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Update on schools re-opening on 2nd November

Schools in Pembrokeshire will re-open after half-term on Monday, 2nd November.

Primary schools, Portfield Special School and the Pembrokeshire Learning Centre will be open to pupils of all ages.

Secondary schools will be open for children in Years 7 and 8.

Pupils who are sitting examinations in the week beginning 2nd of November must attend for the examination only.

Other pupils (those in Years 9 to 13) will continue their learning from home for that week, supported by teaching staff. From Monday, 9th November, these pupils will also return to school. 

The measures are in line with the Welsh Government’s firebreak lockdown guidance.

Cllr Guy Woodham, Pembrokeshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Education and Lifelong Learning, gave a reassurance that schools would be as safe as possible when pupils return.

“Half-term has been an opportunity to deep-clean school premises and we will continue to have effective control measures in place,” he said.

“The high number of children returning to school in September was excellent and going forward we are doing everything we can to minimise any disruption to their education.” 

School transport routes in Pembrokeshire will run as normal from Monday 2nd November for primary pupils and Year 7 and 8 pupils.

School canteens will also be open as normal. 

Parents of pupils in Years 9 to 13 who receive free school meals (who will not be in school from 2-6 November) will receive funding directly into their bank accounts from Pembrokeshire County Council during the week commencing 2nd November.    

 

·         Parents and carers should refer to their school’s website if they have any queries. The Welsh Government has also issued guidance at: https://gov.wales/schools-coronavirus-firebreak-guidance

https://gov.wales/keeping-learners-safe-education


ID: 7103, revised 02/11/2020