SCHOOLS in Conwy will open for four weeks from June 29.

This means the summer term will be extended by one week.

Cllr Julie Fallon, Conwy’s Cabinet Member for Education, said: “Conwy Council is happy to work with and support our head teachers to keep our schools open for the fourth week where possible for the benefit of our children.

“We’re incredibly proud of our schools in Conwy for continuing with the plans that were announced by the Minister on May 15. It’s what we have come to expect from our staff in our schools, always making their pupils the priority.”

Cllr Fallon added: “I am confident that staff have put in place all the arrangements needed in line with Welsh Government guidelines. We’ve been working extremely closely with schools, and school staff have said that they’re ready to welcome back pupils.

“It’s been a challenging time for families and staff and it will be wonderful to bring back a semblance of normality for young people so they can catch up with friends and their teachers before the summer holidays.”

The decision is in contrast to Denbighshire County Council which has revealed its schools will close for the summer term on Friday, July 17 and will not open for the additional week.