Children have been in and out of school for nearly a year, with many parents facing the difficulties and frustrations of homeschooling and counting down the days to March 8 when the first phase of easing lockdown restrictions in England begins.
But, the day has finally come and as many jump for joy as youngsters head back to the classroom we are marking the momentous occasion with an online gallery to showcase how children have been celebrating their return to school.
And its not just parents who are excited about the return, teachers and other staff have happily welcome all pupils back for the first time since the Christmas break.
Did your little one enjoy going back to school? Take a look at our photo gallery and see if you can spot them below.