Ceredigion pupils will be back in their schools to receive full-time education in September.

There will be an opportunity for some specific groups of pupils to return from the start of the autumn term, 3 September 2020, following INSET days. Then, all pupils will be expected to return on a full-time basis by 14 September 2020. The return will happen gradually, with additional year groups added daily, until the schools reach their full capacity by 14 September 2020.

This follows the announcement on 9 July 2020 by Welsh Government’s Education Minister, Kirsty Williams, to enable all schools in Wales to safely reopen in September.

Ceredigion County Council welcomes Welsh Government’s decision and continues to work closely and effectively with schools in the county to ensure all necessary arrangements are in place to enable pupils to return safely to school.

The staffing and transport plans will be confirmed over the coming weeks, with the importance of ensuring the safety of all.

The Council would like to thank all the parents and carers for the work they have achieved during this challenging period since the end of March this year. Thank you as well to the staff who have worked tirelessly to enable schools to reopen for three weeks from 29 June 2020, along with providing digital learning experiences for pupils.

Schools in Ceredigion will close at the end of this summer term on 17 July 2020, and will look forward to welcoming all pupils back on a full-time basis in September.