Author: JayneH

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)

Welsh Baccalaureate

WJEC Welsh Baccalaureate ‘Challenge Certificate’ at Post 16 Foundation Level is offered for some learners in school. This has been in response to a small group of Key Stage 4 pupils working at above ‘Entry Pathway’ Level and identified as benefiting from being offered a higher level and more challenging qualification led curriculum. The course runs over two years. It involves four units including, Enterprise and Employability; Global Citizenship; Community Challenge and Individual Project. The Challenge Certificate is equivalent to a GCSE.



Our Caffi has been fully operational since 2013 and has recently been awarded a Level 4 for food hygiene. The 14-19 department use the Caffi to deliver Catering and Hospitality qualifications, BTEC Home Cooking qualifications and run the Caffi fully on a Friday serving the general public. Learner skills such as communicating with customers, using money, measuring, digital skills and writing are developed through this enterprise and our earnings are used to fund our residential trips each year.


Agored offers a wide range of life skills based curriculum programmes at a wide range of ability levels. These, like ASDAN, are flexible and Awards/Certificates can be built to suit individual learners’ interests and needs. We currently offer a variety of learner voice vocational option units such as Horticulture, Catering and Hospitality, Hair and Beauty, Sports Leaders, Construction, Painting and Decorating and Enterprise (to name a few) alongside an Award in Independent Living Skills, PSE and Young Peoples Participation.

Welsh Joint Education Committee (WJEC)

WJEC is an examination board which provides qualifications and exam assessments to schools. We offer a variety of Entry Pathways/Level units which provides a framework for students to achieve the learning outcomes regardless of how they are assessed. This examination board has been carefully selected as it provides the following benefits to our students:-

  • recognition is given to the completion of each unit as well as of the qualification as a whole, through the award of credit
  • units can be combined to create programmes of work suited to individual learner needs
  • assessment evidence can to be produced from integrated programmes of work and at appropriate points in the course
    • they promote progression through Entry 1, 2 and 3 and on to Level 1
  • The subject areas available at present are:-
    • Additional English
    • Creative, Media and Performance Arts
    • Healthy Living and Fitness
    • Humanities
    • ICT
    • Independent Living
    • Mathematics
    • Personal and Social Development
    • Personal Progress
    • Preparing for Work
    • Science Today
    • Welsh
    • Welsh Second Language

We also offer WJEC Essential Skills Wales qualifications at 16+ linked to a programme of small group tutorials in basic skills. These are supported by the WEST ) Wales Essential Skills Toolkit) online diagnostic course. Students achieve qualifications in Communication and Application Of Number at Entry Level and Level 1.


ASDAN offers a wide choice of activity-based curriculum programmes that can be used with learners working at a range of levels. More flexible than qualifications, these programmes offer imaginative ways of developing, recording and certificating young people’s personal achievements.

We currently offer the Personal Progress Award and Certificate at Entry Level 1, Personal and Social Development Award and Certificate at Entry Level 1 to Level 2, Personal Development Programmes at Bronze and Silver and Certificate of Personal Effectiveness at Level 1 and 2.  More information about these can be found on the following link:-



Ysgol Cedewain is situated in Newtown, Powys amidst stunning countryside where pupils are able to enjoy and engage in a variety of outdoor educational activities including Forest School, sports and leisure activities.

The school has a highly skilled, motivated and committed staff team who create excellent working relationships with pupils and their families to ensure consistent approaches to learning. The school utilizes a range of specialist approaches and has specialist equipment to promote pupils learning. The staff also work closely with a multi disciplinary team of professionals to ensure that the very best care and education is provided for each and every individual.

The curriculum incorporates the Foundation Phase, National Curriculum (modified and adapted to meet the needs of and to challenge our learners according to their very individual needs) and a vocational, modular curriculum approach for older teenagers. All pupils leave the school with externally recognized qualifications.

The school curriculum is also complemented by a range of therapies and outdoor educational and sports activities.

Welsh is taught throughout school though English is the main language in use. Staff and pupils are encouraged to use and celebrate the Welsh language and culture at every opportunity.

At Ysgol Cedewain we foster an atmosphere where it is important to celebrate pupil achievement no matter how small the steps of progress being made. There is a very respectful, supportive and happy ethos within the school and a warm welcome for visitors.

We look forward to meeting you soon.

Russell Cadwallader

Head Teacher