Covid has provided the opportunity to rethink how learning takes place and the purpose of schooling. It has highlighted that one of the main reasons for children to be in school is that it frees up parents to work. It has highlighted that schools provide childcare allowing the economy to prosper but are schools the best way for that to be provided. Also, the pandemic has shown that children learn in many different ways. Some have prospered with online learning whilst others have found it incredibly difficult. It is now time to rethink how we deliver education and how to separate it from childcare.