Celebrating the future of Gladestry Primary School

The Friends of Gladestry School (FROGS) is a group of parents, past pupils, supporters and members of the community, who have joined together to support the school.

Excellence Recognised

In its report to Cabinet Powys County Council officers stated:
“The responses to the consultation, the latest data and particularly the high standard of education at the school lead to the conclusion that Gladestry Church in Wales School should not close”.

FROGS have welcomed recognition that Gladestry is a flourishing school in every way. It has a rising intake, is self-sufficient, is properly meeting the needs of its community and is providing high quality education from very good buildings.

Gladestry Primary School achieved exceptionally high standards in its Section 50 and ESTYN school inspection report, which concluded that  “the school is a very strong learning community” and “provides excellent value for money”.

“An outstanding Primary school”

Powys County Council recognises Gladestry as an outstanding school. Not only does it provide a benchmark of best-practice for other schools throughout Powys, but many aspects of the work undertaken by pupils and staff are seen as exemplary practice within the Authority.

Gladestry School’s song ‘Every Child’

To celebrate our school we released a song ‘Every Child’ and you can see the video on You Tube now. ‘Every Child’ is a collaboration between the children, songwriter, Jim Eliot and parent, Rob Robinson.  We are delighted that UNICEF like the song so much that they are showing it via their website too.

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  • Our next social event will be a games afternoon in Gladestry Village Hall.  Please contact us for further details.



Estyn introduced a new inspection framework in 2010. Gladestry is the first school in Powys to be rated as ‘Excellent’ in all the new framework’s five key judgements; current performance, prospects for improvement and in response to the three key questions; ‘How good are outcomes?’, ‘How good is provision?’ and ‘How good are leadership and management?’



Gladestry Church in Wales Primary School has been working to further its healthy school status. The whole school has been working to achieve the latest Healthy Schools award.


  • Gladestry Scoops Platinum Award.

    Gladestry has been awarded the coveted Platinum Eco - Schools Award in recognition of its green credentials. Congratulations to the Eco-Gang and all the staff and pupils on this great achievement!

  • Pupils Perform for the Bourne Dance Company.

    Key Stage two pupils were invited to perform for the Matthew Bourne Company in Cardiff a dance that they had choreographed themselves.

  • Gladestry receives 'Green'.

    Gladestry is one of only 11 of the 85 primary schools in Powys to be categorised as GREEN under the new Welsh Government categorisation of schools by colour coding. The colour bands are Red - "a school in need of greatest improvement..." through Amber and Yellow to Green - "a highly effective school which is well run, has strong leadership and is clear about its priorities for improvement. These schools have a track record in raising the standards that pupils achieve and have the capacity to support other schools to do better."

  • Children Celebrate "Excellent" Achievement.

    The school and local community came together to celebrate an "excellent" Estyn report at a Hog Roast following the school’s sports day. A Powys County Council spokesperson stated that the school should feel justifiably very proud of its achievement. “It is rare that schools are awarded an excellent judgement for both current performance and prospects for improvement. I am delighted for the whole school community”

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