Schools and early years

Inverclyde school re-opening plans

Schools in Inverclyde are set to reopen to pupils for the 2020/21 term on Wednesday 12 August.

To meet social-distancing rules, a blended model of classroom and home learning for pupils is being introduced.

Primary children will attend school two days a week (see primary tabel below) and secondary students for five days over a two-week period (see secondary table below).

All pupils will be split into groups and allocated specific days in which to attend class.

School playgrounds will open an hour before teaching begins and close 60 minutes afterwards to help with the phased return and to assist parents with childcare arrangements if needed.

Pupils and parents were notified directly about the specific arrangements (see letters to parents available to downlaod on this page).

Schools have already reopened for children of key workers to attend and to allow staff to prepare classrooms for the new term in August, which starts on Tuesday 11 August for teachers with an in-service day.

High schools will be open to pupils five days a week but primaries will be closed on a Wednesday, except for children of key workers, to allow teachers to carry out planning for remote learning.

There will be an extra in-service day in September due to the earlier than normal start of term.

The council’s education service has been consulting with staff, parents and trade unions about the return to ensure the reopening of schools achieves the best possible outcome for everyone involved, especially pupils.

Primary school :






Group A

Group A

Childcare only

Group B

Group B

Secondary school:

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Week 1 Group A Group B Group A Group B Group A
Week 2 Group B Group A Group B Group A Group B


Page last updated: 15 June 2020