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Closure Information

This is where you will find all the information related to the closure.

We are working on providing relevant information and documents and links to where your child can find their classwork.

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Letter to parents/carers from Mr Brunsdon


                               Harold Road. Abergavenny. Monmouthshire. NP7 7DG

                                     Tel: 01873 854697



Headteacher: Mr Richard Brunsdon                Deputy Headteacher: Mr Matthew Davies


20th March 2020


Dear Parent/Carers,


This is a letter that I, all the staff and  Governors at Cantref Primary School simply did not think we would ever send.  However, in line with Welsh Government guidance, we shall close on Friday 20th March until further notice due to the COVID – 19 outbreak. There is no definitive answer as to when we shall re-open.


We have already communicated our plans for distance learning and all resources, materials and logins should be with you.  Please contact the school if this is not the case and we will do our best to get the materials to you.


This level of distance learning is new to us and it may take some time for this to bed in. Our aim is to allow all our children to continue to engage in their learning and also undertake wider reading so they continue to make progress.  We will continue to keep strong lines of communication with yourselves through:



Further, we hope to be able to ‘man’ our school office (01873 854697) during some days of the week.  Please bear with us whilst we respond as our ability may be slower than usual but we shall try our best.


As you may have heard through the Welsh news, schools will have ‘a new purpose’ to help support those most in need “including people involved in the immediate response to the coronavirus outbreak”. Welsh Government is currently working with the Local Authority to develop and finalise plans. We are unclear at present what the commitment of our school and Cantref staff will be. However, this redirection of work could impact on the ability of some teachers to set regular work.


As a school, our aim is to make sure all children, their families and staff remain safe and well during this difficult time. Please be reassured we shall maintain a steady stream of communication with yourselves and pass on any relevant information promptly.


Finally, I have been overwhelmed by the support and understanding we have received from you, our parents and carers.  I cannot emphasise enough how grateful we are for that support.


Yours sincerely


R Brunsdon


Richard Brunsdon

Head Teacher