PTA Film Club

Film Club will take place after school on Tuesday 9th April until 5pm.   Please complete the form sent home this week if your child wishes to come along. Please return this to school with £4 paid online if possible (or in an envelope with monies if you are unable to pay online) by Thursday 4th April at the latest to enable us to order food / drink supplies. Diolch.    

Free Domestic Abuse Support

Please find attached a poster we received yesterday for the next programme that Wrexham County Borough Council is running which we have been asked to share with families.
The next group is starting in Caia Park Hub on Friday March 22nd 9.30am start . Applicants can self refer at the first session or call to contact on the poster for details.
The Freedom programme is a tool for all families whether they are experiencing, have experienced, wish to know more about or to be able to support their children or others in relationships.
The programme is free for anyone who is a parent.
Please call the named persons on the poster if you require any further information.  

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PTA Picture Competition – Where in Wrexham? – EXTENDED CLOSING DATE

Plas Coch, Wrexham have very kindly donated some pictures to Barker’s Lane PTA which will be displayed at the back of the school hall this week at our curriculum presentations and Welsh celebrations. The PTA have launched a competition to win one of the pictures for an entry fee of £1. All proceeds will go towards PTA funds.
You can have a look at the pictures at the back of the school hall and pick up an entry form whilst at Parents’ Evening this week or take some time to do some research over the half term with your child and enter. Some of the pictures are very easily recognisable and some will hopefully have you intrigued and puzzled!
To access the competition online, please paste the following into your browser:
The closing date has been extended to Friday 29th March NOON. Pob lwc!

WCBC consultation on the proposal to increase capacity at Barker’s Lane

Please see the message below from the Local Authority:   Dear Consultee

Consultation on the proposal to increase capacity at Barker’s Lane CP.

Following the meeting of Executive Board on 12 March 2019 permission was given to publish Statutory Notices for a period of 28 days, to enable the proposals to proceed.

The Statutory Notices will be published from 14 March 2019 to 11 April 2019.

Statutory Notice:-


Annwyl Ymgynghorai

Ymgynghoriad ar y cynnig i gynyddu capasiti Lôn Barcas – Ysgol Gynradd

Yn dilyn cyfarfod o’r Bwrdd Gweithredol ar 12 Mawrth 2019, rhoddwyd caniatâd i gyhoeddi Hysbysiadau Statudol am gyfnod o 28 diwrnod, i alluogi’r cynigion i symud ymlaen.

Bydd yr Hysbysiadau Statudol yn cael eu cyhoeddi rhwng 14 Mawrth 2019 a 11 Ebrill 2019.

Hysbysiad statudol:-


WCBC Consultation on the Proposal to Increase Capacity at Barker’s Lane

As you may be aware from local press, WCBC made a decision to now publish a Statutory Notice following the presentation of the post consultation report at the Executive Board meeting yesterday. Further information is detailed below as promised in our notification on 7th March. We were not in a position to share any information sooner because as many of you will already be aware, the school find out this information in the same way that parents / carers / community do. Please find below a letter from the Chair of Governors with further explanation. There is also a link to a copy of the Local Authority Post Consultation report which was provided to school today.    

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Wrexham Music Festival – Easter 2019

Does your child play a musical instrument or would they like the opportunity to sing in front of a live audience?  

The closing date for applications to take part in the NEW Wrexham Music Festival is on Friday March 22nd 2019.   

Wrexham Music Festival will be taking place during the first week of the Easter holiday, is a collaboration between Wrexham Symphony Orchestra, Wrexham Glyndwr University and Ty Pawb. The festival is an opportunity to showcase local musical talent and offers school pupils and students aged under 19 an opportunity across 6 classes of instrumentation – Keyboard (piano), Brass, Strings (Violin, Viola, Cello, Harp, Guitar and Percussion – to perform in front of a live audience in Ty Pawb.   

There is a poster, further information and an application form below for anyone interested. 

Further information can be obtained by sending an email to

Elias Ackerley, a category finalist in the 2018 BBC Young Musician of the Year competition, will be presenting a recital in the FREE to attend Live Music Showcase lunchtime concert on the Thursday (April 18th), and when he will be joined by fellow students from Chethams in Manchester.   We will be inviting them, and a few other local young musicians, to share about the importance of music in their lives and how it inspires them during this recital.

The organisers would like to encourage you to support this initiative and in encouraging young people in their musicianship, being part of this exciting new development in Wrexham.  Thank you.

pdf icon WMF-Basic-Information-File.pdf
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pdf icon WMF-Poster-Final-.pdf

Tesco Tokens and Important Information about Upcoming Events

The letter below includes information about our Eisteddfod, a presentation for parents and our upcoming celebration of welsh songs.   There is further information below about changes to additional learning needs provision in Wales and a current Welsh Government consultation which parents are invited to respond to by 22nd March 2019 if you so wish.    

pdf icon Curriculum-Digital-Skills-March-19.pdf
pdf icon AwarenessLettertoParents.pdf
pdf icon ALNFactsheetforparentscarerschildrenandyounpeople.pdf

E-Safety Advice – MOMO

A few children have raised concerns or worries about ‘MOMO’ which has been linked with a range of social media including Youtube Kids.   Our school police liaison officer has provided the information on the link below for parents.   Even if your child has not raised this as a concern, the ‘top tips for parents’ are very good practice for when your child is accessing the internet.   

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WCBC Proposal to Increase Capacity at Barker’s Lane

You may have seen in the press last evening, that on 12th March, the Local Authority will be presenting the report based on the consultation to increase capacity at Barker’s Lane that they undertook in the Autumn Term.   As soon as any information is provided to the school about any next steps we will forward this on to parents.