Education leaders welcome confirmation from the Scottish Government that schools will fully reopen in Edinburgh on Tuesday 20 April.
All pupils will be back in school on that day except for those shielding who are advised to return on Monday 26 April, in line with the advice of the Chief Medical Officer.
Cllr Ian Perry, Education, Children and Families Convener for the City of Edinburgh Council, said:
This is the news that families of our high school pupils have been looking forward to hearing and it’s great that they have confirmation their children will be back in school full time after the Easter holidays. There’s been excellent home learning involving our young people, teaching staff and parents taking place but everyone knows there’s no better place for children than being back in school with their peers and learning face to face.
Cllr Alison Dickie, Education, Children and Families Vice Convener for the City of Edinburgh Council, said:
I’m delighted that our young people will be back in school after the school holidays. These are really challenging times for many families and it’s so important for children’s learning and development that they’re back in school where they belong. We will make sure our schools continue to be safe learning and teaching environments for all our young people and staff by following the latest health advice.