School Meals – Price Increase and Arrears

A reminder that the price of primary school meals will rise to £2.10 on Monday 1st April.

Please can we remind you that all dinner money should be sent into school on a Monday morning for the week ahead. All money should be in a clearly labelled envelope with your child’s name and correct amount enclosed.

Caerphilly County Borough Council Policy:-

Please note that School Dinners should be paid for before they are taken.

In accordance with the Council’s policy, MEALS WILL BE STOPPED once the total amount of debt exceeds two weeks and you will need to collect your child at lunchtime or send in a packed lunch. If your circumstances have changed and you feel that you may be eligible for free school meals, please contact the school office for an application form or apply at



‘Big Pedal’ 25th March – 5th April

As part of our ‘Active Journeys’ programme, we have decided to take part in the ‘Sustrans Big Pedal’ initiative again this year. This encourages the children to actively travel to school either by walking, cycling or scooting. Over the next two weeks we will counting how many walks, cycles and scoots each class achieves and comparing them to other schools taking part in the area. We hope all children will participate where possible and support their classes.

PTA Easter Raffle

Raffle tickets were sent home with the children last week and unfortunately they stated Summer Fair and not Easter Raffle. Could you please help us by selling these, at the cost of £1.00 per sheet? Please write your name and number on each individual ticket. Tickets and money to be returned by Monday 8th April. The raffle will be drawn in school on the 12th April.  Thank you for your ongoing support.

National Tests 2019

This year, the Welsh Government have changed how some tests are administered. The Numeracy Procedural Test is now an online, personalised test and schools can administer these at different times of the year. We have decided to administer this test for all pupils over the next two weeks. The Numeracy Reasoning Test and Reading Test will still take place during the stated testing period in May.

Deputy Headteacher

Unfortunately, Mrs Richards will be leaving us earlier than planned to take up a headship position in Newport. She will be finishing at Easter and we are currently discussing options with governors to cover the deputy headteacher’s role in the interim before Miss Bodenham returns in July.

Diary Dates


15th – 27th April Easter Holidays
6th May May Bank Holiday
7th-14th May National Tests
27th-31st May Half-Term Holiday
22nd July INSET Day 5 – School closed to pupils
23rd July – 30th August Summer Holidays