Education secretary Gillian Keegan understood to be considering complete mobile phone ban for schools

Mobile phones could be banned in schools completely under new guidance the government is understood to be considering. Headteachers may soon be told to eliminate phones from the school day entirely – including at all breaks and lunchtimes – in new advice expected to be set out at the Conservative Party Conference.

This would see children barred from using their devices both in class and around the school outside of lesson time. However, the new guidelines are expected to permit children carrying phones with them – for use on their journey to and from school for safety reasons.

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