ANNOUNCEMENT – 20th March 2020

ANNOUNCEMENT – 20th March 2020

From Monday 23rd March, the school will be closed.

In conjunction with the Local Authority, we are contacting those who have notified the school individually that you are in essential workforce with details of support within school for your child if you require it.

If you have not yet informed us, please contact the school immediately on (01639) 791300

EFSM Update

The school will provide “Grab and Go” bags for pupils entitled to free school meals.

Bags will be available from your nearest primary or secondary school.

Bags will be available at Cefn Saeson (Main Hall) between 11.00am and 12.00pm

Once you have received your bag, you will need to return home.


The Government has updated the list of essential workers to include –

If you think that you fall within the critical categories below, you should confirm with your employer that, based on your business continuity arrangements, your specific role is necessary for the continuation of this essential public service.

If you are an additional key worker, please telephone the school by 3pm today (Friday 20th)to be added to our essential workers list.

Key public services

This includes those essential to the running of the justice system, religious staff, charities and workers delivering key frontline services, those responsible for the management of the deceased, and journalists and broadcasters who are providing public service broadcasting.

Local and national government

This only includes those administrative occupations essential to the effective delivery of the COVID-19 response, or delivering essential public services, such as the payment of benefits, including in government agencies and arms length bodies.

Food and other necessary goods

This includes those involved in food production, processing, distribution, sale and delivery, as well as those essential to the provision of other key goods (for example hygienic and veterinary medicines).

Public safety and national security

This includes police and support staff, Ministry of Defence civilians, contractor and armed forces personnel (those critical to the delivery of key defence and national security outputs and essential to the response to the COVID-19 pandemic), fire and rescue service employees (including support staff), National Crime Agency staff, those maintaining border security, prison and probation staff and other national security roles, including those overseas.


This includes those who will keep the air, water, road and rail passenger and freight transport modes operating during the COVID-19 response, including those working on transport systems through which supply chains pass.

Utilities, communication and financial services

This includes staff needed for essential financial services provision (including but not limited to workers in banks, building societies and financial market infrastructure), the oil, gas, electricity and water sectors (including sewerage), information technology and data infrastructure sector and primary industry supplies to continue during the COVID-19 response, as well as key staff working in the civil nuclear, chemicals, telecommunications (including but not limited to network operations, field engineering, call centre staff, IT and data infrastructure, 999 and 111 critical services), postal services and delivery, payments providers and waste disposal sectors.