Children in a school playground in Hull

More than 4,000 pupils now attending Hull primary schools each day

The number of primary pupils attending schools in Hull continues to increase as secondary schools phase a wider opening to pupils.

The number of vulnerable children attending primary schools has risen fourfold since March, increasing from 167 attending at least once a week in March to 757 in June.

Pupils attending nursery, reception, year one and year six have continued to rise following wider opening on 1 June, with an average of around 4400 children now attending school each day.

Secondary schools across the city began opening for students in year 10 this week.

Councillor Peter Clark, portfolio holder for learning, skills and safeguarding children, said: “A phenomenal amount of careful thought and planning has taken place by schools in the city to ensure the safety of children, staff and families. Risk assessments have been the basis for each school to decide the number of children and timetables that they are able to manage with safe systems in place.

“The wider opening of primary schools has gone well for children and school staff and I’m sure this will be mirrored by the secondary schools as they welcome more students.”

Home learning, online live lessons, calls to pupils and welfare checks continue for children not in school.

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