The acting headteacher of Rhws Primary School has praised the community in the aftermath of yesterday's collision, which left five children and four adults injured.
– Acting headteacher Jan Morgan
As you can imagine, this situation has been extremely traumatic for all concerned.
All members of staff showed exceptional strength of character as they dealt with the rapidly changing situation, both at the scene of the accident and inside the school.
We are very proud of the way in which the whole school community pulled together under difficult circumstances.
Meanwhile, headteacher Louise Lynn has sent her best wishes to the school's lollipop lady Karin Williams, who was badly injured in the incident.
– Headteacher Louise Lynn
Our thoughts and prayers are with those who have been injured, including our lollipop lady Karin Williams, who has a fantastic relationship with the children and is a treasured member of our school community.
We are so grateful for all the support we have received from the Vale council, who sent educational psychologists to the school and provided an extra school crossing patrol officer to help us to maintain our routine as much as possible at a very difficult time.