Goodbye Miss Wallington

Miss Wallington is moving on to new challenges at the end of this term, and we are very sorry to see her leaving us.

Miss Wallington has contributed an awful lot to our school, from her excellent leadership of Foundation Phase (including the two new additions she brought in, Toffee and Fluffball) to her excellent work with recorders, Criw Cymraeg and our Eco Committee.

Miss Wallington will be missed by all.

I would like to say a huge thank you on behalf of all connected to Leighton CP School, especially our children, for all that she has done whilst with us.

Thank you Jess – and all the very best for your next steps forward!

After Easter Mr Wain will become the new Foundation Phase teacher.  Mr Wain has worked at our school on many occasions and as such knows the school and our children very well.  We are sure that the transition will therefore be positive for all children.

Welsh Week 2018

WELSH WEEK will start Monday 26/2! We will be engaging in Welsh themed activities, in class and around the school; we will have our St David’s Day assembly on Thursday, followed by a Welsh food stall; on Friday we will have Welsh Book Day, dressing up as Welsh characters, famous Welsh people, or just in Welsh colours; we will also be visited by a Welsh harpist on Friday afternoon!


School Clubs 2018

Clubs Lunch After school
Mon: Maths Club (Mrs Leach) Homework/Games Club (Mrs Harries)
Tues:  Writing Club (Mrs Harries) KS2 Football (Mr Harte) / Art Club (Mrs Leach)
Wed: Recorder (Miss Wallington) Tennis Club (Mr Billington)
Thurs: School Council (Mr Harte) Welsh Club (Mrs Harries)
Fri: Eco Committee / Criw Cymraeg (Miss Wallington) Foundation Football (Mr Harte)

Love Your School Day

Thanks to all parents who were kind enough to give up their time to assist (and lead) with lots of school maintenance and improvement jobs – it’s really worthwhile and helps us to keep our school looking as good as it can 🙂

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Healthy Schools Award


We have achieved Healthy Schools Phase 4 status!


Congratulations to all at Leighton Primary school for achieving Phase 4 of the Powys Healthy Schools Award.

I’m writing to give some feedback from the morning which we both thoroughly enjoyed.

‘The highlight of our visit was the great understanding the Schools council and Eco council had in regards what it is to be a healthy school. Pupil participation came across very strong where the pupils we met felt happy and proud to be a part of the Leighton School community.

 A strength was the consistent approach from foundation phase to Yr 6 towards ensuring emotional health and wellbeing of the children was valued through programs such as KIVA, Value systems, Premier League Stars, Incredible Years, Golden time, Playtime rota, good behaviour awards in assembly, buddy step, feelings charts, Police Core Liaison program and more.  

 It was clear Physical activity was embedded in the daily life of the school with a range of after school clubs, sports ambassadors and active playtimes. Healthy eating was always encouraged with Healthy living assemblies, Fruit time in KS1 and rolling out to KS2.

 There is a strong Leighton community with an active FOLS (Friends of Leighton School) organising Macmillan Coffee mornings, sponsored dribble etc and it was great to see all the work achieved on ‘Love your school day ’with the incredible bug house!’

Goodbye Heidi!

After a fantastic 22 and a half years at Leighton, Heidi is moving on to new adventures.  Her commitment and dedication to our school has always been First Class, and her bright and cheery approach has always brought the best out of our children.

They will all, past and present, want to wish her all the very best in whatever she chooses to do next.

Leighton CP School says a MASSIVE THANK YOU to Heidi for all that you’ve contributed throughout the years – and we hope that you’ll be a regular visitor in the future.


2017/18 Term Dates

Term / Holiday First Day Last Day
Autumn Term Dates Monday September 4, 2017 Friday October 27, 2017
Autumn Half Term
Autumn Term Dates Monday November 6, 2017 Wednesday December 20, 2017
Christmas Holidays
Spring Term Dates Tuesday January 9, 2018 Friday February 9, 2018
Spring Half Term
Spring Term Dates Monday February 19, 2018 Friday March 23, 2018
Easter Holidays
Summer Term Dates Tuesday April 10, 2018 Friday May 25, 2018
Summer Half Term
Summer Term Dates Monday June 4, 2018 Friday July 20, 2018
Summer Holidays