Preparing Together Today for Tomorrow's Future
In Bancffosfelen School our aim is to create a safe and happy environment for your child in order to stimulate his/her spiritual, moral, cultural and physical development.
Most visitors to the school comment on the warm welcome they receive and the courtesy and maturity of our pupils. The relationship between staff, adults and pupils is good and is based on respect.
Bancffosfelen is a happy school and this springs from the increasing number of different activities that take place here. Such an effort makes the pupils, parents, staff in general, proud of their connection with the school. We like to take an interest in our pupils after they have left and are proud of their educational achievements.
After completing their education at Bancffosfelen School, our pupils continue their education at the local Secondary schools.
Good news- Clwb Cwtsh will start again in early May. 😊
The sessions will take place over the TEAMS system and will be a great opportunity for parents/extended family/ staff to learn Welsh in a fun way over an eight week period.
LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION ABOUT ARRANGEMENTS FOR RETURNING TO SCHOOL: https://bit.ly/3vi18Dd
ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE RETURN OF KS2 PUPILS ON THE WEEK COMMENCING THE 15th OF MARCH 2021: https://bit.ly/3rqZfSd
INFORMATION REGARDING FREE SCHOOL MEALS PAYMENTS (24/02/21): https://bit.ly/3usD67Z
WELSH GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS UPDATE: https://bit.ly/3dLyoMN
Are you entitled to Free School Meals?
Please note the following -
- You must make an application for Free School Meals – it does not happen automatically.
- Free School Meals for additional children starting school must also be applied for – they are not added on automatically and there will be no backdating if you delay. You will therefore be charged for meals before the date you inform us.
- You must inform us of a change in your circumstances. Failure to inform us could lead to meals being charged for from the date of change.
Are you entitled to Free School Meal Payments?
Please note the following –
- You must make a separate application for Free School Meals Payments – you will not be paid unless you apply.
- If your application for payments is approved, you will only be paid from the date you make the application i.e. there will be no backdated payments.
ARRANGEMENTS FOR RE-OPENING AFTER HALF TERM HOLIDAYS:https://bit.ly/3aVtVnx
PARENT LETTER 11 02 2021: https://bit.ly/3pc8Z0P
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PARENTS/CARERS 05 02 21: https://bit.ly/3cVtpsc
In order to plan and prepare for the safe opening of school to foundation phase pupils please complete the following questionnaire to help us in our preparations (05 02 21). http://bit.ly/2O9O29U
Reminder for parents: https://bit.ly/3cEGpSR
CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH WEEK 1st-7th February 2021
Click on the link for information about children’s mental health week and for activities you can do at home with your children. https://bit.ly/39Dha1s
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PARENTS/CARERS: https://bit.ly/3oFZaI2
Important message from the fire service.
If you need more information on candle safety you can click on the link below: https://t.co/l7QlM9eRqS?amp=1
Important information for parents/carers (22 01 21): https://bit.ly/3c23gaN
Data collection activity (2021) Service children: https://bit.ly/3sQZ43Q
POSITIVE TEST REMINDER FOR PARENTS:
Although our children are currently learning from home, it is important to tell us if your child tests positive for Covid-19.
Please report it directly to the school, or if outside of school hours please contact Delta Wellbeing on 0300 333 2222 or email TTP@deltawellbeing.org.uk providing your child’s name, year group and school.
Remember if your child, or any member of your household has Covid-19 symptoms you must self-isolate and request a test by phoning 119 or using the online portal https://gov.wales/getting-tested-coronavirus-covid-19
INFORMATION ABOUT THE SCHOOL HUB: https://bit.ly/35vnRAm
UPDATE REGARDING ARRANGEMENTS FOR CHILDREN OF CRITICAL WORKERS AND VULNERABLE CHILDREN 07.01.21: https://bit.ly/35lea7j
INFORMATION ON BLENDED LEARNING: https://bit.ly/2L66sab
INFORMATION ABOUT FREE SCHOOL MEALS 05/01/21: https://bit.ly/35bp6EJ
IMPORTANT INFORMATION 04/01/21: https://bit.ly/2KTP2Oe
LETTER TO PARENTS REGARDING ARRENGEMENTS FOR JANUARY 2021: https://bit.ly/3p4C4vc
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR YEAR 6 PARENTS! https://bit.ly/3qUZUeT
A MESSAGE FROM GARETH MORGANS DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION & CHILDREN'S SERVICES: https://bit.ly/3malTLh
WHEN TO HAVE A TEST: https://bit.ly/340RFDU
SCHOOLS COVID GUIDE: https://bit.ly/37R0Fg9
SCHOOLS CHRISTMAS ACTIVITIES GUIDE: https://bit.ly/3oH8onK
Please complete the following questionnaire by 16/12/2020 https://bit.ly/3mazLVT Thank you.
IMPORTANT MESSAGE REGARDING YEAR 6 TRANSITION
Parents are asked to apply on-line for their child who will be moving up to Secondary School in September 2021 by following this link www.carmarthenshire.gov.wales/schooladmissions All information parents may need is available through this link, including information on school transport.
Applications must be made by 18th December 2020. A decision email will be sent to the parent on the National Offer Day, 1st March 2021.
A MESSAGE FROM GARETH MORGANS DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION & CHILDREN'S SERVICES: https://bit.ly/3lRL9Wt
CONTACT DETAILS LETTER: https://bit.ly/33GXOoP
FREE SCHOOL MEALS PAYMENTS: https://bit.ly/3gb1HaI
LATEST COVID GUIDE FOR SCHOOLS: https://bit.ly/36rUW0V
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT WEARING FACE COVERINGS: https://bit.ly/3m36OvC
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT COLLECTING YOUR CHILDREN AT THE END OF THE DAY: https://bit.ly/3f7YVm1
INFORMATION FOR PARENTS AND CARERS https://bit.ly/2Tns5TT
HALF TERM 'FIREBREAK' 2020
Firebreak Information November 2020
Please share your views with estyn. https://www.estyn.gov.wales/inspection-feedback/survey
Term Dates update: https://bit.ly/3ngX7ut
Urgent Covid-19 Information for Parents:
Covid Symptoms and Testing
All information regarding the testing process and what parents should do can be found here.
Important information from Gareth Morgans (Director for Education and Children Services): /media/141684/Parent-English.pdf
Important Reminder: Banffosfelen School is a Nut-free school. For more information click on the following link: /media/141557/nut-allergy.pdf
Updated information for parents regarding returning to school in September. https://bit.ly/34eGEzN
Important letter with information for parents regarding returning to school in September. https://bit.ly/32uDDKW
Ideas on how to help with Homework - ‘Gwaith Cartref’ https://bit.ly/2WukogP
Pupil risk assessment to complete before your child returns to school from 13th-17th July. https://bit.ly/2YZvKef
Click on the following link for important information regarding the Autumn term. https://bit.ly/329dEZp
Click on the following link for important information regarding Childcare Provision during the summer holidays: https://bit.ly/3gE00l5
Click on the picture below to see a video that will show you some of the changes you can expect to see in school when you return next week.
CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW FOR IMPORTANT INFORMATION - CATCH UP SESSIONS.
Reminder - The Parents Covid-19 Impact Survey closes on Wednesday, June 10 so if you haven’t already given you feedback please do. Click on the following link to complete
the survey: https://bit.ly/3dve3YU
Return to school questionnaire
Please could ALL parents complete the following questionnaire in order to help plan the opening of returning to school. Thank you. bit.ly
A letter to parents regarding the re-opening of schools
Parents in Carmarthenshire are being asked to share their views of lockdown whilst schools have been closed. Carmarthenshire County Council has launched a survey asking parents to give their feedback on the challenges they have faced with children learning from home, and to help shape education locally in the coming weeks.
Below is a link to the survey:
Are you a young person in Wales? How is lockdown affecting you?
Are there any issues that are making you worry or concerned?
Or perhaps you've had a positive experience of lockdown?
Whatever it is, please share your views through this survey, #CoronavirusAndMe: https://bit.ly/2Anb7Px
The survey closes on 27th May so please complete it as soon as you can.
Important information for parents
Click on the icon below to access information regarding counselling that's been made available to children from Year 5 upwards from the Area 43 counselling service. Child Line also provides access to 24/7 support.
Important information regarding childcare provision for key workers. Click the link below:
Click the icon below to read the latest information from the Welsh Government.
Free School Meals
From Thursday there will be packed lunches for children in receipt of free school meals at the following locations:
Ysgol Y Castell, Ysgol Rhys Prichard, Ysgol Carreg Hirfaen and ALL Secondary schools.
Information regarding the distribution of free school meals has been released on our website and can be found via the following link:
Information on Coronavirus
Below is a link to the latest Coronavirus information site. Any new information will appear on this website.
Click the icon below in order to read the latest information regarding the Designed to Smile scheme.
Read more about Bancffosfelen School by going to the My Local School website by clicking the image above.
Read Bancffosfelen School's most recent inspection reports by clicking the image above.
Click the image above for information on how the Welsh Government aims to develop schools as learning organisations.
Click the image above for information on how to make an application for a school place.
School Admissions website:
The Childcare Offer for Wales
Online Parent/Guardian Application form for Carmarthenshire is now available
The Childcare Offer provides 30 hours a week of funded early education and childcare for eligible working parents of three and four year olds. The Offer will be available from 7th January 2019 in Carmarthenshire and parents/guardians can apply 8 weeks prior to the term their child turns three. The online application form for parents is available on the Family Information Service Website link below: