This page will contain all information and updates pertaining to the Covid19 outbreak and Ysgol Penmaes.  Latest information at the top, oldest towards the bottom.

30th September 2020   

Dear Parents/Carers

I am pleased to be able to tell you that on Friday, 2nd October, we will be partially reopening the school. Russell Cadwallader, the Head Teacher at Cedewain Special School, has kindly agreed to be present on site and fulfill the leadership and safeguarding requirements which will enable us to open. 

We will be opening at approximately 50% capacity and you will be contacted directly by the school if your son or daughter is in the first cohort to be invited in. The first group will run from Fri 2nd Oct to Fri 9th Oct inclusive and then the second group will be invited in from Mon 12th Oct to Fri 16th Oct inclusive. We do not yet know whether we will be continuing in these groups after half term as much will depend on the local/national picture at that time, and staff availability. 

The whole school has undergone a deep clean this week and we have a good supply of PPE. When your child is invited back into school, if you feel that it is not yet the right time to resume attendance, please just do let us know. Any parents who have already informed us that they are keeping their children at home due to underlying medical conditions do not need to contact the school again as we are aware of your situation and understand the reasons for your decisions. Any child who is not attending school will be expected to continue with blended learning activities and class teachers will continue to liaise with you at home. Once we have confirmed placements with you, this information will be passed to the transport department but again, if you wish to transport your child yourself, please let us know. 

On behalf of the staff and governors, thank you so much for your continued cooperation and support during this tremendously difficult period. The messages received in recent days have been really lovely, so thank you. I do hope you are all keeping well.    

Kind regards              


Karen Gittins        

Head Teacher

April 20th 2020 - Summer term – helping your children stay safe and stay learning

Kirsty Williams, Education Minister, announced earlier today that schools will not be opening to pupils as usual on 20th April. As a result, learning will often take place at home, usually online, led by schools.

You may have questions about that and we want to know what’s important to you.
Could Parents please complete the 10 question survey below?  This will take about 2.5 minutes.

April 3rd 2020 - New Documents section added in the sidebar on the right hand side of this Covid 19 page to make it easier for Ysgol Penmaes staff to share information with parents as it comes in.

NEW: Documents Section

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    Posted 24 Jul 2020, 06:13 by Karen Moses
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    Posted 3 Apr 2020, 07:07 by Scott Robinson
  • VACANCIES We currently have the following vacancies:2 x level 1 teaching assistants - maternity leave contracts 32.5 hrs per week term time only1 x level 1 teaching assistant - permanent ...
    Posted 26 Feb 2020, 06:57 by Karen Moses
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