all schools in Torbay have opened and remain opened as planned, with no closures of removal of class or year group bubbles. School attendance is strong with over 94% of pupils returning during the first week.

“Schools have robust control systems in place to ensure they remain open and we would like to thank everyone involved for their ongoing work to keep schools safe, particularly parents who have been adhering to drop off and pick up guidelines set out by each school.

All of the latest Returning to school safely advice can be found here. 

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