ALL primary schools in London will close for new term as government abandons ...

ALL primary schools in London will close for new term, Sadiq Khan announces as government abandons plan to keep some open The government initially tried to keep some primary schools open for new term But boroughs threatened legal action, fearing the safety of staff and pupils The pressure forced the latest U-turn, with all primary schools now closed 

By Jack Newman For Mailonline

Published: 18:58 GMT, 1 January 2021 | Updated: 18:58 GMT, 1 January 2021

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All primary schools in London will now close for the start of the new term after the government U-turned on its decision to keep some open despite rising Covid cases. 

The government bowed to protests, legal pressure and scientific advice on New Year's Day after it initially omitted a number of boroughs from the forced closures.

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Gavin Williamson had released a list of primary schools in coronavirus 'hotspots' that would stay shut. 

All primary schools in London will now close for the start of the new term after the government U-turned on its decision to keep some open despite rising Covid cases

All primary schools in London will now close for the start of the new term after the government U-turned on its decision to keep some open despite rising Covid cases

But the list did not include areas where Covid rates are high such as Haringey whose leaders said they would defy the government and support schools that decided to close.

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