Message from PTA

We have had a really successful year as a PTA with lots of events and fun activities which the children have enjoyed. These events would not have been possible without the continued support we have received. Here is a list of things we have spent this year as a result of your generous contributions:

  • Christmas visit from Santa with a selection box for each child.
  • Easter bunny visit with Easter eggs for each child.
  • Year 6 leavers’ party.
  • Year 6 corsages for leavers’ party.
  • Year 6 leavers’ photos.
  • 3 x gazebos used for sports day and other events.
  • £480 donation towards school trips.
  • £350 on Bush craft and orienteering activities.
  • £250 on a climbing wall.
  • Tip tops provided for children on hot summer days.

We would like to thank you as always for your continued support and wish you all a fantastic and well rested summer break. We are looking forward to another successful year of events and activities for our children to enjoy.

Kind regards,

PTA Committee

After School Clubs

All clubs led by teachers will not be going ahead this week. They include:

  • Code Club (Friday)
  • Netball (Thursday)
  • Homework Club (Thursday)

Clubs led by outside agencies will be going ahead. They include:

  • Performing Arts – Creazione (Thursday)
  • Football – CCFC Primary Stars (Thursday*)

*Please note football is on Thursday, not the usual Friday.

Thank you

It has been another fantastic year for the children at Bedwas Junior School. Mr. Cook and I would like to thank the parents and the wider community for supporting the school over the past year and helping the pupils to continue to be well behaved, polite and hardworking; it has been greatly appreciated.  We wish the very best for the Year 6 pupils who are moving on to secondary school.  They have acted as role models for everyone in school and should feel very proud of all their achievements.  Thank you also to the teaching and support staff.  Their ongoing commitment to their respective roles ensures that they have played a major role in the success of the school.

Most of all, however, we would like to thank the children across the school for their continued positive attitude to their learning and their overall contribution to the school. It is an absolute pleasure and a privilege to be part of Bedwas Junior School.

Have a wonderful Summer break and stay safe. We look forward to welcoming all children back to school on Tuesday 3rd September.

Thank you to the PTA

As a school we would like to thank the PTA for their continued hard work this year as they have continued to raise funds and pay for treats for the children. A special thank you and goodbye goes to Mrs Thornton for her continued hard work on the PTA. Mrs Thornton has played an active role on our PTA for the past 10 years, where she has worked tirelessly to organise events to raise funds for the children in our school. We are greatly appreciative for everything Mrs Thornton has done for our school and she will be greatly missed.

Outstanding School Dinner Money

Caerphilly County Borough Council have contacted all schools in Caerphilly requesting that any outstanding dinner money is paid either today or tomorrow. Please contact the school office if you are unsure if any money is due.

Lost Property

We currently have a large number of items of clothing in lost property. These include jumpers, cardigans, polo shirts, PE kits, coats, lunch boxes, water bottles, trainers and rugby boots. Unfortunately, none of the items have names on them so we are unable to return them to the correct owners. Please feel free to come into the school to see if you recognise any of the items. The lost property is laid out on the stage in the school hall and will be available for you to view at the start and end of each school day until the end of term. Any clothing left after the end of this school year will be donated to a local charity shop.

Staffing for next year


Class Name Year Group Teacher
Yellow 3 Ms. K. Storey


Green 3/4 Mr. R. Dimeck


Orange 4 Mrs K. Beeby


Purple 5 Mr. C. Lloyd


Blue 5/6 Miss V. Bodenham (Mon & Tues)

Miss K. Hillier (Wed – Fri)


Red 6 Mr. A. Ankin


In September, we will be welcoming Mrs Beeby who will be teaching the year 4 pupils in Orange Class. Mrs Beeby has worked in our school for the past term and is already a familiar face with the children and parents.

Unfortunately, we will be saying goodbye to Year 3 class teacher, Miss Pugh. Miss Pugh will be leaving us as she has secured a teaching positing in Dubai. Miss Pugh has made a significant contribution to the school over the last three years and we wish her the very best for the future.

Diary Dates


Wednesday 17th July PTA Hawaiian Disco – 4pm-5:30pm
Thursday 18th July PTA Climbing Wall – Children to wear PE kits and trainers to school
Friday 19th July Last day of school for pupils
Monday 22nd July INSET Day 5 – School closed to pupils
23rd July – 30th August: Summer Holidays
Monday 2nd September INSET Day 1 – School closed to pupils
Tuesday 3rd September Children return to school

Sports Day 2019

Thank you to Mr Lloyd for arranging yet another successful sports day this year. The day was a huge success and thank you to all parents and carers who supported the event. Also, a big thank you to the PTA for providing refreshments.

Coffee Morning: Wednesday 10th July

Tomorrow morning, the school will be hosting an informal coffee morning where parents of children currently in years 4, 5 and 6 are invited into school. The aim of this is to allow parents time to meet and have a chat with Mr Stephen Diehl, the new Headteacher of Bedwas High School. Hot drinks and a selection of refreshments will be provided on the morning.

The event will take place between 10:30am and 11:30am in the school hall. When parents arrive, they will be able to collect children from their classrooms to join them for the morning. We would be very grateful if you could indicate to the school office if you intend to come along, as this will help us plan and make necessary arrangements.


Fitness Afternoon – Thursday 11th July

The PTA have organised a sponsored fitness afternoon on Thursday 11th July. This will involve children taking part in Zumba and circuit sessions to promote healthy lifestyles in addition to raising funds for the school. The sessions will be lead by Creazione. The PTA will provide fruit and drinks for all children during the event. Children are asked to obtain sponsorship in preparation for the fitness afternoon. All funds raised will be put towards organising fun events for the children. Please return any sponsorship money to school by Monday 15th July.

Freezie-Friday: 12th July

In order to raise some money to contribute to the cost of their class trip, Red Class will be selling ice-lollies after school on Friday this week. The stall will be located on the school yard. The cost of the lollipops will be 70p each.

PTA Coin Trail: Monday 15th July

The coin trail was a great success last year; we therefore ask that any spare coppers are donated for the event. Glass jars will be made available in each classroom for the children to try to fill. The class with the longest trail on the day will be declared the winners and be awarded a treat!

Swimming Gala: Tuesday 16th July

Our annual swimming gala will be taking place in Bedwas Swimming Pool on Wednesday 16th July from 12:30pm. Those children who have been selected will be informed tomorrow. Parents/carers are welcome to join us for this event.

PTA Hawaiian Disco: Wednesday 17th July

The PTA will be holding their final disco of the year on Wednesday 17th July. The disco will be held between 4:00pm – 5:30pm.  Children are encouraged to wear clothes along the theme of Hawaii or another type of fancy dress (dressing up is optional).  The cost of the disco will be £3 per child, which will also include a hotdog and a drink.  Please encourage your child to attend – it will be a great way to celebrate the end of the school year!

PTA Climbing Wall: Thursday 18th July

As an end of year treat, the PTA have arranged for a climbing wall activity day on Thursday 18th July. All children will have the opportunity to take part. We ask that children wear their PE kits and trainers to school to take part in this activity.

Diary Dates


8th July (throughout week) SRE lessons taught in classes
Wednesday 10th July Coffee Morning with Headteacher of Bedwas High (Years 4, 5 and 6)
Thursday 11th July PTA Fitness Afternoon
Monday 15th July PTA Coin Trail
Monday 15th July Year 6 Leavers’ Assembly – 1pm
Tuesday 16th July Swimming Gala at Bedwas Swimming Pool – 12:30pm
Wednesday 17th July Blue & Red Class school trip to Trecco Bay, Porthcawl
Wednesday 17th July PTA Hawaiian Disco – 4pm-5:30pm
Thursday 18th July PTA Climbing Frame
Friday 19th July Last day of school for pupils
Monday 22nd July INSET Day 5 – School closed to pupils
23rd July – 30th August: Summer Holidays
Monday 2nd September INSET Day 1 – School closed to pupils
Tuesday 3rd September Children return to school