Foundation Phase outdoor environment

A big thank you to the PTA for purchasing a new caravan and trailer for the pupils in Nursery and Reception to enjoy. Already, the children have started using it as an ice-cream van as part of their daily role play activities. Without the extensive fundraising by our PTA, the school would not have been able to purchase this fantastic play equipment – Thank you so much!

Mrs Gettings would also like to thank the parents and grandparents who helped her create a new outdoor construction area for the pupils in Rainbow class last week. The children absolutely love their new area and are looking forward to using it in the warmer weather. If you have any child sized hard plastic construction hats, which your children no longer use or play with, we would love to use these in our new area.

We are currently fundraising for an outdoor classroom, which will be used by children from years 1-6. If you would like to get involved with this project or have anything you could donate, please contact Mrs Hayhoe.


Eisteddfod: Tuesday 27th March

Our joint annual Eisteddfod has been rescheduled to take place on Tuesday 27th March in Rudry Village Hall. All children are requested to wear Welsh themed or red clothing to school on this day.

Unfortunately, year 6 pupils will not be able to join us for the morning events as they will be taking part in an exciting Formula 1 event in St. Martin’s, where they will be racing cars against fellow year 6 pupils in neighbouring schools. We ask that all year 6 pupils bring a packed lunch to school on this date. If you require any further information, please contact Mrs Curtis.

New School Clerk

We are pleased to welcome our new School Clerk, Miss Gina Charlesworth to Rhydri Primary School. Miss Charlesworth will now be in the office every day and I am sure you will join me in welcoming her to the Rhydri community.

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank Mrs Luff for all of her hard work, commitment and support in our school over the past 10 years; it has been greatly appreciated.

School Closure – Snow

Dear Parent / Carer

In the light of the Amber weather warning, all schools in Caerphilly have been urged by the Local Authority to consider closing on Thursday 1st March in the interests of the health and safety of pupils, parents and staff.

As a result of this Rhydri will be closed tomorrow and the situation reassessed later in the day on Thursday with regards to whether or not the school will open on Friday. Please check the Caerphilly School Closure website for the latest updates –,-term-dates-and-closures/Check-if-your-school-is-closed.aspx

This is an approach that is being adopted by some other neighbouring authorities and seems to be sensible in light of current forecasts and the unpredictability of the snowfall forecast.

Yours sincerely,

Richard Cook – Headteacher

Weather Warning

As you will be aware, there are weather warnings in place for snow this week. If it snows during the school day and conditions worsen, we will update the school blog and ask you to pick up your children from school. If you feel that you need to pick them up before because of any extra transport difficulties relating to where you live then that is obviously fine.  

If it snows overnight a decision on whether the school will close will be made by 7.45am. This information will be available on the Caerphilly School Closures website,-term-dates-and-closures/Check-if-your-school-is-closed.aspx

 It is always a difficult decision to make but all decisions will be made in the interests of everyone’s safety.