DFE Coronavirus Guidance

Update 20 March 2020

All parental letters can be found on the following link http://www.castleview.essex.sch.uk/information/covid-19-letters/

At 5.15pm on Wednesday 18 March 2020, the Secretary of State for Education gave a public statement that all state-funded schools in England would be closed from the end of the school day on Friday 20 March 2020. He also indicated that the examinations due to take place this Summer, have been suspended; and that students would be credited for their learning in some other way.



Staff, parents and young people can contact the new DFE helpline if they have questions about COVID-19 related to education.

Phone: 0800 046 8687
Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)

The DFE has issued the following guidance to schools:

Where to find the latest information

Updates on COVID-19:

  • https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

  • Latest Department for Education information:

  • https://twitter.com/educationgovuk
  • https://www.facebook.com/educationgovuk/