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September 2020 - Strategic Planning

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Autumn Term Dates 2020

The following dates relate to pupils returning to school and normal term dates.                      Hopefully as we return to some sense of normality we will be able to share other dates for the autumn term.


Tuesday, September 1st – Start of School Year 2020 – 2021


Tuesday, September 1st –Friday, September 4th – Planning Days                                          (No pupils in school following instructions given by the Local Authority)


Plan for phased return week   - September 7th – September 11th.

Monday , September 7th – Foundation Phase pupils ONLY                                                      (Miss Jenkins/Miss Long/ Mrs Evans/MissThomas)                                                                   (KS2 pupils to remain at home)                                                                                                                                                                                       

Tuesday , September 8th – Foundation Phase pupils ONLY

(Miss Jenkins/Miss Long/Mrs Evans/Miss Thomas)                                                                    (KS2 pupils to remain at home)                                                                                                                                                                                      

Wednesday , September 9th – Key Stage 2 pupils ONLY                                                        (Miss Clement / Mrs Davies / Mrs Tricker / Mr Morgan / Miss Sheppard /Mrs Donnison / Mrs Hedges)                                                                                                                                      (Foundation Phase pupils to remain at home)                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Thursday , September 10th – Key Stage 2 pupils ONLY                                                          (Miss Clement / Mrs Davies / Mrs Tricker / Mr Morgan / Miss Sheppard /                                 Mrs Donnison / Mrs Hedges)                                                                                                      (Foundation Phase pupils to remain at home


Friday , September 11th ALL pupils from Reception to Year 6 return full time.   

New Nursery starters will be issued with a different timetable.  


At the time of writing, there has not been a decision regarding transport in September – as soon as we have any information, we will share it directly with you.


School meals will resume on a Grab Box basis – meals will have to be ordered through ParentPay.


Uniform can now be bought for September.


Updates on every aspect will be shared directly with you as they are shared with us.

Message from Local Authority

Following long discussions, the local authority has determined that schools across Merthyr Tydfil will begin re-opening for pupils on 7th September. School staff and local authority officers will spend the time from 1st  September to 4th September ensuring that schools are ready for pupils to return and the appropriate safety measures are in place with regards to social distancing both within the classrooms, within the school canteen and outside the school building. We appreciate your patience and understand that you and your children are excited to return to school but am sure you also understand the need for the local authority in conjunction with headteachers to ensure that robust measures are taken to ensure schools open safely.


Your child/ren’s schools will contact you directly about dates and times your child/ren will be returning to school. Thank you for your patience during this time. Please note that parents who are eligible for school uniform grants will be receiving payment via a cheque by the middle of the summer holiday period. Payment for families eligible for free school meals will continue until 31st August. Further information about school transport will be provided as soon as we have further guidance from Welsh Government and we will keep you informed throughout the summer of any further changes as information becomes available.