Information regarding Powys County Council’s ongoing arrangements are available at
or through their Facebook and Twitter accounts –
www.facebook.com/PowysEducation and www.twitter.com/powyseducation
We wish you all well and are delighted to be welcoming in to school for the autumn term which begins on 3rd September 2020.
Looking After Yourself
Pupils can access online resources through Hwb.
Please follow the link below. The bulletin contains information that you may find very useful.
Healthy Schools Bulletin on Antimicrobial Awareness
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 September 2020 is £2.30 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
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)
The safety of our pupils is very important to us, including their safety when using the internet. Please see the following document for our e-safety rules.
You may also find the following information useful –Parentandcarersguidetothepotentialimpactoftheinternetontheirchildrenswell-beingEN.docx
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.
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:
The application window for pupils wishing to join us in September 2021 will open on Monday 5th October 2020 and close on Friday 8 January 2021.
If you would like to arrange a visit or if you require more information please contact us on 01544 370207 or by email to email@example.com
We are very proud that our school has been recognised for “sustained excellence in their teaching”. The recent Estyn publication ‘Improving Teaching’ includes a case study of Gladestry C-in-W School (pages 82-84).
We have a copy in school but it is also available on-line at https://www.estyn.gov.wales/sites/default/files/documents/Improving%20teaching.pdf
Term dates for Year 2020 – 2021
Autumn Term 2020
Thursday 3rd September 2020 to Friday 16th October 2020
Half-Term: Monday 19th October 2020 to Friday 30th October 2020 (2 weeks)
Monday 2nd November 2020 to Friday 18th December 2020
Spring Term 2021
Tuesday 5th January 2021 to Friday 12th February 2021
Half-Term: Monday 15th February 2021 to Friday 19th February 2021
Monday 22nd February 2021 to Friday 26th March 2021
Summer Term 2021
Tuesday 13th April 2021 to Friday 28th May 2021
Half-Term: Monday 31st May 2021 to Friday 4th June 2021
Monday 7th June 2021 to Friday 16th July 2021
|Non-Pupil Days 20/21
Tuesday 1st September 2020
Wednesday 2nd September 2020
Monday 21st December 2020
Tuesday 22nd December 2020
Monday 4th January 2021
Monday 12th April 2021
|Useful Dates 20/21
Good Friday: Friday 2nd April 2021
Easter Monday: Monday 5th April 2021
May Day Bank Holiday: Monday 3rd May 2021
Spring Bank Holiday: Monday 31st May 2021
Royal Welsh Show: Mon 19th – Thurs 22nd July 2021
ParentPay is the cashless system through which school meals may be paid for and can also be used by parents to pay other amounts such as contributions towards swimming transport, school trips, etc. Details will be sent out from school when relevant.
It is much appreciated if parents who use this system keep their accounts up to date.
How to guides are posted here:
CASHLESS_Frequently Asked Questions
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.