Schools and Education

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COVID-19: 

Schools able to do so reopened from the first week of September, all schools will reopen from September 14. 

Local plans and preparations are underway to ensure individual schools can welcome pupils back safely in line with guidance by Welsh Government.

Some specific groups of learners might need to be prioritised during this week, such as Year 7, 12, 13 and Special Units for secondary, special units for early years and Year 6.

Parents will receive more specific information from their school and the council as it becomes available.

From September 14, school attendance will be compulsory, parents are asked to contact their school if a pupil is unable to attend to discuss further.

View Welsh Government Back to School Plans for September 2020

Read our schools reopening statement.


Newport has two nursery schools, 42 primary schools, nine secondary schools, two special schools and one pupil referral unit.

Within these there are three Welsh-medium primary schools, one Welsh-medium secondary school, six Roman Catholic primary schools, one Roman Catholic secondary school and two Church in Wales primary schools.

Information for parents and students

Reorganisation of schools in Newport

Special educational needs (SEN)

Grants for further and higher education

Community learning classes

Learning Welsh in Newport

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