Meals are brought in daily and are enjoyed by the children. Vegetarians are catered for. The cost is £2.30 per meal (Sept.’18) and are paid for using the Parent Pay system, see https://www.parentpay.com/ for details. 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 http://www.powys.gov.uk/en/schools-students/free-school-meals-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.
Children can bring packed lunches (healthy food please) if preferred.
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
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:
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.
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.
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.