Around half the pupils at Medina and Carisbrooke colleges will not be returning to school before September.

And executive headteacher of the Isle of Wight Education Federation, Matthew Parr-Burman, has told parents of pupils at the two schools there sis still a decision to be made as to whether the schools reopen at all before the summer holidays.

Writing in the school newsletter after the prime minister's announcement last Sunday that primary school children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 may return to classrooms in June, Mr Parr-Burman said it would take time to implement the government's plans.

The federation had decided for students in Years 7, 8 and 9 there would be no return until at least September.

He told parents Year 10 and Year 12 students need to have some face-to-face sessions in school. The

earliest these could start would be June 1 and it was likely to be two to three weeks after this date before

the sessions would run.

Mr Parr-Burman said in the newsletter: "I appreciate there are more questions than answers as a result of all this, but I hope you understand we are into territory we have never been in before."

The Isle of Wight Education Federation newsletter can be read here.