To mark the occasion, Portsmouth parents took photos of their children looking smart in their uniform for the first time in two months.
Here are 18 of their best photos – including one pupil’s very colourful return to the classroom and a parent’s heartfelt solution for a tearful son on his first day back.
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1. Your post-lockdown back to school photos
Emily, aged five, was all smiles as she returned to school today
Photo: Elizabeth Keenan
2. Your post-lockdown back to school photos
Ruby, eight, was delighted about classrooms reopening
Photo: Amy Willis
3. Your post-lockdown back to school photos
Madison, eight, was pleased to go back to school to see her friends and teachers again
Photo: Tanya Smith
4. Your post-lockdown back to school photos
Four-year-old Oliver's mum said he 'was waiting by the front door from 7am, dressed and ready to see his little friends' on his first day back!
Photo: Jade Morgan