MORE than 230 children have been taken out of their schools by their parents or carers since they reopened in September last year, new figures have revealed.

A total of 238 kids have been homeschooled in the borough since the official start of the school year - more than double of the previous year’s 113 - as a result of the pandemic.

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Only key workers’ children are allowed back into their classrooms currently, with March being touted as a return date for all.