Forden School 2nd february 2024


Congratulations to Seth K, Charlie, Reuben and Amelia F for completing a level on Lexia.

Criw Cymraeg

Heddiw, mae siaradwyr yr wythnos yn dosbarth Bedwen ydy Amelia, yn Collen ydy John ac yn dosbarth Ysgawen ydy Fletcher. Da iawn pawb.

Parent Forum

The next Parent Forum will be held on Monday 26th February at 2:30pm in the Community Centre. If there is anything you wish to discuss at this forum, please speak to Mrs Fowler. Thank you

Fundraising concert with Newtown Silver Band

We will be holding a joint concert with Newtown Silver Band

All pupils have been busy practicing singing and playing musical instruments and would like to show you their talents when they perform during the concert.

The concert starts at 3pm and we aim to be finished around 4pm.

Tickets are £10 for the first adult and will be discounted to £5 for subsequent adults with links to school (parents, relatives, etc.)

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

Saturday Fundraising concert with Newtown Silver Band (see above)

Next week: 5th-9th Feb 2024

  • Monday Year 6 visit to WHS (High School performance of Mary Poppins)
  • Wednesday 3:15-3:30pm Open School - come in and see your child's work
  • Wednesday 3:15-3:30pm Uniform swap in library
  • Thursday Bedwen outdoor learning session (please bring wellies & coat)
  • Friday am Collen outdoor learning session (please bring wellies & coat)
  • Friday pm Collen & Ysgawen Running Club / Gardening

Monday 12th - Friday 16th February Half term holiday

Future dates:

Mon 19th February Year 6 transition visit to WHS (please bring trainers and packed lunch)

Wed 21st / Fri 23rd February Year 6 Cycle Awareness Training (2 groups)

Thu 22nd February Years 3-6 area cross country competition

Mon 26th Feb 2:30pm Parent Forum in Community Centre

Wed 6th March Whole school visit to Theatr Hafren (The Whispering Woods)

Thu 7th March World Book Day (details to follow)

Thu 14th March Years 3-6 area swimming gala

Tue 19th March School Eisteddfod

Monday 25th March - Friday 5th April Easter Holidays

Mon 13th - Wed 15th May Condover residential visit (pupils from Ysgawen)

Community Notices

Citizens Advice Powys Drop-In Sessions

At Citizens Advice Powys, we want everyone to be able to access our services, so we are bringing them out into the community by setting up new in person drop-in sessions across a range of locations.

If you live in Powys, please help us decide where the sessions are needed around the county by filling in this short survey. Thank you

Schools Family Liaison Officer

The Schools Essentials Grant applications

If your child/children are entitled to Free School Meals then they are eligible for the Schools Essentials Grant. All Looked After Children, whether they receive free school meals or not are also eligible for this grant.

You can only claim for this grant ONCE A YEAR per eligible child, and the year runs from July to June. If you have already applied for this grant between July 2023 and now, please do not apply again until the next round starts in July 2024.

Grants awarded are £125 per eligible learner. (Pupils entering Year 7 in September 2024 will be awarded £200 per eligible learner.)

Please click on the link below to access the Powys website and School Essentials Grant information and online applications.