Stanwell School
Reminder for pupils and parents, sports day for Year 10 will be on Tuesday 16th July and the Year 7 Sports day will be on Wednesday 17th July. Wear PE kit to school and bring water and sunscreen.— Stanwell_School () July 12, 2024

@StanwellSchool - 12:40 PM - 12 Jul 2024

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@StanwellSchool - 12:07 PM - 12 Jul 2024

Meet Logan our pet therapy dog who comes to visit every Tuesday. Click the link to see more of Logan at work with the pupils.— Stanwell_School () July 12, 2024

@StanwellSchool - 11:58 AM - 12 Jul 2024

Stanwell's Charity Committee very much enjoyed their tour of the RNLI station in Penarth today. Thank you so much for the invite— Stanwell_School () July 12, 2024
Many thanks to the PTA for organising the raffle at our Junior production of Frozen this week. Stanwell PTA raised just over £300. Thank you to the local business who donated  prizes to the raffle.— Stanwell_School () July 12, 2024

@StanwellSchool - 11:38 AM - 12 Jul 2024

@StanwellSchool - 15:43 PM - 11 Jul 2024

An emotional last performance audience of Years 7 and 8! Curtain down until December! 🎵🎼🎭— Stanwell_School () July 11, 2024

@StanwellSchool - 09:51 AM - 11 Jul 2024

What a treat for Year 7 & 8 this morning. They are enjoying their own special performance of Frozen ❄️🧊⛄️— Stanwell_School () July 11, 2024

@StanwellSchool - 13:44 PM - 10 Jul 2024

Edrych ymlaen i drafod y , a'r dyfodol gydag ein ysgolion cynradd. Looking forward to discussing future plans and Siarter Iaith with our Primary Schools— Cymraeg Stanwell () July 10, 2024
Year 6 parents coming to join Stanwell from should have received their login details for Class Charts via email this afternoon. This is preparation for communication in Sept. The email has gone to contact 1&2.— Stanwell_School () July 9, 2024

@StanwellSchool - 18:17 PM - 9 Jul 2024

We're looking forward to tonight's performance of Frozen: audience members should aim to be in seats before 7pm to ensure a prompt start. Visitors & parents are asked to park on the school site & to be considerate of local residents. please bring cash for a programme— Stanwell_School () July 9, 2024

@StanwellSchool - 18:10 PM - 9 Jul 2024

Penarth Pier

Free School Meals

Every child has the right to the same opportunities to meet their potential. Free school meals are available to eligible pupils who attend full-time school. This includes Sixth Form Students

Please see the following guidance from Welsh Government regarding eligibility

Free School Meals In Wales Information

The Welsh Government Website says ‘Children and young people, whose parents or carers receive certain benefits, are entitled to free school meals. A child/young person may be eligible for free school meals provided certain eligibility criteria are met. If these criteria are met, the parent must apply for their child to receive free school meals.’

If you are claiming certain benefits, you could save money by claiming free school meals for your child.

Children who attend school in the Vale of Glamorgan and whose parents or carers receive the following benefits are entitled to receive Free School Meals. 


  • Income Support
  • Income-Based JobSeekers Allowance
  • Income-Related Employment Support Allowance
  • Guaranteed Pension Credit
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Child Tax Credit where total annual income (as assessed by HMRC) is less than £16,190
  • Working Tax Credit 'run-on'
  • Working Tax Credit 'run-on' 
  • Universal Credit where annual net earnings from employment or self-employment are £7,400 or less (as assessed by the Department for Works and Pensions)


Pupils who receive Income Support or Income-Based JobSeekers Allowance or Income-Related Employment Support Allowance in their own right are also eligible to receive free school meals.

You will not qualify for Free School Meals if you are in receipt of Working Tax Credit or Universal Credit and your annual net income from employed or self-employed earnings is over £7,400.

How to apply for free school meals

Applying for free school meals is a lot easier than you might think. If you think you may be eligible for free school meals you should apply to the LEA using the free school meal application form.

In all cases the actual application for Free school meals and/or a Uniform grant is dealt with by the Vale of Glamorgan Council. Guidance and an application form can be found in the document below or by visiting the Council’s website

School Essentials Grant

This grant can be used to help with the following:

  • The purchase of school uniforms including coats and shoes
  • Uniform for enrichment activities including but not limited to; scouts, guides, cadets, martial arts, sports, performing arts or dance.
  • Equipment e.g. school bags and stationery
  • Specialist equipment where new curriculum activities begin such as design and technology
  • Equipment for out of school hours trips such as outdoor learning e.g. waterproofs
  •     And laptops or tablets

How to apply