School Attendance

We want our pupils to get the best education, and the building blocks for this begin with pupils coming to school each and every day. If children miss school regularly, they miss out on learning the fundamental skills that will set them up for success in the later years of school.

Our approach to ensuring regular school attendance is based on the Powys Traffic Lights attendance Scheme.

A copy of the leaflet given to all parents can be downloaded here. Attendance leaflet.

School Dinners & Parent Pay

School Dinners Menu Spring & Summer 2017

School meals are £2.25 each day.

Please pay in advance for meals upto 13th July 2017. Money to be put in ‘Cinio’ box in library. (Cheques payable to PCC).

From 14th July Forden School will be cashless for school dinners. Please read below for information on this new system:

Frequently asked questions

How to add & use a Parent Account

How to add a child to your Parent Pay account

How to pay for items / meals

How to set up text / email alerts

Powys Privacy Notice (Forden School)


Literacy and Numeracy Framework

The National Literacy and Numeracy Framework sets the skills we expect learners to develop within Literacy and Numeracy. These skills are practised throughout the curriculum.

The links below detail the expectation statements for each year group within each strand.




Numeracy across the curriculum


Pupil Deprivation Grant



The PDG is a grant to schools from the Welsh Government targeted at those pupils eligible for free school meals. We use the grant to provide opportunities for these children that they otherwise might not have available to them. It is also used to help these children to achieve their full potential.