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Coronavirus - schools/colleges information

We will continue to take guidance from the Welsh Government and will base our information on their advice.

Updated position on Swansea schools return to face to face learning

The Welsh Government has announced today (8 January 2021) that all learners will continue to learn remotely while vulnerable children and children of critical workers will have access to on-site provision, until at least 29 January when the position will be reviewed.  Special schools, where possible, will remain open. The Welsh Government has also stated that schools could remain shut until February half-term unless Covid-19 cases fall.

Schools will look to provide our most vulnerable children and those key workers that have no other option available to them. This provision should only be accessed as a last resort and wherever possible pupils should remain home - gov.wales/identifying children of critical workers guidanceOpens new window

All schools will provide remote learning. Remote learning can be delivered in numerous ways and a number of different methods will be used within and across our schools. These methods can include 'live' lessons, recorded lessons, work packs etc.

Additional payments or food parcels will be provided for learners entitled to free school meals during the period of home learning.

Parents and carers will be contacted directly by their schools with the arrangements that apply to them.

For those learners in external examination years, Qualifications Wales have now cancelled the spring internal assessment window (due between 22 February and 23 April) for GCSE, AS and A levels. Revised assessment arrangements for the award of these qualifications in summer 2021 will be put in place shortly - https://qualificationswales.org/english/news/qualifications-wales-cancels-the-spring-internal-assessment-window/Opens new window


Update on Covid-19 cases at our schools

Our schools are taking immediate action as soon as it's known a pupil or member of staff has tested positive for Covid-19.

Our priority is to protect pupils and staff, as well as families and the wider community and that's why we take a number of clear actions.

Steps may include class groups or year-groups who've been in contact with the positive case having to self-isolate. Letters will be sent to parents of pupils who were in contact with the positive case telling them what to do. Parents of other children in the school are also kept informed by letter.

Our message to families is that they should listen to the advice from their school head teachers and information contained in the letters they receive which provide all the information they need to take action and to stay safe.


We will continue to take guidance from the Welsh Government and will base our information on their advice.

You can find the latest information and advice for educational and childcare settings at https://gov.wales/education-coronavirus

Information for colleges can be found using the following links:

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