Forden School 27th october 2023

Welshpool Foodbank

Thank you for all your donations. These will be delivered to Welshpool Foodbank over half term.

Christmas Fayre

Thank you to all parents who have helped to organise the Christmas Fayre. We are asking for donations for the bottle stall and raffle. If you are able to help on the bottle stall, please see Mia's mum.

Mrs Daffin has organised a second hand Christmas-themed stall and is looking for donations of useable items - wrapping paper, cards, Christmas jumpers, books, table decorations, etc.

We are also looking for volunteers to run the refreshments at the fayre. Please see Mrs Fowler.


Congratulations to Evelyn T, Sean, Letti, Evelyn G, Mia, Rhys, Eloise and Gracie for completing a level on Lexia. Da iawn.

Criw Cymraeg

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

Parent Forum

The next Parent Forum will be held on Monday 13th November, 2:30-3:15pm. Items to discuss will include teaching International Languages (IL), Governors' report to parents and the Christmas Fayre. All parents/carers are welcome.

Parent Pay

Please ensure all payments are completed on Parent Pay. If there are outstanding amounts for school dinners, this debt will be followed up by Powys Catering Service.

Visit to Dolforwyn Castle

Pupils in Ysgawen will be visiting Dolforwyn Castle on Tuesday 7th November as part of their work on Welsh princes. We will leave school at 9:00am and be back in time for lunch. All pupils must bring a coat and waterproof wellies/boots. They will also need a change of trousers / leggings and socks.

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

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

Week following half term: 6th-10th October

  • Tuesday Ysgawen visit to Dolforwyn Castle
  • Tuesday Bedwen outdoor learning session (Please bring coat and wellies)
  • Wednesday 3:15-3:30 Open School - come in and see your child's work
  • Wednesday 3:15-3:30 Uniform swap in school library
  • Thursday Collen swimming (2/6)
  • Friday Collen outdoor learning session (Please bring coat and wellies)
  • Friday Running club at lunchtime (weather permitting)

Monday 13th November 2:30-3:15pm Parent Forum

Thursday 23rd November Christmas Fayre 6-8pm

Friday 1st December Bring and Buy sale

Thursday 7th December Christmas dinner

Thursday 14th December Whole school Christmas play (1:30pm & 6pm)

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

Thursday 21st December Christmas parties / last day of term

Friday 22nd December - Monday 8th January Christmas Holidays

Tuesday 9th January 2024 Return to school