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    Published on Monday 15th July 2019

  • 18th April 2019

    Parents of children currently attending primary schools excluding current year 6 children

    Dear Parent,


    I refer to Section 89 of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998 regarding the above and in particular to my communication of the 14th January 2019 relating to a proposed change to admission arrangements for community secondary schools in order to prioritise those living in a schools catchment area and to remove the feeder primary school as an oversubscription criterion. The proposed change requested any comments by 22 February 2019.

    I am now writing to inform you that any comments that were received by that date have been considered alongside the proposals at Cabinet on the 15 April 2019. At that meeting, approval of the proposed changes was granted. The proposed change to the oversubscription criteria for entry to secondary education will prioritise those living in a schools catchment area and remove the feeder primary school system as an oversubscription criterion and will therefore become policy for the academic year 2020/2021. The school admission policy for 2020/2021 can be viewed on line at  Stanwell School and St Richard Gwyn Catholic School are not affected by the proposed change as they are their own admissions authority and determine their arrangements separately.

    Yours sincerely

    M Matthews (Mr)

    Strategy, Community Learning and Resources

    The Vale of Glamorgan Council

    Learning and Skills

    Civic Offices, Holton Road, Barry CF63 4RU

    Telephone: (01446) 700111




    Published on Friday 5th April 2019

    Piano Donated to Romilly!

    Romilly School are so pleased to be able to say that the old and tired piano in the Music room has been replaced by a shiny, in-tune, perfectly conditioned donated one! Mr and Mrs Andrew and Jean Forte, aged 89 and 93 respectively, were having a sort out and wanted to give their much-loved piano to a good home. As their children and grandchildren have all come through the school over the years, this was one of their options... and we jumped at the chance!

    Thank you Mr and Mrs Forte for your most generous donation, music will sound sweeter in that room now!


    Published on Tuesday 19th March 2019

    This is a FREE event taking place at Thursday 28th March from 4.00pm – 8.00pm at Barry Memorial Hall. All are welcome to attend and drop in.

    The event is being run to promote local sports groups and community organisations for recruiting new players/members and volunteers and introducing young people to the Timebanking scheme.

    To find out more about the event please contact Mark Ellis, Community Investment & Involvement Officer on 07826 020707.

  • The price of school dinners is going up with effect from 1st April 2019

    New menus for the Summer Term will be published once available


    Published on Tuesday 19th February 2019

    Childcare Offer - Information for Parents


    Parent/Carer Drop-in Session

    We are holding a Parent/Carer Drop-in Session, where you can find out more about the Childcare Offer. No need to book:

    • Tuesday 26 February 4-7pm
    • Barry Library, Kings Square, Barry

    Further Information

    How do I apply for the Childcare Offer?

    Applications open on the 4 March and you will be able to apply online

    To reduce delays please ensure you attach scans/photographs of the following supporting evidence:

    • Child's birth certificate
    • Parent’s Proof of residency (e.g. most recent Council Tax Statement, bank statement, utility bill)
    • If Employed: Parent's last three months wage slips

    If Self-Employed: Self-Assessment Tax Return and unique tax reference (UTR) number (If self-employed for less than 12 months, UTR number and projected earnings for the year)

    To apply for the 12.5 hours Foundation Nursery Phase please contact the School Admissions team on 01446 709844 or alternatively visit here

    When can I apply?

    You are able to access the offer from the term after your child’s 3rd birthday, up until they are offered a full time education place (usually the September after their 4th birthday).

    You will be able to submit your application 8 weeks before the beginning of the term your child becomes eligible for the offer.

    If your child is 3 before the 31 March 2019, you can apply from the 4 March 2019 and the Childcare Offer will start 29 April 2019.

    If your child turns 3 between the 1 April and 31 August 2019, you can apply from the 8 July 2019 and the Offer will be available the 2 September 2019

    Can I choose any childcare provider?

    Yes, as long as they are willing to be part of the offer and they are registered with CIW. You can use up to 2 childcare providers. If you contact us, we can let you know about childcare in your area and those who have signed up to the Offer: 01446 704704 or visit our  website

    Will I have to pay anything?

    The childcare offer funds a maximum of 30 hours of early education and childcare per week. The funding from the government is for the education and care the professionals within the setting provide. It does not include food, transport or off-site activities that incur an extra charge and providers will be able to charge you for these.

    More Information:

    Parent FAQ’s

    How will taking up the Childcare Offer effect my benefits?

    Vale Childcare Offer website

    Childcare Offer Guidance for Local Authorities

    Welsh Government Childcare Offer Implementation

    For all enquiries, please contact the Family Information Service:

    We will be posting regular updates on our Facebook page: @VOGFIS


    Published on Wednesday 13th February 2019

    Due to the overwhelming success and feedback from the first ever Spectrum Festival we are back for 2019 with two weekends across June and September.

    All the activities are included in the ticket price. Please see map at bottom of the page for details of activities. We are also looking at adding even more activities.

    We have taken onboard your feedback and there will be improved signage on site and a better area to access food and drinks both hot and cold.

    We need your help!

    Please get in contact if you would like to perform or exhibit at Spectrum 2019. We are also very interested to hear from any businesses that would like to sponsor the event.

    Exhibitors please book stands here!


    For those of you who could not attend last year, please take a look at the map at the bottom of the page and also the following links.

    Check out the BBC News report

    Check out the 2018 Spectrum Festival Gallery

    We advise people to buy tickets in advance, due to the overwhelming interest that has been shown for the 2019 Spectrum festival dates.

    See you all soon.

    The Venue - Lea Green Learning and Development Centre Nr Matlock, Derbyshire



    Published on Wednesday 30th January 2019

    It is Safer Internet Day on Tuesday 5th February. All classes will be learning about how to keep safe online during the week. Please ask your children what they have learnt. If you’d like to access extra information you can visit this site:


    Published on Wednesday 30th January 2019

    Tickets to be bought via the PTA Website not at the school office.

    Click on the following link


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