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Liverpool’s Early Help Directory


Healthy Eating & Exercise
Healthy eating and getting regular physical exercise are key to maintaining positive wellbeing as well as keeping your body healthy; our physical health and mental health are closely linked, so physical activity can be very beneficial for our mental health and general wellbeing.


Exercise could be any physical activity. However, we normally consider exercise to be an activity that is deliberately for fitness or training, rather than something that is part of our daily routine. Everyone’s level of exercise is different and people prefer different types. Some ways to exercise could be:

Going for a walk
Joining an exercise class like Yoga, Pilates, Zumba etc.
Playing football or other sports
There are many others types of exercise but it is important to choose ones that will keep pushing you further while maintaining your well-being. Try doing 2-3 activities a week to maintain a healthy balance.

Healthy Eating
Eating a healthy balanced diet is important for wellbeing. Your gut and your brain use similar chemicals, so keeping your gut healthy can help to keep your brain healthy.

A balanced diet includes:

Eating 5 pieces of fruit and vegetables a day
Basing meal on starchy foods like potatoes, bread, rice or pasta.
Having some dairy or dairy alternatives (like soya drinks)
Eat some beans, pulses, fish, eggs, meat and other protein
Choose unsaturated oils and spreads and eat in small amounts
Drink plenty of fluids.
Quick tips on a healthy diet
Eating breakfast starts your metabolism and gets your day off to a good start.
Try eating smaller portions throughout the day.
Avoid foods that make your blood sugar rise and fall rapidly, such as sugary snacks, sugary drinks, caffeine and alcohol.
Keep yourself Hydrated, include water, herbal teas or diluted fruit juice.


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Feeling Lonely

Feeling lonely doesn’t always mean you are alone, you can be surrounded by people and still feel like you’re own your own.
There are lots of reasons why you may feel alone including:
Moved to a new school or to live in a new town/city
Are currently or have been the victim of bullying
You may have a disability or suffer from a physical or mental illness
You may find it difficult to make friends or meet new people
You may feel anxious or be suffering from depression
You may not get on with your family or may be living in care
It can be difficult having to deal with any of these whilst feeling lonely and can sometimes lead to you feeling down or depressed, if you feel like this then you can get help.

If you feel lonely
There are lots of things you can do that can help:

You can talk to someone you trust such as a teacher, parent or youth worker.
You can join after school clubs or get involved in activities outside of schools such as sports, drama or music.
You can also talk to someone in one of the Liverpool CAMHS Community Plus Hubs.

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The Liverpool CAMHS Partnership

COVID-19 Support
Support during this difficult time.
If you are a child or young person, parent or carer in crisis, you can call the Alder Hey CAMHS crisis care line 24 hours a day, seven days a week on 0151 293 3577 or freephone 0808 196 3550 Email

The Liverpool CAMHS offer aims to promote the mental health, emotional and wellbeing of all children, young people and their families/carers.

We work with families and professionals to develop their skills and strengths; helping them to manage children and young people’s distress and the impact this may have on the child, young person and the family.

Working alongside children and young people, we aim to improve access to services that provide vital support to build resilience, as well as offering help and intervention, enabling children and young people to thrive.

Liverpool CAMHS Partners are commissioned by NHS Liverpool CCG. These partners are:

ADDvanced Solutions Community Network
ADHD Foundation
Barnardo’s Action with Young Carers
Fresh CAMHS at Alder Hey
Merseyside Youth Association
Mersey Care Trust
Alder Hey Eating Disorder Service for Young People (EDYS)
Young Person’s Advisory Service is the website for the Liverpool Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) partnership.

The site contains:

Information about Liverpool CAMHS
A directory of Liverpool CAMHS providers and other local agencies, including details of the support services they provide and how to access them
Local and national emotional health and wellbeing support services for children, young people and their families
Useful resources, toolkits and information about emotional health and wellbeing
News and information about local events, activities, partners and other local agencies
Free training opportunities (including booking facility) for professionals working with children and young people

Who to contact
Contact Name
Child Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)
Contact Position
CAMHS Single Point of Access (SPA)
Single Point of Access: 0151 293 3662
Alder Hey CAMHS crisis care line 0151 293 3577 or freephone 0808 196 3550Website
Referrals can be made via the Single Point of Access number by General Practitioners (GP) or other professionals within the statutory and community sector, for example, any health professional, teachers, school mentors, connexions, social workers, youth and community workers, providing the young person or family has consented to the referral.

Where to go
Alder Hey Children’s Hospital
L12 2AP



Information for parents September 2021

This information booklet is aimed at the parents of children currently in Year 5
who will become eligible from 12th September 2020 to make their secondary
applications for Year 7 places starting in September 2021.
This information booklet outlines what will happen and gives you guidance
about how you can get more information about schools and advice about how
to apply for school places.
From 12th September you are then able to make your school preferences
application at where there is further information
and guidance posted online.

The Liverpool city council website includes the composite prospectus
admissions information spread across its webpages at
This includes important information about how to apply to schools; what
criteria are used to allocate places if a school gets more applications than
it has places available and how places were allocated in the previous year.
Before expressing a preference for a school it is important that you understand
the school’s admission policy and know whether or not the school was
oversubscribed in the previous year. By using this information you can assess
your child’s chances of gaining a place in the school.
In addition to the composite prospectus admissions information online at there are several other sources of information
that you can use to find out more about schools, these include the following:
• School Open Evenings. (Please see Open Evening section within this
booklet for further details)
• School websites
• School Admissions Team (Contact details can be found in the Contact
Points section in this information booklet).
• The Department for Education website at
• If you are thinking of applying to schools in other local authorities then
you should contact the relevant local authorities for information on their
composite admissions prospectus. (Contact details can be found in the
Contact Points section in this information booklet).

In the online application there is a preference section which asks you to
express preferences for up to five schools. As a Liverpool resident, to apply
for schools in Liverpool or other Local Authorities you must complete this
There are different types of schools in Liverpool and they have different
admission arrangements. Community schools follow the admission policy
determined by the City Council. Academies, Foundation/ Trust and Voluntary
Aided schools follow the admission policy determined by the governing body.
Some schools require parents to complete a supplementary school application
form (these are available to download at as well
as completing the local authority’s online preference form/paper application.
Where this is the case you must complete both forms. The supplementary
school application form is used by the governors when they are deciding
which children to admit. The local authority’s preference form is used as part
of the coordinated admissions procedure.

Liverpool residents can apply for Liverpool schools and schools in other
local authorities on Liverpool’s online application/paper application form. If
you are thinking of applying to schools in other areas you should contact
the local authority serving that area to find out how to access information for
the schools in their area and what the admission arrangements are for these
schools. Contact details for neighbouring local authorities are available at

If you live outside Liverpool and your child attends a Liverpool primary school
your home local authority (this is the local authority which serves the area
where you live) will provide you with information detailing how to apply.

If a school gets fewer applicants than it has places all applicants are admitted.
If there are more applicants than places the school’s admission policy is used
to decide which children are admitted. The local authority decides which
children are admitted to community schools. The governors of Academies,
Foundation/Trust and Voluntary Aided Schools decide which children are
admitted to these schools.
For admission to secondary school in September 2020, 71% of applicants
were offered their first preference school and 93% of applicants were offered
one of the five schools they placed as a preference.
To ensure that parents are allocated a place for their child at only one school
Liverpool coordinates the admission procedure with schools and neighbouring
local authorities. This means that information about applications is shared
between schools and other local authorities. The local authority only provides
information which is needed to operate the admission arrangements.
Academies, Foundation/Trust and Voluntary Aided schools use the school’s
admission policy to determine which children will be offered places. If your
child meets the admission criteria for a place at more than one of your
preferred schools, the local authority uses your school preference order to
decide which school your child is offered. In these circumstances your child
will be offered a place at the highest preference school which offered a place.
Schools are not informed of your preference order.
If the local authority cannot offer a place at any of the schools you have stated
as a preference a place will be allocated at the nearest school with places
available at the time of allocation.
All applicants who apply online will receive their offer by email on 1st March
2021. Postal applications will be written to by 1st class post on 1st March

If you are not satisfied with the school your child has been allocated you can
appeal against the decision to an Independent Appeals Panel. Details of the
appeals procedures will be sent with the offer letters.

SEN Support
If your child has special educational needs or a disability but does not have
a Statement of Special Educational Needs or an Education Health and Care
Plan, you should complete the preference form issued by your home local
authority. The usual admission policy for the school will apply. If you are not
allocated a place for your child in your preferred school you can appeal to an
independent appeal panel.

If your child has a Statement of Special Educational Needs or an Education
Health and Care Plan and is in a mainstream school, you should complete the
preference form issued by your home local authority.
You will discuss the secondary school your child will transfer to at your child’s
Annual Review in the autumn term. A decision about which secondary school
your child will attend will be made following the Annual Review. If you disagree
with the secondary school named in your child’s statement you can appeal
to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal. Contact the Special
Education Needs and Disability Team about this.

The schools which require you to complete a school application form will be
clearly shown at . It is important that if required
you complete a supplementary school application form.
These forms can be downloaded at or obtained
from the school. They must be returned to the school and not sent to the local

12th September 2020 You will receive the Admission to Secondary
School 2021 letter from your child’s Primary
31st October 2020 Closing date for applications.
November 2020
– February 2021
The local authority coordinates admission
arrangements with schools and neighbouring
local authorities to allocate places.
1st March 2021 Offer emails and letters sent to parents.
April to June 2021 Admission appeals.
7th July 2021 Liverpool Secondary Schools’ Induction Day.

Some schools which use ability tests or aptitude assessments to allocate
places require applicants to register for the tests or assessments before this
closing date. This is because they intend to inform parents about the outcome
of the tests or assessments before parents express a preference.
All dates, times and arrangements for the annual admissions timeline,
schools assessments and tests along with open evenings are subject to
change dependent on social distancing regulations due to Covid-19.
Please contact schools directly closer to the time of the relevant dates for
assessments, tests and open evenings using the contact details included
within this information booklet. The local authority will make every attempt
to keep information as up to date as possible via the website at:

The following schools have earlier registration dates for applicants taking
aptitude assessments, ability tests or banding tests:
School Closing Date
for registering
Date of
Archbishop Blanch 11/9/20 wc 28/9/20 233 7373
King David High School 9/9/20 wc 23/9/20 235 1420
Liverpool College 25/9/20 10/10/20 724 4000
ext 3228
North Liverpool Academy 31/10/20 7/11/20, 12/11/20,
3/12/20, 5/12/20
260 4044
St Edward’s College 1/9/20 wc 14/9/20 281 1999
St Francis Xavier’s
Catholic Academy
28/9/20 3/10/20 288 1000
The Belvedere Academy 18/9/20 (noon) 3/10/20 727 1284
The Blue Coat 4/9/20 26/9/20 733 1407

If Liverpool College, The North Liverpool Academy and The Belvedere Academy
are oversubscribed a banding system is used to decide which children are offered
places. The results of the assessment will place applicants in one of five ability
If these bands are oversubscribed, random allocation is used to allocate
places. The aim of using banding is to help the academy to have a spread
of children with different abilities and because of this applicants will not be
informed about the results of the assessment.

Admissions Team (Call Centre) Tel: 233 3006
Parent Partnership Service Tel: 233 2848
Special Educational Needs and Disability Team Tel: 233 5957
Church of England Diocese Tel: 705 2190
Merseyside Catholic Archdiocese Tel: 522 1071
FE website


The Academy of St.
Francis of Assisi
Gardners Drive,
Liverpool L6 7UR
Wednesday 23
September 2020
5.00pm – 8.00pm
Mr K Maddocks
T: 0151 260 7600
E: info@asfaonline

The Academy of
St Nicholas
51 Horrocks Avenue
L19 9NY
Saturday 19 September
2020 4.00pm – 7.00pm
Jeniffer Sing
T: 0151 230 2570

Alsop High School
Queens Drive
Liverpool L4 6SH
Wednesday 23
September 2020
4.30pm – 7.00pm
Mr Chris Wilson
T: 0151 235 1200

Archbishop Beck
Catholic College
55 Long Lane,
Liverpool L9 7BF
Thursday 24 September
2020 4.30pm – 7.30pm
Mr Paul Dickinson
T: 0151 525 6326

Archbishop Blanch
CE High School
80 Earle Road
Liverpool L7 6HQ
Thursday 8 October
2020 4.00pm – 7.00pm
Claire Madeloso
T: 0151 233 7373

Bellerive FCJ
Catholic College
1, Aigburth Drive,
Liverpool L17 3AA
Tuesday 1 October
2020 6.00pm – 8.30pm
Mrs Niamh Howlett
T: 0151 727 2064

The Belvedere
17 Belvidere Road,
Princes Park,
Liverpool L8 3TF
Thursday 25 June
Tuesday 15 September
2020 open morning and
evening times tbc
Principal: Mrs Julie Taylor
T: 0151 727 1284

The Blue Coat School
Church Road,
Liverpool L15 9EE
w/c 12 October
Scilla Yates
T: 0151 733 1407

International School
Queens Drive,
Liverpool L13 5UQ
Tuesday 15 September
2020 4.00pm – 6.30pm
Open Evening)
Ms Pat Towey
T: 0151 228 6800

Broughton Hall
Catholic High School
Yew Tree Lane,
Liverpool L12 9HJ
Thursday 24 September
2020 4.00pm – 7.00pm
Mr G Preston
T: 0151 541 9440

Calderstones School
Harthill Road,
Liverpool L18 3HS
Thursday 24 September
2020 4.00pm – 7.00pm
Mr Lee Ratcliffe
T: 0151 724 2087

Cardinal Heenan
Catholic High School
– Sports College
Honeysgreen Lane,
Liverpool L12 9HZ
Monday 14 September
2020 6.00pm – 8.00pm
Ms K Smyth
T: 0151 235 1430

Childwall Sports and
Science Academy
Queens Drive,
Liverpool L15 6XZ
Thursday 24 September
2020 4.00pm – 7.30pm
Ms J E Vincent
T: 0151 722 1561

De La Salle Academy
Carr Lane East,
Liverpool L11 4SG
Thursday 24 September
5.00pm – 7.00pm
Mr D Hayes
T: 0151 546 3134

Fazakerley High
Sherwoods Lane,
Liverpool L10 1LB
Wednesday 23 September
2020 4.30pm – 7.30pm
Miss H Duggan
T: 0151 524 4530

Gateacre School
Hedgefield Road,
Liverpool L25 2RW
Wednesday 23 September
2020 5.00pm – 8.00pm
Mr G Jones
T: 0151 363 1111

Holly Lodge Girls’
140 Mill Lane,
Liverpool L12 7LE
Thursday 1 October 2020
4.00pm – 6.00pm
Mr A Keen
T: 0151 228 3772
E: hollylodge@hollylodge.
King David High
Childwall Road,
Liverpool L15 6WA
Tuesday 7 July 2020
5.00pm – 7.00pm
(VIRTUAL Open Evening)
Mr M Sutton
T: 0151 235 1420

Kings Leadership
Academy Liverpool
Dingle Vale,
Liverpool L8 9SJ
No open event planned Headteacher:
Mr M O’Hagan
T: 0151 727 1387

Liverpool College
Queens Drive,
Liverpool L18 8BG
Saturday 12 September
Mr H Broekman
T: 0151 724 4000

North Liverpool
Heyworth Street,
Liverpool L5 0SQ
Thursday 17 September
& Thursday 8 October
4.30pm – 6.30pm
Ms E Vernon
T: 0151 260 4044
E: a.collins@

Notre Dame Catholic
180 Great Homer St,
Liverpool L5 5AF
Thursday 1 October 2020
Mr Peter Duffy
T: 0151 330 5122

St Edward’s College
Sandfield Park,
Liverpool L12 1LF
Thursday 25 June 2020
5.00pm – 8.00pm
(VIRTUAL Open Evening)
Mr Stephen Morris
T: 0151 281 1999

St Francis Xavier’s
Catholic Academy
Woolton Hill Road,
Liverpool L25 6EG
Tuesday 22 September
2020 6.00pm – 8.30pm
Mr Paul Halliwell
T: 0151 288 1000

St Hilda’s Church of
England High School
Croxteth Drive,
Liverpool L17 3AL
Thursday 24 September
2020 3.00pm – 6.30pm
Mrs J Code
T: 0151 733 2709

St John Bosco Arts
Storrington Avenue,
Liverpool L11 9DQ
Thursday 24 September
2020 3.30pm – 7.00pm
Mr D Gidman
T: 0151 330 5142

St Julie’s Catholic
High School
Speke Road
L25 7TN
Thursday 17 September
2020 4.00pm – 6.00pm
Mr T Alderman
T: 0151 428 6421

St Margaret’s C of E
Aigburth Road
L17 6AB
w/c 12 October
Principal: Mr S Brierley
T: 0151 427 1825
E: admin@stmargaretsacademy.

West Derby School
364 West Derby Road
L13 7HQ
Thursday 17 September
2020 3.00pm – 6.00pm
Mrs S Graham
T: 0151 235 1300

Alsop 235 1200

Calderstones 724 2087

Fazakerley 524 4530

Gateacre 363 1111

Holly Lodge (girls) 228 3772


Broadgreen 228 6800


Archbishop Beck 525 6326

Broughton Hall (girls) 541 9440

Cardinal Heenan (boys) 235 1430

Notre Dame 330 5122

St John Bosco (girls) 235 1620

St Julie’s (girls) 428 6421


Archbishop Blanch

(girls) 233 7373

St Hilda’s 733 2709


King David 235 1420


Bellerive FCJ

Catholic College (girls) 727 2064

Belvedere (girls) 727 1284

Blue Coat 733 1407

Childwall 722 1561

De La Salle (boys) 546 3134

Academy of
St Nicholas 230 2570

Liverpool College 724 4000

North Liverpool
Academy 260 4044

St Edward’s College 281 1999

St Francis of Assisi 260 7600

St Francis Xavier’s
Catholic Academy
(boys) 288 1000

St Margaret’s CofE
Academy (boys) 427 1825

West Derby (boys) 235 1300

King’s Leadership
Academy Liverpool 727 1387


I apply at the end
of Year 6 for a
secondary school
You apply at the beginning of Year 6. The
Local Authority common application must
be submitted by 31 October each year
either online or by paper application form
upon request.
My child will
automatically go to
the local secondary
There is no automatic transfer from primary
to secondary – you MUST complete a local
authority common application either online
or by paper application form upon request.
Because I’ve let the
school know I want
my child to go there,
I don’t have to fill in
any forms.
You still need to complete your home
local authority’s common application.
Some schools do have a supplementary
information form – if they do, you will need
to complete this AND your home authority’s
common application.
I have a child in
the school I want,
so my child will
automatically get a
Some schools do give priority to those
with older brothers/sisters in the school,
but there is NO GUARANTEE. You need to
check the school’s criteria and still must
complete the application procedure in full.
Parents have to be
given a place at the
school nearest to
If you don’t apply, other people who have
applied will more than likely have taken the
places. Also it depends on the school’s
admissions policy and volume of applicants.
I want to put
down a school in
another authority,
so I complete their
authority form.
NO – you put all your preferences on your
home local authority common application,
no matter which local authority the school(s)
you want to apply for reside in. So for
Liverpool residents wishing to apply to
Knowsley or Sefton schools, you fill in the
Liverpool application form.
If I name the school
three times on the
preference, I will
have more chance of
getting the school.
Don’t repeat the same school, this will not
increase your chances of a place and you
would be disadvantaging your chances of
securing an offer of place at other schools
you may meet the criteria for.
We find out my child
has a place at the
school a couple of
days after applying.
All initial offer e-mails (online applicants
only) and letters are sent out by the local
authority on 1st March for Year 7 places.


 One to One Tuition

There are many reasons to book a private tutor. Some parents feel unable to help their children with schoolwork. Others may find their children are more receptive with another person. Private tuition can help strengthen subject comprehension, boost confidence, and build important learning skills.

Private tuition gives students individualised attention they may not always receive at school. This helps children who struggle to keep up, as well as those who aren’t stretched and challenged enough. It also keeps students on track during breaks from school, especially with the pandemic. 

Private tuition can help your child develop study and learning skills that will help set up your child for success in their adult lives.

There are many advantages of private tuition.

Individual and unique learning experience

Your child will always receive an individualised session. Their teacher will ensure the lessons and activities are customised to your own child’s needs and abilities.

Tutors get to know your child’s individual learning style and can adapt teaching methods accordingly. 

Improves academic performance and confidence.

Private tuition will prepare your child for tests and exams, tutors will work with your child on specific areas. Your child’s grades and understanding of the subject will significantly improve when working with a tutor.

Improves attitude towards learning and school

Learning will become fun for your child. With constant encouragement and praise, your child will no longer feel overwhelmed or frustrated with school.

Improves self-esteem and confidence

Your child’s self-esteem and confidence will increase through private tuition, enabling them to excel in school.

Improves work and study habits

With private tuition, your child will learn work and study habits that they will use for life. These skills will help prepare your child to successfully achieve his or her goals both inside and outside of school

Encourages independence and responsibility

Your child will gain the ability to complete school work independently. Your child will realise their own personal growth and will learn to take responsibilities their studies.

Helps overcome learning obstacles

Your child’s tutor will specifically target whichever aspect of learning they require support with.

Encourages the freedom to ask questions

At school, your child may not always feel comfortable asking questions in front of their classmates. Private tuition will help your child to be comfortable asking questions, without feeling self-conscious.

Increases ability to manage their own learning

Your child will become more competent in their learning and more successful in managing their school work.

Prepares your child for college

Students heading off to college will learn how to create study plans, develop advanced study skills, and learn superior time management skills. There are numerous benefits of tutoring in college, including reinforcement of existing knowledge.



Covid-19: A-level and GCSE results planned for early July

By Sean Coughlan
BBC News family and education correspondent


Related Topics

image captionExam results are likely to appear before the end of the summer term

Exam results for A-levels and GCSEs in England could be published in early July this year, according to proposals for replacing cancelled exams.

A consultation launched by the exams watchdog and the Department for Education confirmed that grades will be decided by teacher assessment.

But results this summer are likely to be released much earlier than usual.

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson said pupils would receive “a grade that reflects their ability”.

There are also likely to be written test papers set by exam boards, but marked by teachers, with some later checks if there are concerns about fairness.

For vocational qualifications, exams which use mostly written papers are also likely to use teachers’ grades – but qualifications which need a test of practical, hands-on skills will have separate arrangements.

No August results days

Ofqual and the Department for Education have formally launched a two-week consultation on a system for how results will be decided, after disruption from the pandemic forced the cancellation of exams.

image captionThis is the second year of exam results being disrupted by the pandemic

For A-levels and GCSEs this could see the scrapping of the traditional results days in August, with a proposal to publish the results in “early July”, increasing the time for appeals and adding more time before the start of the university term.

Last year the process of replacement results ended with U-turns and confusion, as an algorithm initially used for deciding grades was abandoned and teachers’ assessments used instead.

This time there will be no algorithm, but from the outset the process will rely on the judgement of teachers, who will be asked to use evidence such as coursework, essays, homework and mock exams.

There are also proposals for test papers, or mini-exams, which would be set by examiners but which would be likely to be marked within schools by teachers.

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At-a-glance replacement 2021 exams plans:

  • Teachers provide replacement grades for A-levels and GCSEs
  • Evidence could include coursework, essays, tests and homework
  • External tests set by exam boards, but likely to be marked in school
  • Results early July
  • Vocational exams will use teachers’ grades, but separate arrangements for practical skills
  • Two-week consultation before any final decision
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These would inform teachers’ decisions rather than be a fixed proportion of the final grade – and could be used as evidence for any scrutiny of the reliability of a school’s results or if there were appeals over grades.

There is also a recognition they might have to be taken by some pupils at home.

But it has still to be decided whether it would be mandatory to take these exams, and whether there would be a single paper per subject or the option to take more.

Disrupted learning

The Department for Education has said pupils will not face tests in subject areas they have not covered.

Geoff Barton, leader of the ASCL head teachers’ union, said the proposals seemed “sensible”.

But he said the written tests would have to be “exceptionally well designed” to make them fair between students “whose learning has been disrupted by the pandemic to greatly varying extents”.

“There are still many questions left unanswered,” said the National Education Union’s co-leader Kevin Courtney, about how tests could be flexible enough and how appeals will be decided.

There will be a process of training teachers in how the grading system will operate and be consistent between different schools.

For vocational qualifications, the proposals say those closer to written A-level and GCSE exams will be graded in a similar way to the academic exams, using teacher assessment to replace written papers.

There will be different approaches for qualifications requiring proof of practical skills, but there will be arrangements to make this possible.

Some BTec exams have already gone ahead this month and IGCSE exams are still planned to continue this summer.

A-levels and GCSEs have been cancelled in Wales and Northern Ireland, and in Scotland the Nationals, Highers and Advanced Highers have also been scrapped.

England’s Education Secretary, Mr Williamson, said: “Fairness to young people has been and will continue to be fundamental to every decision we take on these issues.”