Re-opening schools

Page updated on: 26/06/2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Schools will re-open from June 29 until July 17 for pupils to check in, catch up and prepare for the summer and September. Further information for parents can be found on our Newsroom.

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Our key priority has always been the safety of children, their families and school staff and this will continue to be our main consideration as we begin to enter the recovery period and prepare to re-open our schools.

There will be a phased approach at schools with year groups split into cohorts with staggered starts, lessons and breaks. It is expected that this will mean, at most, a third of pupils present at any one time. There will be much smaller classes, providing secure dedicated time with teachers and classmates.

Please be assured that we have been working hard to put plans in place for re-opening our schools . Thank you for your continued support and co-operation.

Please visit this page for all information, it is being continually updated. The following FAQs should answer any queries that you may have about schools re-opening. Get in touch via the "Ask a question" tab if there is anything you need additional information about.

School meals

Your child will need to bring a packed lunch and a water bottle. Please check with your school if your child needs to bring their own pencil case / pens / pencils, as some schools will provide children with their own resources for their individual use. Pupils will not be able to share resources with other children or staff.

School meals will not be provided this term and we are asking pupils to bring in a packed lunch and water bottle. This will help with staggered lunch times and reduce the contact required for serving food.

Families in receipt of free school meals will continue to receive fortnightly payments or be provided with a weekly food parcel that will provide suitable items to prepare a packed lunch.

Families eligible for free school meals who have not yet provided their bank details in order to receive a payment, should visit our web page to set this up.

Families who have had a change in circumstances and are now in receipt of certain benefits could now be eligible for free school meals.

Yes, families eligible for free school meals will continue to receive payments or food packs. Welsh Government has confirmed that this provision will also continue during the summer holidays.

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