From Friday March 27th onwards Presteigne Primary School is the designated Emergency Childcare Hub school for the Presteigne Cluster (Knighton, Presteigne Primary, John Beddoes Campus, Radnor Valley and Gladestry) opening 7 days a week from 8am to 6pm and throughout the Easter holidays for pupils whose parents are classed as key workers and for pupils from vulnerable families. Guidance states that ‘If it is at all possible for children to be at home, then they should be.’
Details are available online at –
https://gov.wales/written-statement-eligibility-ongoing-provision-children-who-are-vulnerable-or-whose-parents-are critical to the Covid-19 response
Distance learning packs have been sent home with pupils. They can also access online resources through Hwb – https://hwb.gov.wales
Distance learning packs have been sent home with pupils and they can access online resources through Hwb – https://hwb.gov.wales/
Information regarding Powys County Council’s ongoing arrangements are available at
https://en.powys.gov.uk/coronavirus and https://en.powys.gov.uk/emergencyhubs
Further information will be posted on this website when available.
We wish you all well and look forward to welcoming you all back to school as soon as possible.
Looking After Yourself
Please follow the link below. The bulletin contains information that you may find very useful.
Healthy Schools Bulletin on Antimicrobial Awareness
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. 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 2020 close on 10th January 2020.
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.
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
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.