STUDENTS will have their temperatures checked and be asked to wash their hands on arrival when they return to classes at Old Swinford Hospital School in Stourbridge next week.

Students in year 12 plus year 10 day pupils and boarders can return next week for support sessions but social distancing measures to help prevent the spread of coronavirus mean the school routine will be very different indeed.

Teenagers will be asked to follow the lines from the car park into the school where they will be asked to wash their hands and apply hand sanitiser before being triaged and having their temperatures taken.

Students are being asked to take their own pens, pencils and water into school and they will be seated two metres apart from their classmates.

There will be no break times - just lessons, and the year groups will have staggered starts with year 10 students turning up in the morning and year 12 pupils arriving in the afternoon for their sessions.

Headteacher Paul Kilbride said: "We’re really looking forward to welcoming back our year 12 and year 10 day and boarding students who are able to come in next week and attend our support sessions.

"We’ve missed them so it will be great to catch up.

"We’re all hoping we’ll get some more information from the Government, and soon, about the timetable for having more students get back to secondary school when it is safe to do so."