A SCHOOL in Caernarfon is being assisted by the council due to "'unusually high level of staff sickness".

The council is working "closely" with Ysgol Syr Hugh Owen to address the challenges.

They reassured pupils and parents that they were doing all they could to ensure staffing levels were brought back to normal.

The news follows concern about the effects of large class sizes harming education at the 900-pupil school.

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A Cyngor Gwynedd spokesperson said: “The day to-day running and management of individual schools is the responsibility of headteachers and their governors.

"As the local education authority, Cyngor Gwynedd has a role to support and advise with this.

“We can confirm that we are working closely with Ysgol Syr Hugh Owen’s leadership to help them address challenges arising this week from an unusually high level of staff sickness.

"We wish to reassure pupils and their parents that every effort is being made to minimise any potential impact on pupils’ education and to help the school return to full staffing levels as soon as possible.”