Lunch Menus & School Meal Information

Menus:

Primary Lunch Menu _ Jan 2019

Primary lunch menu_Summer 2019

Meals are brought in daily and are enjoyed by the children. Vegetarians are catered for (please follow the links above to see the menus). The cost from 1st April 2019 is £2.45 per meal. Payments are made using the ParentPay system, see https://www.parentpay.com/ for details. Please ask us at school for your initial password to activate a ParentPay account.

If you are on a low income, you can get help with the cost of school meals. More information and application forms are available at   https://en.powys.gov.uk/article/3758/Free-school-meals-and-help-with-school-clothing  or by telephone on 01597 827462. If you register for free school meals, even if your child decides never to have a school lunch, you could help our school and other schools in Powys to benefit from funding because you have registered.To register is easy and confidential, you don’t have to tell the school.

The Welsh Government have introduced an annualised net earned income threshold for Universal Credit claimants who wish to claim free school meals for their children. Please see Information leaflet for more details: FSM in Wales – Information for Schools

Children can bring packed lunches if preferred. You may find the suggestions in the following link helpful – Healthy Lunchboxes Leaflet (Welsh Government)

 

 

Eco-Schools Green Flag: 3rd Platinum Renewal Success

Well done to all pupils and staff, Gladestry’s 3rd Platinum Renewal of the Eco Schools Green Flag has been successful. Here are some of the officer’s comments –

……………………. “What a joy it was for me to read all about what you have been doing and the fantastic work that you did linked to the RSPB birdwatch. I absolutely love how you always give 100% to your projects and fully research and explore what you are focussing on. It is really great that the target has led to more people bird watching and feeding the birds at home and I really hope that your results this year show an increase in bird species.

It would be interesting to know if the litter in Gladestry is increasing or decreasing (I remember that you found several years ago that litter in the layby attracted more litter in the layby). It is also great if you are getting the community more involved as well.

I have mentioned to a couple of schools recently that you would be an inspirational school for them to visit to help develop their own Eco-Schools programme so I am really pleased that you are keen to mentor other schools.” ………………………………….

Admission Information

Children start school at the beginning of the Autumn Term following their 4th birthday. We are aware that starting school can be an exciting time for children and parents so to help new arrivals settle in as smoothly as possible we invite all new parents to an initial meeting at which class arrangements and an induction programme are outlined. Close links are nurtured with Gladestry Playgroup, New Radnor 3yr old setting and the local community. Prospective parents and pupils are encouraged to visit the school.

As a school we try to ensure that the needs of every child admitted are met. All pupils regardless of ability or disability participate in all aspects of school life. Our accessibility plan is regularly reviewed by Governors.

 

All applications for admission to Gladestry School are dealt with by Powys County Council. Details of their admissions process and an application form are available at:

http://www.powys.gov.uk/en/schools-students/apply-for-a-school-place/

Applications for pupils wishing to join us in September 2019 close on 11th January 2019.

We would be delighted to show you and your child around our school and if you would like to arrange a visit please contact us on 01544 370207.

Cashless System / Parent Pay

The new cashless system to purchase school meals will ‘Go Live’ on Friday 7th July. Information has been sent home to parents with their children.

How to guides are posted here:

CASHLESS_Adding-and-using-Parent-Account-credit

CASHLESS_Frequently Asked Questions

CASHLESS_How-to-pay-for-items

CASHLESS_How-to-set-up-email-and-text-alerts

CASHLESS_Letter Go Live – Gladestry

CASHLESS_How-to-add-a-child-to-your-account

Emergency School Closure

Please note that if the school is to be closed for any reason, such as severe weather, utilities failure, etc., parents will be notified by telephone via the cascade system that we have in place. A notice should also appear on the Powys County Council website: www.powys.gov.uk. If you wish to know who will contact you please ask your child’s teacher or the school secretary.