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 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:

https://en.powys.gov.uk/article/1158/Applying-for-a-School-Place

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 office@gladestry.powys.sch.uk

Newsletters / Cylchlythyrau

Please click on the link below to view our latest newsletters.

Information sent out by Powys County Council is available on the separate Coronavirus (Covid-19) page.

Newsletter – May 2021

Newsletter – April 2021

Newsletter 26.3.21

Newsletter 10th February 2021

Newsletter January 2021

2020 Nov. 19th Newsletter

2020 October 15th – Newsletter

2020 Oct_newsletter

2020sept22_note to parents

2020 Sept_newsletter

 

Lunch Menus & School Meal Information

Menus:

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

https://en.powys.gov.uk/article/3758/School-meals-and-clothing-grants

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:

https://gov.wales/sites/default/files/publications/2019-04/free-school-meals-in-wales-information-for-parents-and-guardians.pdf

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)

 

 

Home Learning / Blended Learning

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 –

https://www.hafancymru.co.uk/about-us/parent-activity-packs-covid-19-support/

https://www.urdd.cymru/en/youth-work/criw/criw-cynradd/gweithlenni-i-ddysgwyr/

Welsh for Parents

A new website, Welsh4parents has been launched to provide resources and general support for parents.

 

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

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

WG_Face Coverings_24.11.20

 

Information regarding Powys County Council’s ongoing arrangements is available at
https://en.powys.gov.uk/coronavirus

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

https://gov.wales/education-coronavirus