Author: JayneH



Virtual book fair on the 24th January at 7pm


Hello, everyone, my name is Kate Beckett, my son Jayden attends Ysgol Cedewain.

I am arranging a Virtual book fair with the help from Jayne. I am a team leader for Usborne books at home, they are one of the leading independent children’s book publishers helping to create books for all ages.


 Please try to visit the page below on Facebook and support such a great cause.


Every order you make on the night, Ysgol Cedewain will receive a percentage which will be given in free books!


I would also like to contribute my commission to cover all of your postage costs so it will be free postage for everyone on any orders that night. 

Lets get together, have some fun,  a chat and help this fantastic school to receive some free amazing books for all pupils x

Please see the link below to join the group




Schools Update – Friday 8 January

Press release

Dear Parents,

Please see below a press release from Powys County Council:-

Schools Update – Friday 8 January

Schools across the county are likely to continue with online learning until at least February half term unless there is a significant reduction in coronavirus cases, Powys County Council has said.

This morning (Friday, January 8), the Welsh Government announced that alert level four restrictions will continue and unless there is a significant reduction in cases before 29 January – the date of the next review – schools will continue to provide online learning until February half term.

Schools will remain open but only for children of critical workers and vulnerable learners.

Cllr Phyl Davies, Cabinet Member for Education, said: “I welcome the Welsh Government’s announcement, which provides greater clarity for our learners, their families and for our school staff. We will work with our school leaders to ensure that appropriate measures are in place to support all our learners over the coming weeks.

“We are committed to returning to face-to-face teaching and learning as soon as possible but only when it is safe to do so.

“The Welsh Government has made it clear that unless there is a significant reduction in coronavirus cases before January 29, online learning will continue until February half term.

“The situation remains very serious and it is important that we all follow the advice to stay at home and protect our health service.

“Schools will remain open but only for children of critical workers as well as vulnerable learners where absolutely necessary. However, it is important that children remain at home wherever possible, as this is the safest place for everyone.

“Our priority is the safety and wellbeing or our learners and school staff.  Until there is a significant reduction in coronavirus cases and medical and scientific advice allows learners to return to school, online learning will continue in Powys until further notice.

“I would like to thank schools for their ongoing efforts to support pupils during this difficult time and I would also like to thank parents for their patience and co-operation during this unprecedented period of disruption to our schools.”


Spring Term Dates 2021

Spring Term 2021

Spring Term 2021
Tuesday 5th January 2021 to Thursday 11th February 2021
Half-Term: Monday 15th February 2021 to Friday 19th February 2021
Monday 22nd February 2021 to Friday 26th March 2021


Summer Term 2021

Summer Term 2021
Tuesday 13th April 2021 to Friday 28th May 2021
Half-Term: Monday 31st May 2021 to Friday 4th June 2021
Tuesday 8th June 2021 to Friday 16th July 2021


Non-Pupil Days 20/21

  • Monday 21st December 2020
  • Tuesday 22nd December 2020
  • Monday 4th January 2021
  • Friday 12th February 2021
  • Monday 12th April 2021
  • Monday 7th June 2021

Useful Dates 20/21

  • Good Friday: Friday 2nd April 2021
  • Easter Monday: Monday 5th April 2021
  • May Day Bank Holiday: Monday 3rd May 2021
  • Spring Bank Holiday: Monday 31st May 2021
  • Royal Welsh Show: Monday 19th July 2021 – Thursday 22nd July 2021

Day 2 of Elf on the shelf :-)

❄It may not be snowing outside yet but it certainly was in Ysgol Cedewain. Me and some of my friends may be in a little bit of trouble with Caron this morning, we had a snowball fight and it got a bit out of hand…

Friends of Cedewain AGM

Dear Parents/Carers, we are arranging the AGM for the Friends of Cedewain, this is normally open to all who want to attend but due to current circumstances, we are going to try and organise this virtually on Microsoft teams. If you would please highlight your interest with your email addresss so you can be included, please email The meeting will be tomorrow 2/12/2020 at around 6.30 pm.

For any new parents, this group fund raises for the children and young people at Cedewain so if you are interested in joining the committee, please make your interest known by emailing the

Thank you, Gill Sandilands

Community Governor Advert


Community Governor Advert

We are currently looking for new community governors to join our friendly governing body. Our governors come from a range of different backgrounds, skills and experience but all share a common interest of wanting the best possible education for the children in our school.

We would be delighted to hear from anyone who:-

  • Is interested in children’s education and the performance of the school
  • Is community spirited and would like to represent the community
  • Has spare time and the energy for the role
  • Is able to work well as part of a team
  • Can consider matters objectively and make informed judgements

There are approximately 22,200 school governors in Wales. They give their time, skills and expertise in a voluntary capacity, to help their schools provide children with the best possible education. Governing bodies are accountable for the strategic direction of their school and for the quality of education provided.

A Community Governor would bring their own experience and skills to the governing body and can act as a link with the community. They are appointed to represent community interests to enable the governing body to add specific areas of expertise to the governing body, reflecting a balance of interests amongst the stakeholder group.

Although Ysgol Cedewain is in Newtown we have a large catchment area for the whole of North Powys, so therefore to be a Community Governor for our school they would not necessarily have to live in Newtown.

We don’t expect you to be an expert in education and welcome governors from all walks of life to bring different perspectives and views. You just need to be committed to supporting our school community and the educational outcomes of our students

If you are interested please contact the Clerk of Governors at the school on or phone the school office on 01686 627454

Community governors are appointed by the governing body. If a person is eligible to be a teacher or staff governor at the school, is a registered pupil at the school, or is an elected member of the LA, they cannot be appointed as a community governor.

Autumn Fayre

in aid of Ysgol Cedewain

Autumn Fayre

Friday 22nd November


Ysgol Cedewain

6pm – adults 50p – children free

      crafts & gifts                       BOOKS


  food hamper                  cake stall 


refreshments                raffles           


                white elephant                 


please come and support us!


Transition from year 9 and above

All pupils in Year 9 and above have a Transition Plan based on aspirations for their future. Pupils in Year 11 and older may have the opportunity to visit the local Newtown College NPTC to take part in taster sessions such as Agriculture and Catering. They take part in courses with college tutors and are supported by our school staff. Pupils benefit from visiting the college, enjoy the different courses they may try and enjoy the social interaction when they visit the refectory at break time.

The PCP – Person Centred Planning review (Annual Review) in their  final  year is completed early in the autumn term, allowing  as much time as is possible to  put plans in place for the transition from school.

The school works closely with parents, Kim Parker (Careers Wales) the future provision and partner agencies towards a smooth transition. During the summer term, the transition process is increased and opportunities to visit the new provision are created (where possible)