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Image caption Children will be returning to school after spending 10 weeks at home. Primary schools in England are beginning to bring back more pupils but half of parents might not send in their children, surveys suggest. There is a very mixed local picture in how schools are reopening, and in some areas schools will remain shut. Children in Reception, Years 1 and 6 are able to return, with many having been out of school for 10 weeks. It comes as lockdown measures are eased in England, including groups of six people being allowed to meet outside. Schools have remained open throughout the coronavirus restrictions for the children of key workers and vulnerable children, but on Monday they are inviting back millions more primary pupils. Full story

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