Primary school attendance in England rising in latest Covid lockdown

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Head teachers have raised safety concerns and asked DfE if numbers should be capped

Almost one in four primary-aged children attended school in England last week as demand for places continued to rise during the latest lockdown.

Official government data showed that 23% of pupils in state primary schools were on site last Thursday, up from 21% last month. Attendance was also up in special schools, which have been asked to remain open, from 30% in January to 35% last week.

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