Forden School 26th january 2024


Congratulations to Sean, Neive, Leigh, Aadhila and Steve for completing a level on Lexia. Well done to Demi who has completed the final level on the Lexia program. Da iawn.

Criw Cymraeg

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

Fundraising concert with Newtown Silver Band

We will be holding a joint concert with Newtown Silver Band

This is a great opportunity for our children to see live music and to showcase the music we are have been learning this term at school. 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.

Year 5 and 6 have been playing the p-buzz, a plastic wind instrument, similar to the trombone. They could now begin to learn a brass instrument and Newtown Silver Band will show them what they could achieve. Year 3 and 4 will be learning how to play these instruments after half term. The band offer free instruments and tuition in Newtown, which you can find out about at the concert.

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

Pupils in all classes are practising to take part in this concert. Please let school know by Monday if your child will be taking part.

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

Tickets can also be reserved through the link below.

Safeguarding within our Community

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

If you have concerns or suspicions concerning a child, contact Powys safeguarding team 24 hours/day, 365 days/year by email or through their online reporting form (Click for link).

You can also call them on 01597 827666 (Mon-Thu 8:45am-4:45pm and Fri 8:45am-4:15pm). For out of hours, please call 0345 054 4847

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.

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: 29th Jan -2 Feb 2024

  • Tuesday Music workshop with Sinfonia Cymru - Ysgawen
  • 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 Year 6 resilience/transition workshop
  • Friday am Bedwen & Collen outdoor learning session (please bring wellies and coat)
  • Friday pm Collen & Ysgawen Running Club / Gardening

Future dates:

Saturday 3rd February Fundraising concert with Newtown Silver Band (see above)

Monday 5th February Year 6 visit to WHS (Mary Poppins performance)

Monday 12th - Friday 16th February Half term holiday

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

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

Wed 6th March Whole school visit to Theatr Hafren

Wed 13th or Thu 14th March Years 3-6 area swimming gala

Tuesday 19th March School Eisteddfod

Monday 25th March - Friday 5th April Easter Holidays

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