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 £2.25.

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 2017-2018

2017 – 2018


Autumn Term 2017

Non-Pupil Day – Friday 1st September
Term Starts: Monday 4th September
Half Term – Monday 30th October to Friday 3rd November
Term Ends: Wednesday 20th December
Non-Pupil Days – Thursday 21st December & Friday 22nd December

Spring Term 2018

Term Starts: Monday 8th January
Half Term – Monday 12th February to Friday 16th February
Term Ends: Friday 23rd March

Summer Term 2018

Non Pupil Day: Monday 9th April
Term Starts: Tuesday 10th April
Half Term – Monday 28th May to Friday 1st June
Term Ends: Friday 20th July

2018/2019 Term Dates


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