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 will discuss class arrangements and an induction programme with parents before their child starts 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:
The application window for pupils wishing to join us in September 2022 will open on Monday 4th October 2021 and close on Friday 7th January 2022.
If you would like to arrange a visit or if you require more information please contact us on 01544 370207 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Primary Menu April 2021- Oct 2021
Primary Menu Nov 2020-March 2021
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 2021 is £2.35 per meal. Payments are made using the ParentPay system see the separate page for details. Please ask us at school for your initial password to activate a ParentPay account and please remember to keep your account in credit to pay for meals eaten.
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
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:
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 if preferred. You may find the suggestions in the following link helpful – Healthy Lunchboxes Leaflet (Welsh Government)
In the event of individuals, groups, a class or the whole School being unable to attend
school we have a Blended Learning plan in place. Information has been sent to parents but please contact the school if you need more information.
Pupils can access online resources using their Hwb log on details at https://hwb.gov.wales/
There are many other home learning opportunities and activity packs available on the internet but please remember internet safety.
Suggestions for activities have been posted on our facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/GladestryCinW/
You may also find the following examples useful –
Welsh for Parents
A new website, Welsh4parents has been launched to provide resources and general support for parents.
In Gladestry School we are doing all that we can to keep pupils and staff safe.
Please follow these links to see the most recent information we have received from Powys County Council and the Welsh Government –
Powys Press Release – Return to schools for foundation phase learners
Powys CC_20210211 LETTER Return to school – foundation phase learners
Powys Update 2021 January 29th
Information regarding Powys County Council’s ongoing arrangements is available at
or through their Facebook and Twitter accounts –
www.facebook.com/PowysEducation and www.twitter.com/powyseducation
More information is also available by following these links –
Looking After Yourself
Please follow the link below. The bulletin contains information that you may find very useful.
Healthy Schools Bulletin on Antimicrobial Awareness
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