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Update on reopening of schools on June 29th

Dear Parents and carers,


Many of you will have seen or heard that the Minister for Education in Wales made an announcement today about schools reopening on June 29th. I’ve included some information from the Director of Education in Swansea, which I hope will begin to help us all understand what this return to school might look like. It will not be the same as usual, but you can be sure staff at the school will be working hard with the Local Authority and with Welsh Government guidance to make sure we are as ready as possible for when your children begin to return to school.


These are the important things the Minister announced today:

  • All schools are to re-open from June 29 for a trial and transition period.
  • Pupils may need to be brought into schools in very small groups due to social distancing and it is anticipate that no school would have any more than a third of pupils in school at any one time.
  • The plan is to extend the remaining term by one week that means schools will be open for 4 weeks before the summer break. 
  • All schools are being asked to make available a check in and catch-up session for every child to attend over the 4 week period.
  • Attendance will be voluntary and there will be not be any fines should pupils not attend.
  • From June 29 the children of key or front line workers will attend their normal school.


Since schools closed in March we have provided emergency childcare for vulnerable pupils and for those whose parents are key workers. This will continue for now.

Distance learning at home will also continue.


Please keep checking our website and twitter for the latest information and news. Thank you for your support as we continue to respond to these challenging times.



Sharon Hope