Free School Meals update

Nigel Brinn, B.Sc. (Hons), MBA, MCIWM

Corporate Director of Economy & Environment

Cyfarwyddwr Corfforaethol yr Economi a’r Amgylchedd



Cyngor Sir Powys County Council

Y Gwalia / The Gwalia

Llandrindod, Powys



Nina Davies

Head of Housing & Community Development

Pennaeth Tai a Datblygu Cymunedol





Rhieni/gofalwyr   Parents/Carers

Os yn galw gofynnwch am/If calling please ask for:

Enw/Name:   Jason Rawbone  

Ffôn/Tel:   01597 827291         


Eich cyf/Your Ref: 

Ein cyf/Our Ref: eFSM

Dyddiad/Date:  27th March 2020          


Prydau ysgol am ddim


Er mwyn cefnogi ein disgyblion sy’n cael prydau ysgol am ddim; Rydym wedi penderfynu talu’r lwfans i gyfrifon banc rhieni/gofalwyr fel y gallwch brynu bwyd i’ch plant yn uniongyrchol. Mae hyn yn cael ei wneud gyda chymorth ein tîm gwobrau incwm. Lle nad ydym eisoes yn dal gwybodaeth am gyfrif banc, bydd y tîm yn cysylltu â rhieni a gofalwyr ac yn gofyn iddynt lenwi ffurflen ar-lein drwy wefan Powys. Ni fyddwn yn galw ac yn gofyn i chi ddarparu gwybodaeth am eich cyfrif banc dros y ffôn, oni bai nad ydych yn gallu llenwi’r ffurflen ar-lein.


Gyda dosbarthiad daearyddol y disgyblion sy’n cael prydau ysgol am ddim, a’r nifer gymharol fach o ganolfannau gofal plant, nid yw’n ymarferol bosibl gollwng prydau o ddrws i ddrws neu ddisgwyl i bobl deithio pellter i gasglu prydau bwyd. Felly, penderfynwyd darparu’r lwfans fel hyn am y tro.


Ar hyn o bryd, mae Llywodraeth Cymru yn gweithio ar gynllun talebau Cenedlaethol, a fyddai’n galluogi rhieni a gofalwyr i brynu bwyd eu hunain. Pan fydd rhagor o wybodaeth ar gael am y cynllun talebau, bydd Cyngor Sir Powys yn ystyried y dull mwyaf priodol o symud ymlaen.


Free School Meals


In order to support our entitled free school meal pupils; we have decided to pay the allowance into parents/carers bank accounts so that you can purchase food for your children directly. This is being done with the support of our Income & Awards Team. Where we do not already hold bank account information, the team will contact parents and carers and ask them to complete an online form via the Powys website. We will not call and ask you to provide your bank account information over the phone, unless you are not able to complete the form online.


With the geographical spread of free school meal pupils, and the relatively small number of childcare hubs, it is not logistically possible to drop meals door to door or expect people to travel a distance to collect meals. Therefore, it has been decided to provide the allowance in this way for the time being.


The Welsh Government is currently working on a National Voucher Scheme, which would enable parents and carers to purchase food themselves. Once further information is available on the voucher scheme, Powys County Council will consider the most appropriate approach moving forward.


Jason Rawbone

Arweinydd Proffesiynol Arlwyo a Glanhau

Professional Lead Catering and Cleaning

Tour of the School

Hopefully from these pictures you can get a better insight into the way of life at Ysgol Cedewain.





Hafren block



Tegid and Vyrnwy



Banwy and Banwy’s sensory garden



Tanat and the cafe



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!




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

The Duke of Edinburgh Award 2019 – 2020

The Duke of Edinburgh Award is open to anyone aged 14 to 24 (not just fans of the great outdoors), and encourages teamwork and social interaction.

At Ysgol Cedewain we are a Licenced Centre and we offer the Duke of Edinburgh award for all our pupils aged 14 and above.  Last year we had 10 students that completed their Bronze Award and the previous year 9 completed their Silver.  This year as well as running a Bronze and Silver group, we are delighted to be offering Gold for the first time.

There are four sections of the award.  Volunteering, Skills and Physical, and an Expedition.  At the Gold level there is an additional requirement to complete a five-day residential challenge, either working for the community or learning a new skill.

The expedition section involved one expedition for Bronze and a practice and a final assessed expedition for Bronze and Gold.  The time-span of the expedition depends on the level of the award they are following. The students are supervised on the expeditions by suitably qualified staff.

The award is a great opportunity to reward pupils for activities they are already undertaking. It also encourages pupils to consider their community, increase their health and fitness levels, learn new skills and develop their independence.
More information can be found at the following link –