Schools in Wales will open to more pupils from 29th June, with lots of adaptions, including smaller classrooms.

All children will have the opportunity to “Check in, Catch Up, Prepare for summer and September”, as part of the next phase for schools in Wales.

It is proposed that all schools will start the next phase on the 29th June, with the term extended by a week, therefore ending on 27 July. 

In the next academic year, beginning in September, the intention is that the autumn half-term break will be expanded to two weeks.

In each school there will be a phased approach. Year groups will be split into cohorts with staggered starts, lessons and breaks. It is expected that this will mean, at most, a third of pupils present at any one time, though schools may need time to reach this level of operation.

There will be much smaller classes, providing secure dedicated time with teachers and classmates. This time will include online and personalised classroom experience, getting children and teachers ready for a similar experience in September.

Guidance for schools:

Here is the Welsh Government’s Education and childcare FAQ page containing a host of information and common questions around education and childcare.