National Tests

Children at Bedwas will be taking the National Tests next week, starting with the reading test on Wednesday 8th May. Children will also be taking the reasoning test either on Thursday 9th May, for upper key stage 2, or Friday 10th May, for lower key stage 2.

Peripatetic Music Lessons

Please note an updated timetable for Music lessons in the school:

-Violin lessons are now on Mondays.

-Guitar and Brass lessons are now on Tuesdays.

-Cello lessons are now on Wednesdays.

-Woodwind lessons are now on Thursdays.

-Recorder lessons are now on Fridays.

Payment for the Summer Term is now due at a cost of £25.00 for the term. Please make any cheques payable to Bedwas Junior School and write your child’s name and class on the back of the cheque and on the envelope.

Diary Dates


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




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.