Autumn Term 2020/21 (from September 1, 2020)

On July 9, the Education Minister confirmed that the autumn term will start on September 1, 2020. Rhondda Cynon Taf learners will return to school from September 3, 2020. This will follow a period of school preparation and planning for assessing risk, putting in place control measures, and modifying processes and procedures for keeping learners and staff safe once everyone returns to school.

From September 3, 2020, learners will undergo a phased return to school over a period of a week, with all learners in Rhondda Cynon Taf accessing school by 10 September 2020.

For more information, please see the Welsh Government website here

The Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) has also published a statement here.

The Welsh Government has also issued guidance relating to the return to school in September:

Frequently Asked Questions (Autumn Term 2020/21)


The Council has prepared some frequently asked questions regarding the return to school in September to assist parents, carers and pupils. These cover a range of topics from school buildings, the school day, catering, uniform, illness and transport.

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Frequently asked questions (Examinations)


A further set of frequently asked questions has also been prepared in relation to examination queries for GCSE, AS and A-level pupils:

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