Students across the borough have returned to school after an unprecedented shutdown during the coronavirus pandemic.

At Cranbourne School, in Basingstoke, it was a first day of term looked unlike any other with year seven students queuing in a socially-distanced manner ahead of their first day at senior school.

At lunchtime, students were allowed to socialise but only within their designated 'student bubbles', marking the new normal for school life.

The number of students who have returned to school are not yet known though attendance is compulsory.

Nationally, teachers have criticised the lack of funding to cover safety measures such as hand-washing stations.

Geoff Barton, general secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders, told the BBC it was "hugely disappointing" that these changes had to be paid for out of "hard-pressed budgets".

England's schools minister Nick Gibb has said funding for safety measures is "under review".