What's Happening in Hay School?

We now use the app ‘Schoop‘ as a way to communicate with parents. It is an app that allows you to view alerts that we send with information about newsletters, class letters, messages and calendar events. This can be downloaded for the iPhone, iPad and Android. All you need to do is enter the school’s Schoop ID – please ask a member of staff for this – and select from which classes you would like to receive messages.

We also strive to keep the ‘What’s on?’ section of the school website up to date – please click What’s on? to view this.

Every Friday, all families at the school receive a copy of the school newsletter. These are sent via Schoop, are posted on the school website here and if you provide the school with an email address, these can be emailed to you too. If you would like a paper copy of the newsletter, please see the school secretary Mrs. Nicholls.

The school also has a very active PTFA group – for information about this as well as information about their closed Facebook group, please click here.

Alternatively, please do not hesitate to speak to your child’s class teacher.

School uniform

We encourage all children to wear school uniform.
Please ensure that all items of clothing are clearly labelled with your child’s name.
Boys and Girls:
Blue sweatshirt with school badge
Blue short sleeved polo shirt with school badge or white short sleeved polo shirt
Black or grey trousers, skirt or pinafore dress
As above with the addition of blue checked or striped dresses
White cotton T-shirt and black shorts to be kept in a bag on your child’s peg
All school uniform can be bought from Mrs. Nicholls in the school office.
Other items available are Hay School fleece, Hay School PE bags and Hay School baseball cap.

School Dinners

School meals are provided by Powys Catering and are cooked on the premises by our school cook.
The three-week menu offers hot meals with sandwiches or jacket potatoes as alternatives. Special diets can be catered for by arrangement.
More information on the school meal service can be found at Powys School Meals. For an up to date menu click here.
We ask that dinner money for the week is paid for in advance each Monday morning. Please put all monies in an envelope, clearly marked with your child’s name. The cost of a school meal is £2.20.

Some children may be eligible for free school meals. Details of eligibility are available from the Area Education Officer. Please see the school cook for more information.


All children are asked to bring a drinks bottle to school. These can be filled up using the school’s water fountain.


Children may bring in a packed lunch to eat in the dining hall if they prefer.

Term Dates 2015-2016

2016 – 2017



Autumn Term 2016

No of School Days

Non-Pupil Days

Monday 5th September


Friday 21st October


Thursday 1st September Friday 2nd September

Half Term – Monday 24th October to Friday 28th October

Monday 31st October


Friday 16th December



Spring Term 2017

No of School Days

Non-Pupil Days

Wednesday 4th January


Thursday 16th February


Tuesday 3rd January

Friday 17th February

Half Term – Monday 20th February to Friday 24th February

Monday 27th February


Thursday 6th April


Friday 7th April

Directed Teacher Day


Summer Term 2017

No of School Days

Non-Pupil Days

Monday 25th April


Friday 26th May


Half Term – Monday 29th May to Friday 2nd June

Monday 5th June


Friday 21st July


Good Friday: Friday 14th April 2017
Easter Monday: Monday 17th April 2017
May Day Bank Holiday: Monday 1st May 2017
Spring Bank Holiday: Monday 29th May 2017
Royal Welsh Show: Monday 24th July 2016 to Thursday 27th July 2017

A Day at Hay School


8.00 a.m – Breakfast Club
8.45 a.m – Doors Open
8.55 a.m – Registration
9.00 a.m – Assembly/ Announcements
9.15 a.m – Session 1
10.30 a.m – Break
10.45 a.m – Session 2
11.45 a.m – Lunch Foundation Phase
12.15 p.m – Lunch KS2
1.00 p.m – Session 3
2.00 p.m – Break
2.15 p.m – Session 4
3.15 p.m – School Ends
3.15 p.m. – 5.45 p.m – Jumping Jacks After School Club