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Pontnewydd Primary School

Every Child, Every Chance, Every Day


Information Regarding School Reopening

Update 05.03.21

In preparation for Junior pupils returning to school from 15th March, please see information on our Coronavirus page (link below).

Update 09.11.20

From Monday 16th November there will be slight change to the times for Foundation Phase due to a natural spring underneath our playing field that runs out into our Nursery car park. Normally this isn’t too problematic, however as the car park is now used as a lining up area in the mornings and afternoons and as the weather gets colder, we are concerned for the children’s safety. In order to prevent any accidents as the weather turns colder, we are going to use the other car park gate, cordon off part of the car park and change some of the times to the ones outlined below.


School Start Times

Foundation Phase Year Groups use Nursery Car park gate 1


Year 2


Year 1




Morning Nursery


Afternoon Nursery


School Finish Time

Foundation Phase Year Groups use Nursery Car park gate 1


 Year 2


Year 1


Nursery & Reception



School reopens to all pupils on Monday 7th September 2020.  There are staggered start and finish times and different entrances to the school which need to be used (see below).  There will be no facility to walk through the school for parents and children so please ensure you use the correct entrance and walk/drive around if you are using both entrances for different children.  We have contacted via email or text those who have a clash of start/finish times where they need to be at both entrances at the same time with plans for their children.  Please familiarise yourself with the different times/entrances as it is important that children arrive on time so that class bubbles don't mix.


Nursery have staggered start days throughout the week. Please refer to the letter you were sent to know which day your child starts.


Children will be required to wear school uniform. 


They may bring their own bag, lunch bag, drinks bottle etc. Stationery will be provided but if children would like to bring their own in they are able to.  These will not be shared with any other pupils. 



Lunch and break times will be staggered so children only mix with those in their class bubble. For the next few weeks children will be eating their lunches in their classroom and will have allocated time to use the play yards outside.

Week beginning Monday 7th September:
Free School Meals children will be provided with a packed lunch. All other children will need to bring their own packed lunch.

Week beginning Monday 14th September:

All children will be able to purchase a packed lunch or bring in their own packed lunch. Torfaen are operating a 'cashless' system in schools. Letters will be sent via email in week beginning Monday 7th September with instructions for how this will work.

Week beginning Monday 28th September:

Hot dinners will be offered following the standard menu. Cold dinners will still be offered. Children will order their meal at the start of the day when they get to class.


Start and Finish Times

Please wait behind the barriers with your child/children. Your child/children will be called to line up with their class teacher.


Foundation Phase Car Park - Church Road Entrance - Start Times

8.45am - Year 1 and Year 2

9.00am - Reception

9.15am - Morning Nursery

12.45pm - Afternoon Nursery


Foundation Phase Car Park - Church Road Entrance - Finish Times

11.45am - Morning Nursery

3.00pm - Year 1 and Year 2

3.15pm - Afternoon Nursery and Reception


Lower Junior Yard - Bryn Celyn Road Entrance - Start Times

8.45am - Year 5 and Year 6

8.50am - SNRB

9.00am - Year 3 and Year 4


Lower Junior Yard - Bryn Celyn Road Entrance - Finish Times

2.50pm - SNRB

3.15pm - Year 5 and Year 6

3.30pm - Year 3 and Year 4

Please see the documents below for further information; a letter sent via email to parents/carers on 02.09.20 from Mr Waters and procedure for any suspected Coronavirus within the school.