We believe that every child has the right to an education and that attendance at school has a big impact on a child’s learning.


At Tir-Y-Berth Primary School, we take great pride in ensuring that attendance is maintained at a high level and that this is promoted and celebrated right across the school. While your child is with us, we will monitor their attendance very closely, in order to secure the very best education for them. We put in place interventions where attendance is dropping, but also reward pupils where attendance is excellent!


Here are just some incentives we use:

  • Home-School Attendance Tracker:- At the start of the year your child will be provided with a Home-school attendance book that will allow you to keep a written record at home of the days that your child is absent from School.
  • Weekly Class Competitions:- with a special score board in the hall to show attendance and a trophy for the winning class.
  • Individual rewards:- for pupils with 97%+ attendance we have special reward packs to celebrate this attendance. We also put in place special rewards for pupils who show improved attendance.
  • 100% Reward :- Each term a special treat day is organised for pupils with 100% that term. This has included trips such as bowling and a trip to the cinema.


We regularly check the attendance of pupils and, should any concerns arise regarding your child’s attendance, we will be in touch to try and help get your child’s attendance back on track!


More information about attendance can be found below, along with our policy for attendance. More information about Term Time holidays can be found under the ‘Parent’ section of the Website.


Attendance Information for Parents



Governors AGM Report Gazette and Summary 2016/17


2016-2017 Governors AGM Summary

2016-2017 Governors AGM Report




Helpful information for parents. If you have any queries regarding any of the information, please contact the school.

Use of PDG Funding


School Uniform

The school actively encourages all children to wear school uniform which consists of the following:

  • Royal blue sweatshirt, hooded top or cardigan (with or without logo)
  • White or royal blue polo shirt  (with or without logo)
  • Grey trousers or skirt
  • Blue checked summer dresses

Additional Items


  • Fleece jacket
  • Shower proof jacket
  • Baseball cap/woolly hat
  • Book bags
  • Gym sack

All are available with logo. Items with a logo can be ordered from the school – click the link  for more information

School Lunches


The cost of a school meal is £2.10 which includes a main course and dessert. Water is available for pupils at all times. Meals provided are rotated on a three weekly basis. Details of meals served on given days can be found on the following website:

We would be grateful if payment for meals is made on a Monday for the week ahead, with money being sent into school in an envelope, clearly marked with your child’s name. If you would like to apply for free school meals, please complete an application form and send into school. Forms can be found using the following: link


If your child is allergic to a specific type of ingredient, or require a meat free alternative: please inform us

Lunch - Dinner - Food at Tiryberth Primary School, Hengoed, Caerphilly

If pupils do not wish to have a school meal, they may bring a packed lunch to school.

Tir-y-berth Primary promotes healthy lifestyles and therefore encourages healthy packed lunches.

NOTE: For the safety of all children, please endure that drinks  are not in glass bottles.

Holiday Information - Tiryberth Primary School


If you would like to take your child out of school for a holiday/break permission must be obtained from the Headteacher. This will only be granted if the pupil has an attendance level of 93% or more and will only be undertaken two weeks prior to the holiday. Please download: Holiday Request Form and return it to the school secretary

After School Clubs

At Tir y berth Primary School Primary School, we encourage all pupils to take part in after extra curricular clubs. All clubs begin at 3:15pm and finish at 4:00pm. Parents must complete a consent form prior to joining a club. These are sent out the week before the club begins.


Digital Leaders – Elected reps

Athletics – Years 4 – 6

Mini Movers – Reception – Year 2


Minecraft – Years 2 – 6


Glee – Years 2 – 6


Science (3:15 – 4:15) – Years 2 – 6

Tiryberth Primary School After School Club