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Penclawdd Primary School

Penclawdd Primary School

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Dear Parents/Carers,


Rights of the child : November - Article 19

Right to be safe


Christmas has now officially arrived in Penclawdd. The main hall tree is up and it looks beautiful, we can`t wait for you to see it. We`d like to say a special thanks to a local florist - `Handtied by Hollie` for making our gorgeous Christmas swags - we love them! See picture below.


Attendance - EVERY school day counts

Unfortunately our whole school attendance is still below 94%. All schools’ attendance is now being closely monitored by the LA . Our EWO - Lyndsay Jenkins( Education Welfare Officer) who visits our cluster schools every 3 weeks looks at lateness , persistent absences and holiday requests. 

Please make every effort to not take holidays during term time to ensure your child does not miss important learning time .  


Following a discussion with Governors ,this week we have sent home information letters to notify parents if their child`s attendance is below 90%. 


Please take a look at the table below which illustrates how much learning is lost when a child is absent.


Annual Attendance Amount of learning time lost
100% O days missed

9 days of absence

1 week and 4 days of learning missed


19 days of absence

3 weeks and 4 days of learning missed


28 days of absence

5 weeks and 3 days of learning missed


38 days of absence

7 weeks and 3 days of learning missed


46 days of absence

9 weeks and 1 days of learning missed



Penclawdd Reading Spine


Many thanks for your kind donations towards our reading spine.  If you would still like to purchase a book for your child's class, please click the link here. Many thanks in advance.


πŸŽ„PPS choir goes on a Christmas tour πŸŽ„

Please support our amazing choir who will be performing at these venues on the following dates:


πŸŽ…πŸΌDecember 1st - 11.30am -Swansea Christmas Market in the Caroler’s Cabin 
πŸŽ…πŸΌDecember 3rd -3.30pm - GG’s Christmas Fayre 

Swansea Council Keeping Safe OnlineTip of the week

Tip 10 encourages parents/carers to to adjust privacy settings to protect their children, linking to parent and carer guides on Hwb. 

Click here for tip of the week



Well done to the 5/6 boys football team who represented us at the recent tournament.


Calendar events

We have organised many educational class visits for children. All of which are in the school website calendar. 


Nursery - Our First Nativity - Tickets now on for sale from Nursery. December 1st

Choir - 11.30am - Swansea Christmas Market in the Caroler’s Cabin December 1st 

Choir-3.30pm - GG’s Christmas Fayre -πŸŽ…πŸΌDecember 3rd

Non school uniform day - bring in an item in for the tombola - 1st December

Y3 - Y6 - Aladdin -  Millennium Centre Cardiff -7th December 2023

Christmas Jumper & Christmas Dinner - Friday 8th December 2023

Rec - Y2 - Dan Yr Ogof Caves - to visit Santa - 12th December 2023 

Nursery -visit to Gower Christmas Trees  December 15th 2023

N- Y6 - Elf School (our annual tradition) - only Elves allowed in school !! - 20th December 2023


R- Y6 - πŸŽ„Penclawdd Primary “A Merry Musical Christmas” Concert πŸŽ„.


Performance 1 : Monday December 18th at 1.30pm - School Hall

Performance 2 : Tuesday December 19th at 5.00pm - School Hall


Tickets on sale from Monday 27th November - please see Seesaw for details.


Any surplus tickets will be sorted on Monday 11th December ( parents can request 1 additional ticket on a first come, first serve basis) 


Design a Christmas Card for our school

The winner of our annual 'Design a Christmas Card' for 2023 is to be announced next week. This winning design will now be printed as our school Christmas Card and the winner will receive a GG`s voucher! 


Friends of Penclawdd ( FoP)

If you are able to help with the Christmas Fayre on 6th December 2023, please let Mrs Beynon know. 


On Friday 1st December, we have a non school uniform day - please bring an item in for the tombola stall. Many thanks for your support.


Fundraising for our school

Please help support us to raise funds for our wonderful pupils by purchasing a school lottery ticket. Please sign up here. 

The next draw is : 25/11/23 and the jackpot is £25,000 if you match all 6 numbers ! 


Community News  


Rhyme Time

This wonderful session is so lovely and proving to be very popular. If you know anyone who`d like to attend, please tell them to have a look at the poster and to come and join us.


Trip to Bath

We are off to Bath for the first weekend of the Christmas markets. We can`t wait. Thanks for supporting this community trip.


Have a lovely weekend. 

Mrs R-M



Friday 22nd December 2023

Monday 8th January 2024