Welcome to the Ysgol Bodfari website. If you wish to contact the school or pay us a visit, please phone the headteacher, Mrs. Ruth Thackray on 01745 710329.Our School
Ysgol Bodfari nestles at the foot of the Clwydian Range in the picturesque village of Bodfari, 3 miles from Denbigh and 5 miles from St. Asaph. We are a small rural school and pride ourselves in having a caring, family orientated outlook, believing that children do not learn unless they feel happy and secure.
Although primarily an English medium school, we are committed to promoting the language and culture of Wales and all children learn Welsh as a second language.
Children are often taught in small groups or individually and it is our aim that each child is given the utmost help and motivation to achieve his/her potential.
The school is well resourced for all subject areas including a small computer suite and excellent outdoor play areas.
Please browse through the photos and you will find further information about our school, Playgroup and extra-curricular activities. Up to date information on school events ca be found if you visit our news section.Bodfari Playgroup
Bodfari Playgroup meet every Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon from 1pm to 3.30pm and Thursday and Friday morning during term time from 9am to 12noon. If required, children may have a school dinner or their own packed lunch between 12 noon and 1pm.
Children may attend Playgroup from the age of 2years 6months and do not necessarily have to be out of nappies. We have a nappy changing room.
Fees are £5 per session.
A typical session would be:-
Toast and drink (am); biscuit and drink (pm)
More play and some structured activities
Stories, singing, group talk
A designated Early Years play area is available for play sessions.
For more information please contact Sharon on
01745 584648Playgroup Plus
Children may extend their hours in school from the term after their 3rd birthday. These three year olds may attend Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday mornings from 9am until 12noon, or 1pm if staying for lunch. Also, Thursday and Friday afternoons from 1pm until 3.15pm.
There is no charge for Playgroup Plus.
THE COMBINATION OF PLAYGROUP AND PLAYGROUP PLUS SESSIONS GIVES 3 YEAR OLDS THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE IN SCHOOL AS FOLLOWS:-
Monday ----------------------- 9am to 1pm
Tues, Wed, Thurs. and Fri. ----- 9am to 3.15pmParent and Toddler Group
A group of parents with babies/toddlers meet on a Wednesday afternoon in the school hall from 2pm until 3.15 for a chat, play and refreshments.
The Toddler Group is not run exclusively for those who live in the village, nor is it for mothers only. We sometimes have fathers and grandparents bringing children along. All are welcome.
There is a washroom available for changing nappies.After School Activities
These are usually on a Monday Tuesday and Wednesday and include, French, Recorders and a rolling programme of others.Instrumental Lessons
At present we are able to provide piano and violin lessons at £35 each per term.School Trips and Activities
We are very aware of the benefit of taking children out of school for a variety of activities and visits to support the curriculum.
We endeavor to enhance children's learning by inviting visitors to school with knowledge and expertise to talk to and work with the children.School Transport
Free school transport is available to children who live in Tremeirchion, Afonwen or within the outer reaches of our catchment area, please ask in school if you think you may qualify for this service.