Pupils off in four out of five schools in England waiting for Covid tests

School leaders say government has ‘failed schools and children’ as Eton pays for private tests for all staff and pupils

More than four out of five schools in England have pupils stuck at home because they cannot get access to Covid-19 tests, according to a survey of headteachers.

Meanwhile it emerged that Eton, where the prime minister studied, had used a private provider to test all of its staff and students as they returned to school in September.

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