Updated 29 March 2020, 08.00am
The school closed on Friday 20 March to all pupils. This followed an announcement by the Education Minister in Welsh Government on Wednesday 18 March. The Easter break for pupils was brought forward in response to the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.
From Monday 23 March, schools were reopened with a new purpose, solely to provide emergency childcare for the pupils of critical workers and our most vulnerable pupils.
The school has set work for all pupils to continue their learning at home - full details are available on the Pupil Curriculum page.
As well as maintaining progress in their school work, it is essential that pupils also look after their physical and mental health and well being during the time the school is closed.
It is important to try and set up a suitable study space and keep to good routines. Try and schedule a few hours in the morning to complete your school work, before doing other things.
If you are feeling stressed or anxious about anything, make sure you talk to someone. There are links to various support networks on the Pupil Wellbeing page.
We reviewed our school calendar prior to the school closing and have cancelled or postponed all events up to the Summer break.
We have submitted a claim to the insurer. At this stage, there is no need to contact the school. If you or your child are affected by any of these changes, we will contact you with more information in due course.
The Education Minister announced on Friday that all GCSE examinations have been cancelled. Qualifications Wales has recently announced how they will award grades this summer for Year 11 and Year 10 pupils.
Careers Wales have published an information booklet for pupils thinking about their next steps.
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