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End of Autumn Term arrangements

As you will be aware there has been a dramatic increase in the number of positive Covid-19 cases in Cardiff over the past two weeks.  Schools have put preventative measure in place to minimise the spread of the virus and have worked hard to respond to confirmed cases when these have arisen.  However, despite these measures there has been a pattern of increasing numbers of cases in many parts of the city.


As a result, Cardiff Local Authority has taken the following decisions:


  • All primary schools will continue to deliver face-to-face learning until Tuesday, 15th December 2020.


  • From Wednesday, 16th December primary schools across the city will close to pupils and provide distance learning opportunities until Friday, 18th December, the final day of the autumn term.


Gabalfa Primary School will therefore close to all pupils at the end of Tuesday, 15th December


Staff will support learning via online learning platforms and will provide all children with paper-based activities to complete during this period.  It is important that the continuity of learning can remain in place and we ask that ALL children complete tasks set.


Several families have contacted me to express their intention to keep their children at home next week so that they are able to pre-isolate before Christmas Day and visit their more vulnerable and/or elderly family members. 


Please be assured that should you wish to do this, contact me via letter or email and your request will be granted and the absences will be authorised.  Please note that this will only apply to absences on Monday, 14th December and Tuesday, 15th December.


Cardiff LA has asked all Headteachers to remind families of the importance of following national Covi-19 guidelines.


Thank you for your support.