SECONDARY school heads are still waiting to find out if GCSE and A level students can return to the classroom this term.

The Department for Education has announced plans to open primary schools for Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 pupil from June 1.

And it has also said schools should plan to provide "some face to face support" for secondary pupils in Years 10 and 12.

But as half term approaches, there has been no details.

Jy Taylor, head of Twynham secondary school in Christchurch, told parents: "We have been carefully planning for a range of scenarios but without this national guidance we cannot yet make firm decisions on how to proceed.

"As a result, and in order to enable you to plan and talk to your children, we will not be opening the school in any form during the week beginning June 1 except to those students who are children of Key Workers or who are identified as being vulnerable.

"I am sure you will appreciate that without government guidance, I am not prepared to rush plans into place without first being able to fully risk assess the various scenarios. I am hoping that the guidance will be received today but this will still give us too short a time period to fully implement any expectations by June 1.

He urged parents to encourage their children to engage with virtual lessons until more details are available.