Coronavirus Updates

Free school meals

Bank transfer payments are going to be made to parents of pupils entitled to free school meals instead of the ‘grab and go’ bag system. The final day of the ‘Grab and Go’ bag system will be Friday, 3rd April.

The amount payable to qualifying parents will be £19.50 per week for each eligible pupil and will continue for the foreseeable future, including payment over the Easter period. This does not include nursery pupils.

In order to receive payment, parents will need to register online at providing their bank account details (bank account number, sort code and account name) and the child’s / children’s legal name and date of birth. If you are unable to register online, please call 01639 686868.

School Closures

All schools closed on Friday, March 20th, in line with the Welsh Government’s all-Wales advice. For the latest information on school closures, visit: 

Essential workers

 On Monday (March 23rd, 2020), schools reopened to provide care and recreation for children of essential workers and vulnerable pupils only. View our Essential Workers webpage for further information and to check which workers are eligible.


The Council is working with the Welsh Government to look at the best ways of ensuring continuity of learning which will include the forthcoming examinations.

Child care settings

Parents are reminded child care settings remain open and they can and should speak to their usual child care providers if they need help during the Easter Holidays.

Special educational needs

In relation to pupils with special educational needs, the Council is working with parents to provide as much help and assistance as we can to help families cope with this change.