Education Advice

*Photo taken well before social distancing measures came into effect.

Guidance for teachers, school leaders, carers, parents and students

In England:

  • children in Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 can return to school
  • schools remain closed for other year groups, except for children of key workers and vulnerable children
  • childminders can return to work
  • The Government is working hard to stay schools will be able to re-open to all age groups from September 2019

School re-openings, exams and managing a school or early years setting

Exams and assessments

  • Click here for more information about exams (cancellations, results and appeals)
  • 13th August 2020 - AS, A-Level and Equivalent Results Day
  • 20th August 2020 - GCSE and Equivalent Results Day
  • Call the National Careers Service helpline for information and advice about jobs, careers and training if you’re 13 or older in England.

    National Careers Service helpline
    National Careers Service
    Telephone: 0800 100 900
    Text messages: 07766 413 219
    Textphone: 0800 096 8336
    Monday to Sunday, 8am to 10pm
    Find out about call charges

    You can also arrange for a National Careers Service adviser to call you - this won’t cost you anything.

    Exams helpline

    Contact the National Careers Service Exam Results Helpline for free advice if you’ve received exams results that weren’t as good as you were expecting.

    The helpline is open from A level results day until a week after GCSE results day.

    National Careers Service Exam Results Helpline
    0800 100 900
    Find out about call charges

  • Please speak to somebody if you are feeling anxious or struggling with mental health. This might be a parent, carer, or someone else that you trust.
    • You can also contact Young Minds (Text YM to 85258; visit;
    • Childline (0800 11 11; visit;
    • Ask your GP for an emergency appointment;
    • NHS 111 may also be able to assist in providing the mental health support that you may need.

Managing a school or early years setting

Childcare, holiday clubs, and after school care

Working safely

Funding and support for education and childcare

Student accommodation, travel and financial support

Further and higher education and vocational training

Page Last Updated: 02/08/2020.