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Government cancels return plans for all students before summer vacationNew figures show that around half of primary schools in England have reopened to more children last week after the government canceled plans to return all pupils before the summer holidays.

According to the Ministry of Education, about 659,000 children attended an educational institution last Thursday, or 6.9% of all students who attend normally.

About 11% of all pupils in public nursery and primary schools attended educational establishments on Thursday – the first week in England where schools began to admit children to kindergarten, reception, 1st and 6th grade part of a gradual reopening coronavirus locking is easier.

Schools have been closed in England since March due to the COVID-19 epidemic, although some have remained open to vulnerable children and children of key workers.

According to figures from the Department of Education, 52% of educational establishments that normally accept at least one of these age groups were open to more children on June 4.

Education secretary Gavin Williamson said the figure had risen to over 70% on Monday.

Figures released as government confirms scrapped plans for all pupils in England to return to primary school this term before the summer holidays.

Williamson confirmed the news in a statement to MPs.

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