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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

Primary schools 15 March 2021

All primary school pupils are expected to be in school on 15 March 2021. We expect that Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 pupils will return on 15 March 2021 to join the children in foundation phase. School meals will be offered to the whole school on their return from the 15th.

Secondary schools 15 March 2021

Across Swansea, Years 11 and 13 will return on 15 March 2021.

Across Swansea, Years 10 and 12 will return on 18 March 2021.

Years 7, 8 and 9 will be offered an opportunity to attend for one day between 15 March and 26 March 2021. Your local school will let you know what their arrangements are.

All secondary pupils will return to school after Easter on Tuesday 13 April 2021 (Monday 12 April will be a planning day, and onsite learning will not be available for any children on this day).

When secondary aged pupils start to return from 15 March 2021, we expect them to bring a packed lunch up until 26 March 2021. We hope to start serving hot meals after Easter.

Full details are available in the latest letter to parents/carers from the Director of Education:  PDF Document Letter to parents and carers 5 March 2021 (PDF, 151KB)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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