Support and information about schools, colleges and childcare

This page has information for:

  • parents and carers
  • students
  • early years settings
  • schools
  • colleges 

We also have an information for residents page, where you can find family friendly activities to do at home and information on protecting your family's mental health.

School, college and nursery contact details 

You can find the latest information about any changes at your child's school, college or early years setting in response to national COVID-19 guidelines on their website.

Links to all Rutland school, college or early years setting websites

National guidance links

These links will take you to the latest national guidance published on the site:

Advice about testing

Public Health England have produced a letter for schools to distribute to parents which explains when a person requires a coronavirus test and what the main symptoms of coronavirus are. View the letter

The following video explains how to test your child for coronavirus. 

This is the throat and nose swab test that will test whether or not your child has the virus now. 

Further information about when and how to get a test can be found on the government's website.

School transport

All school transport we provide follows government guidance on safer travel for passengers

If you have any questions about school transport, email our transport team: 


Find out more about school transport 

School meals

If you are eligible for free school meals, you can apply through your child's school:

Read government guidance on providing school meals during the pandemic

Safeguarding Children in out-of-school settings

 The Government has produced guidance questions for parents and carers to ask to help them choose out-of-school settings for their children, you can find this guidance here on the Government website.

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