Nicola Sturgeon reveals when Scottish schools will reopen

From August 11, all schools in Scotland will reopen, Nicola Sturgeon said.

Addressing the Scottish Parliament on Thursday, the First Minister told MSPs that children will return to a “blended model of part-time in-school and part-time at-home learning”.

Teachers and other school staff will return during June to prepare classrooms for the new term.

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During June and over the summer, an increased number of children will have access to critical childcare and the Scottish Government will provide “transition support for children going into primary 1 or moving from primary 7 to secondary school”.

Schools in Scotland have been closed since March.

She added: “To reflect the fact that children will still be doing part of their learning at home, we are going to invest a further £30 million to provide laptops for disadvantaged children and young people to study online.”

Ms Sturgeon made the announcement as she unveiled a four-phase ‘route map’ aimed at bringing the country out of lockdown.

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