Free School Meals (& clothing grants)
If you are on low income, your child may be eligible for help towards school meals. Please follow the link to the Powys website where you can complete a form online.
School meals and clothing grants – Powys County Council
School Dinners Menu (PCC link) – April 2022 – July 2022
School dinner menu PDF
School meals cost £2.35 each day (Apr 2022).
All school dinners are paid for through Parent Pay. Please read below for information on this 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)
PUPIL DEPRIVATION GRANT (PDG) Statement
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.
A proportion of all school visits and trips and access to music lessons is covered for all eligible pupils and the remainder provides in-class support for these pupils.
Each year the Governors present a report to you, the parents, to give a summary of important information relating to the school’s performance for the last school year, ending July 2021.
View report, published November 2021
Continuity of Education – Distance Learning Plan
This will be implemented in the event of school being closed to a whole class/bubble doe to self-isolation guidelines.
Operation Encompass is a project that will run jointly between schools and Dyfed-Powys Police. It is a county-wide initiative across all schools in Powys.
Operation Encompass is the reporting to schools, prior to the start of the next school day, when a child or young person has been exposed to, or involved in, any domestic incident.
To find out about the current statutory tests for Years 2 to 9 and the new personalised assessments, please follow the links below:
National Tests – Information for parents
Personalised Assessments – FAQ
Following our Estyn inspection and our Church in Wales (section 50) inspection, both reports have now been published and are available to view using the links below.
The Estyn inspection report is also available on the Estyn website.
Forden_C_I_W__School Estyn Inspection Report