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COVID-19: update 9 July 2020

Schools that are able to do so, will safely reopen from the first week of September, with all schools to reopen from September 14. 

Local plans and preparations are underway between the council and schools in the area to review risk assessments, processes and systems to ensure individual schools can welcome pupils back safely in line with guidance by Welsh Government.

Schools which can do so will reopen from the first week of term.

Some specific groups of learners might need to be prioritised during this week, such as Year 7, 12, 13 and Special Units for secondary, special units for early years and Year 6.

Parents will receive more specific information from their school and the council as it becomes available.

From September 14, school attendance will be compulsory, parents are asked to contact their school if a pupil is unable to attend to discuss further.

Read our schools reopening statement.


Newport has two nursery schools, 42 primary schools, nine secondary schools, two special schools and one pupil referral unit.

Within these there are three Welsh-medium primary schools, one Welsh-medium secondary school, six Roman Catholic primary schools, one Roman Catholic secondary school and two Church in Wales primary schools.

A new community-maintained primary school is due to open on the Glan Llyn development from September 2019. 

COVID - 19 - Childcare for prioritised key workers

Information for parents and students

Reorganisation of schools in Newport

Special educational needs (SEN)

Grants for further and higher education

Community learning classes

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