School Return

As September approaches, please find key points from the full document shared before we finished in July. Each year group was individually notified on Schoop re whether to attend Thursday or Friday of the first week back.

 Returning to school – September 2020

1st September Re opening Preparation Day – all staff
2nd September Reopening preparation day – all staff
3rd September 50% of school return for day – organised alphabetically to ensure family groups catered for
4th September 50% of school return for day –– organised alphabetically to ensure family groups catered for
7th September School reopens for all children

Camau Bach opens

 Drop off and Pick up 

  • Only one adult to drop off/pick up
  • No adults to enter the school building or grounds
  • Please remain in your car until drop off/pick up time
  • No adults to congregate at front of school please use segregated areas.

Drop off

Entrance Hall Main Door Wooden Gates
8.50 am Y6 Y5 Y4
9.00 Y3 Y2 Y1
9.10   Reception class  


Pick up

Entrance Hall Main Door Wooden Gates
2.50   Reception class  
3.05 Y3 Y2 Y1
3.15 Y6 Y5 Y4

Camau Bach – please use usual entrance

Little Stars- To enter via Main Door at usual time

Medical Information 

Any child showing symptoms will be immediately isolated (isolation room will be in the Teacher’s Centre) and will have to be collected from school immediately.

All parents MUST update contact detail forms by Tuesday 8th September in order that we can comply with Track, Trace and Protect procedures and in case of a child becoming ill.

Here is a link to the full document as previously shared.

Llanfaes Parent Information – Returning to School Sept 2020

Learning Detective Group take over the Newsletter!!

As part of our Shout It Out Friday session, the Learning Detective Group have taken over the writing of the school monthly newsletter. Their first one has been produced and a link to it is below. They have independently decided on it’s content, written the articles and arranged it. We think they have done a great job using many skills. Can’t wait for January’s now!!

Newsletter December 2019





Urdd Eisteddfod 2019


We are very proud of our Parti Unsain group for participating so well in the recent Urdd Eisteddfod in Cardiff Bay. The group performed to an excellent standard representing themselves and the school superbly. Gwych!!

School Council Have Their Say!

We are very proud of our new school councillors who recently participated in a Powys County Council ‘Have Your Say Day’ for primary school children. They participated in a variety of workshops, giving their views on a range of things about schools and education. They were certainly following Article 12 of the Rights of the Child. We look forward to seeing how their opinions affect schooling in Powys!


Llongyfarchiadau Camau Bach

Many congratulations to the children and staff in Camau Bach who recently received the Gwobr Bach a Iach Award for their work on food and fitness development in our 3+ setting. This is part of the Healthy Pre-Schools Scheme. Fantastic!

National Academy for Educational Leadership and Pioneer School status

Our school is considered across the County and the region of ERW as a progressive and innovative school. This is a clear recognition of the professionalism and dedication of all staff. As you know we are currently working as a Curriculum Pioneer School to help shape the new curriculum for Wales, a draft of which will be available in 2019. As Headteacher, I have been selected, along with 11 other Headteachers from across Wales, to contribute to another key Welsh Government initiative – the National Academy for Educational Leadership. It is a fantastic reflection on the school that we are involved in these reforms. The learning we bring back to school is invaluable and helps us to sustain our own improvement journey. Significant additional funding for being part of these has also enabled us to maintain staffing levels, send staff for training and fund projects in school, benefitting all pupils across the school.

Urdd Eisteddfod National Finals!!

Llongyfarchiadau to our Year 6 singing group for making the Urdd Eisteddfod National Finals. This was our first time competing in at least 14 years and the first time we were able to compete in a Welsh Learners category. The group performed superbly with many commenting on their Welsh pronunciation. Also shown is the day S4C came to film them for thier ‘Croeso i’r Eisteddfod’ programme!  Everyone was very proud of them. Gwych!!

Wonderful new IT equipment!!

A huge thanks to everyone for all the fund raising which has allowed us to purchase new IT equipment including 45 Chromebooks, a green screen, 4 of the newest ipads and updating some of our older PCs!! Everyone is keen to use them!

Estyn publish 'Effective Practice' guide following our Excellent grade in the recent inspection.

Estyn have published the effective practice guide about our dementia work following our inspection in October. We were graded excellent for Inspection Area 2 – Well Being and Attitudes to Learning. Inspectors particularly noted our intergenerational work and raising of dementia awareness and requested the case study on this aspect.

Click on the link to see the full case study.


School Categorisation

We are pleased to announce that we have, again, been categorised as a Green Support School.

Green Schools are defined as

  • highly effective
  • track record in sustaining a high level of learner outcomes
  • demonstrate resilience at all levels
  • challenged to move towards or sustain excellence
  • able to give effective school to school support.

Obviously we will continue to strive to build on our many successes to ensure the very best learning opportunities for all of our children.