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Newsletter 26th January 2021

Schools Reopening

We have not yet received any official communication from the Welsh Government, however, the latest news is, ‘Unless the rates of community transmission in Wales reduce significantly by 29 January, most students in schools and colleges will continue working remotely until the February half term.’ As soon as we receive any further information, we will share it with you.


Distance Learning

We recognise that many parents/carers are managing the difficult task of balancing work and other responsibilities with the delivery of home learning. We appreciate this is extremely difficult, especially at this time of the year, with any novelty that accompanied the first lockdown for the children a distant memory and opportunities for time outside the home limited. Well done everyone! Please remember to balance your own and your child’s wellbeing with distance learning expectations – Be kind to yourself. If we can assist you in any way, please get in touch with your child’s class teacher or myself.


We have been impressed by the children’s engagement with the remote education provided so far – this is being assessed weekly, on the basis of work completed, and 82% of pupils were engaging well or very well during the week January 18-22nd. Staff have also been contacting families to identify if there is any support necessary to increase participation.


A programme of remote education is of no value without access to it! We have been working hard to ensure that disadvantaged children have access to a school device to undertake learning at home. If this is an area of concern for you, please contact the school office.


We are immensely grateful for the many messages of thanks to staff for their efforts in providing a clear programmes of learning supported by Zoom Check-ins, pre-prepared learning resources and individual feedback for work submitted. We believe that a focus on pre-recorded materials best suits the varied circumstances of parents, enabling time-shifted learning to suit your own schedules at home. However, our provision will be kept under review, and will develop further as necessary.


Nursery Places

Places are open to children aged three before August 31, 2021. Applications can be made by visiting: Alternatively, paper applications are available by emailing The closing date for applications is February 19, 2021. Please share the banner below and our virtual School Visit with any prospective parents.


Critical Workers

We would like to thank our many Critical Workers for their efforts during the current crisis, the children of whom are being looked after onsite when required by our dedicated staff team. We would, in addition, especially like to thank our NHS workers, who put their health on the line on a daily basis



Please see below the totals raised from the recent fundraising. Thank you everyone who supported these events, your support and generosity is tremendous. We have already purchased new PE equipment, and cannot wait to have the children back in school to use it.

  • Sponsored Fun Run raised - £3,739.62 (10% shared with Children in Need) Final total - £3,365.65
  • Christmas Hamper Raffle raised - £562.00
  • School Calendar raised - £1,005.00
  • School Christmas Jumper Day - £162.36
  • PTFA Christmas Jumper Day - £192.50


As always, thank you for your amazing support. Please get in touch if we can help you in any way. Kind regards,


Fay Green,

Acting Headteacher.