Forden School News 29th september 2023

Parent Forum

The next Parent Forum will be on Monday 2nd October 2:30-3:15pm. Items to be discussed: possible Hallowe'en Event, Christmas Fayre, School Reports, Trips & Visits. If there is anything else you would like to discuss, please let Mrs Fowler know. Everyone is welcome.

Parent/Teacher meeting

There is an opportunity for parents/carers to meet with their child's teacher to discuss how they have settled in at the start of this school year.

Miss Morris (Bedwen - Rec, Year 1 & Year 2) and Mrs Haine (Collen - Year 3 & Year 4) will be available on Tuesday 10th October.

Mrs Fowler (Ysgawen - Year 5 & Year 6) will be available on Tuesday 10th and Wednesday 11th October.

Please follow the link to the bookings page below.

To make a booking, please select the date, the teacher you wish to meet and then the time.

Welshpool High School Open Evening

All pupils (and parents) in Year 5 and Year 6 are warmly invited to Welshpool High School next Thursday (6-8pm).

Parents of pupils in Year 6 will need to apply online for a place at secondary school in September 2024. The closing date for admissions is Friday, 10 November 2023.


If you have any safeguarding concerns, no matter how big or small, please report it. Safeguarding is everyone's resposibility.

The designated safeguarding lead in school is Mrs Fowler, the deputy safeguarding lead is Mrs Haine and our governor responsible for safeguarding is Sean McLaughlin.

Menu Change

Please note a change of menu next Monday. The main meal will now be chicken burger (not beef burger).

Criw Cymraeg

Heddiw, mae siaradwyr yr wythnos yn dosbarth Bedwen ydy Neive, yn Collen ydy Ethan ac yn dosbarth Ysgawen ydy Jake. Da iawn pawb.


Congratulations to Seth P, Corey, Sancia, Seth K and Joslin for completing a level on Lexia. Da iawn.

Governor Vacancies

We have two vacancies on our governing body for Community Governors. These can be any member of the community and do not need to have a connection to the school. If you know of someone in Forden who has the skills or experience required to contribute to the effective governance and success of the school, and would like this opportunity to help direct the strategic direction of the school, please contact Mrs Fowler.


Dates for your diary

Next week 2nd - 6th October

Please return any outstanding photograph order forms.

  • Monday - Parent Forum, 2:30pm in Community Centre
  • Tuesday - Ysgawen outdoor learning session (Please bring coat and wellies)
  • Wednesday 3:15-3:30 - Uniform swap in school library
  • Wednesday 3:15-3:30 - Open School, come in and see your child's work
  • Thursday - Ysgawen swimming (4/6 sessions)
  • Thursday - Welshpool HS Open Evening 6-8pm
  • Friday - Collen outdoor learning session (Please bring coat and wellies)
  • Friday - Running club at lunchtime (weather permitting)

Tuesday 10th October 9:30am School Harvest Service in St Michael's Church

Tuesday 10th October Parent/Teacher meetings (all classes)

Wednesday 11th October Parent/Teacher meetings (Ysgawen only)

Wednesday 18th October Football & Netball tournament

Tuesday 24th October Ysgawen visit to Dolforwyn Castle

Monday 30th Oct - Friday 3rd Nov Half term Holiday

Wednesday 20th Dec Whole school visit to Theatre Severn - pantomime

Friday 22nd December - Monday 8th January Christmas Holidays

Tuesday 9th January 2024 Return to school