Autumn Term News

Keep up to date with what is happening in school with our newsletters:

Wednesday 22nd December

Thank you – Your ongoing support for school has been greatly appreciated throughout this term – it has been a challenging time for staff, pupils and parents. Thank you.

Return to school – January 2022 – In Powys, it is currently planned for Spring term to start on Friday 7th January 2022, when learning will be delivered online. School will only be open to vulnerable pupils & children of critical workers. If your child will be attending school on Friday 7th January, please contact/ email school to ensure we have correct staffing in place (Breakfast Club & lunches will also be available).

All pupils should return to school on Monday 10th January. If updated guidance means a change to this, you will be notified as soon as possible.

Lexia – Well done to Willow, Rhys , Rosie, Frankie, Seth P, John and  Evie C for completing a level on Lexia. Lexia will be available to pupils over the holidays.

Staying Safe online this Christmas – Please follow the links below for helpful advice for parents.

Criw Cymraeg –  The Criw organised an afternoon of Christmas themed Welsh activities for all pupils to enjoy. Diolch. Each class had a letter hunt and spelt out Welsh words and phrases. See the photos on the school website.

Christmas Activities – Please click on the link to see a round up of our Christmas activities in school.  

Pantomime – Pupils enjoyed their online pantomime today. Thank you to Friends of Forden for raising the money this. There is still time to buy a balloon for the Balloon Race – Friends’ Balloon Race

St Michael’s Church Christmas services – There will be a crib service at St Michael’s church in Forden on Christmas Eve at 4pm. All children will be welcome. There is also a ‘midnight mass’ on Christmas Eve, starting at 11.30pm.

Ongoing school response to Covid-19 – If your child is identified as a close contact of a Covid case in school, you will receive a Warn & Inform letter from school. This gives advice and guidance on PCR tests and self-isolation.

If your child has any of the 3 main symptoms (persistent cough, high temperature, loss of taste/smell) they must not attend school and should get a PCR test (call 01874 44251 Please note, this is a new number). They should not return to school until the test result has come through. Tests can also be booked through the Powys Teaching Health Board website at

If your child has other symptoms (runny nose, sore throat, flu-like symptoms) you can still request a PCR test and your child can attend school whilst waiting for the result.

Your co-operation in this is greatly appreciated. If your child receives a positive PCR test, please contact the school to inform us.

If you are unsure, please contact the school.

Primary School Admissions – The Primary School Admission Round for learners born between 01/09/2017 – 31/08/2018 is now open.  Parents/Carers need to complete an online application at Applications need to be made by the deadline of Friday 7 January 2022.

If a parent / carer is unable to apply online they can contact

Previous newsletters:

Wednesday 22nd December

Friday 3rd December

Friday 19th November

Friday 12th November

Friday 5th November

Friday 22nd October

Friday 8th October

Friday 24th September

Friday 10th September