The Friends of Gladestry School
The Friends of Gladestry School (FROGS) was set up in 1986 when the school was threatened with closure. It was formed by a group of committed parents, past pupils and members of the community who believed that Gladestry School could, and should, have a future.
The original FROGS have been proved right. Thirty years later, Gladestry is still a thriving school perfectly suited to the community within which it is embedded. Not only are the standards achieved excellent, but the life of the school is vibrant.
FROGS’ fervent belief that Gladestry School should be allowed to continue the fantastic job it is currently doing – providing the best possible education to children, close to home, on the edge of rural Wales, but in the heart of our thriving community – has been recognised and they continue to support the ethos and work of the school.
We believe that Gladestry School represents a sustainable model of excellence in education, of which Powys County Council can be proud, and that its special, exceptional nature should be safeguarded for the future and allowed to thrive.
Who are we?
FROGS is a dedicated group of parents, past pupils supporters and members of the community.
What else we do
We organise fundraising and social events throughout the year and support the school by purchasing equipment, books, materials and funding one off trips and workshops. We contribute to the life of the school volunteering help, finding the right person for the right job and of course serving up good cuppas and delicious cake.
Our annual social events include: Advent Fair, After School Tea Party, Gladrags Clothes Sale, Dance Night, Whitsun Walk, Summer Barbecue.
Our next event will be a games afternoon at the village hall. Please contact us for further details.
Recent purchases include:
- Ten new i pads
- A whole school trip to Cinderella at the Courtyard Theatre
- A blackboard for the school entrance
- Purchase of digital cameras for the school
- New office equipment
- A new shed for the lower playground
- A school visit to Titley Junction.