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.”


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 office@cedewain.powys.sch.uk. 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 office@cedewain.powys.sch.uk.

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 office@cedewain.powys.sch.uk 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.

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         

Ebost/Email: cashless.catering@powys.gov.uk                              

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