News and Events.





Whitesands Scolton Manor Trip

Whitesands Class had a fantastic day at Manor House Wildlife Park

on Thursday 18th July 2024















Whitesands Wonderful Workouts!

Whitesands class had a great exercise morning on Thursday 4th July 2024!

Thanks Exercise Buddies – Pembrokeshire!








We have some very exciting news!

DofE Wales has named the Young Ambassadors for Wales, and not only are two of them from Pembrokeshire but also from our school!

Alex Underwood and Celyn Sollis have been chosen for this important role; and they are perfect for it, because they represent everything that is excellent about the Award 
Both have already completed their Bronze and Silver Awards, and they did their Gold Award expedition a week ago.
So congratulations to Alex and Celyn, who continue to do great things while completing their Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards – everyone at school and DofE Pembrokeshire is so proud of them!

















Well done Christopher Mcewen! We are very lucky to have Chris come into our school to do weekly boxing sessions with our pupils





















We were very excited to welcome our Belgian friends from Buso Spermalie to Portfield on Tuesday 14th May 2024, as part of our Taith project!
Skomer class took our visitors on a tour of the beautiful St David’s Cathedral.

Everyone was very impressed.

We’re looking forward spending the next few days together!











Puffin class love their ‘April Showers’ themed Bucket Time

(30th April 2024)



Another fantastic boxing session for Newgale class with Chris McEwen

(Thursday 2nd May 2024)


We love dancing!





Portfield Gymnastics Superstars!

Portfield’s gymnasts are bringing home numerous medals after the competition in Cardiff on Thursday 25th April. The Superstars dazzled the crowd with their talents on floor, vault, beam, ball, ribbon, and hoop. Their impressive display of agility, strength, and grace left a lasting impression on the judges and everyone is proud of their accomplishments.

Well done everyone!













Whale Class Brilliant Boxercise

Another great boxing session last week (18th April 2024)

with Christopher Mcewen of ABCBoxWise Disability Boxing












Arrrrggh!!!! Seahorse had a blast on Pirate Day!


Check out their photos below:



Whitesands Pembroke Castle Trip

Whitesands class had a fantastic time during last week (11th – 15th March)

on their trip to Pembroke Castle




Seahorse Have Been Busy Bees!


The Silver DofE group and Woodland Warriors joined forces yesterday! We had a great day out at Milford Marina and our groups dealt with very tricky terrain. Well done, everyone! 




Newgale Crew – Sensory Story ‘Shabang’

Newgale had lots of fun on Wednesday afternoon 13th March 2024, Rachel from Nolton class came and did a sensory story for us. We had lots of fun in ‘Shabang’!







Ramsey World Book Day 2024 Activities

Ramsey class had some World book day fun!

We made hungry caterpillars from wraps, we chose books to take home, we chose a story for Mrs Stewart to read and then we watched some stories from Mr Hewitt.



Puffin’s Perfect Pot Preparation

In Puffin class, we prepared flower pots for our market day stall.

We sold them all to our friends in Lower School


Updates from the Taith group Sweden Visit

Day 4 News (7th March 2024)

-The last update from Taith group although there are plenty of more incredible photos to follow!

-After an early breakfast the group headed to Stockholm Arlanda. The pupils were superb going through the bag drop and security. The flight was a good one and arrived on time.

-We are now heading back to Haverfordwest on the coach after an adventure of a lifetime.

Check out our 5th set of photos below!






Updates from the Taith group Sweden Visit

Day 4 News (7th March 2024)

-We headed to the ice hockey stadium and took part in a cross country skiing session. It was great fun and everyone did a great job.

-We then went to Jalla school where they have a range of animals and farm equipment The pupils enjoyed learning about the animals and the machines. Our Swedish friends then hosted an afternoon tea. We had a nice chat, drink and some beautiful cakes.

-The group ended the afternoon by going to the shops to buy some souvenirs.

-Swedish meatballs this evening after packing our bags. A great fourth day in Sweden!

Day 3 News (6th March 2024)

-Another beautiful day in Sweden!

-After breakfast the group travelled 30 minutes to the nature school, a beautiful area surrounded by woodland and lakes Here we went for a walk and had some burgers on the fire We went to a bird viewing platform to see some local wildlife.

-Afterwards we travelled to school to meet our friends for fika – a drink and cake. We then went into the centre of Uppsala to see the beautiful cathedral

-The pupils have had a wonderful day in the sunshine. We are heading back to our accommodation for food and some social time.

Check out our 3rd set of photos below!



Puffin Class loved seeing the Therapy dog.

(Wednesday 6th March 2024)

He’s always a welcome visitor!!


More News from the Portfield School Taith Team!

Day 2 News (5th March 2024)

From our staff and students in Sweden on the Taith project!

-After a good sleep the group had a lovely Swedish breakfast which included cinnamon rolls After this we headed to the frozen lake for some sledging on the ice.

-After this we had some chill time in the “Köta” a hut with lovely calming music and a roaring fire.

-We then went outside for some hot-dogs cooked on an outside fire.

-After a short journey we went to fryskollen for fika with our friends along with a Swedish lesson.

-We ended the afternoon at the leisure centre where we played a range of games including the running bikes, boccia, bowling and wheelchair rugby.

-We have returned to Tallkrogen where we will be cooking an evening meal of Spaghetti Bolognese. A superb day had by all!

Check out our 2nd set of photos below!



News just in from the Portfield School Taith Team!

We have 10 students and 9 staff travelling to Sweden to meet our Swedish partners in Fyrisskolan, Uppsala. It’s the first time travelling by plane for some of our students, so you can imagine the levels of excitement. We’re very grateful to Taith for the funding for this incredible opportunity!

Here’s the update from the Taith Sweden group:

Day 1 News (4th March 2024)

-After a very early start the group left Portfield at 4.30am for the first leg of the journey to Sweden. The group stopped en route in Magor services for breakfast and then headed to Heathrow.

-It was a fantastic experience for all of the pupils as the group moved through the baggage drop and security. The pupils took all of this in their stride and were excellent throughout.

-An excited group headed onto the plane and after a few initial nerves we made our way to Stockholm Arlanda. Part of the group even met the pilot in the cockpit!

-After a gentle flight we took the short journey to the beautiful accommodation at Tallkrogen for a pizza tea. After a long day the pupils are ready for their bedtime routines and a good night’s sleep.

Check out our first set of photos below!


















Portfield School on the Radio!

Following the Education Minister’s visit, Pure West Radio will be broadcasting interviews with staff, pupils and Mr Miles on:

Monday 12th Feb between 7 – 9:30am at half past the hour.

Please listen in to hear all about the exciting activities pupils and staff have been involved in thanks to funding from the TAITH project!

You can listen live by tapping below:








Big Thank You to Darwin Centre Science

Our pupils have had an amazing experience learning about the marine environment, thanks for coming into school Darwin Centre

Check out all our pictures in the gallery below

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Whitesands Boxercise With Chris

(4th February 2024)











Amazing Boxercise Session for Marloes

Marloes class had another amazing Boxercise session on Thursday 1st February 2024 with Chris McEwen!




















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Students have been busy in Trysorau shop and warehouse the past week (22nd – 25th January) and we even had donuts and hot chocolate to celebrate Mrs George’s birthday!

















Noa has been working very hard to build the Eiffel Tower out of Lego!

(November 2023)

Isn’t it impressive!


Broad Haven class had great fun creating Firework splat art!


Portfield Movember

Some of our staff members are growing a moustache to support men’s health with Movember this month. These include Mark Williams, Andy Evans, George Clarke, John Evans, Dean Jones, Luke James, Brian Millard, Derrin Gaskel, Jamie Walsh, Richard Morgan, David Davies & Ryan Sheppard.

If you would like to donate to support them, the link to donate is https://buff.ly/3ufNzI2


Puffin class had a lovely time swimming yesterday

(16th October 2023)


Caldey Class had their own ‘Wellbeing Wednesday’ on 8th November 2023

We showed appreciation to our friends during the day, by making each other a friendship bracelet.

It made us all feel very happy!


Lest we forget!

Portfield representatives at the Cenotaph for Remembrance Day 2023


Thank you very much to Lewis, our Head Boy and Celyn, our Head Girl for laying the wreath this morning on behalf of Portfield School. Also, thank you to Ella for attending to represent our Service children and Military families.


Seahorse class did a fantastic job making art fireworks!

(6th November 2023)


United Classes’ Wreath Making

Whitesands and Newgale classes enjoyed working together to create our Remembrance wreath for our school assembly


Puffin class loved their Bonfire night sensory story!


Trysorau Christmas Stock Prep!

The boys have been super busy on 10th November 2023, getting our Christmas stock out in Portfield Trysorau.

Be sure to pop in and grab yourself a Christmas bargain!


Marloes Class Boxing Week (6th -10th November 2023)

This week in boxing we have really worked hard on learning different boxing techniques. We learned how to dodge and move our bodies and how to travel backwards and forwards in a proper boxing stance. A special mention to Tomas for his incredible coaching skills – he was super patient and understanding and really impressed everyone with how well he demonstrated the different moves!


Introducing Portfield Trysorau October employees of the month!

Well done Caitlyn and Jordan!


Whale class have loved all things Halloween this week – (23rd-27th October 2023)

We have done some pumpkin printing using apples, we have made Rice Krispie pumpkin treats and we even completed some Numeracy and Literacy Halloween themed tasks!

We hope you all have a lovely half term!


AAC Awareness Months Top tips for October 2023

Just some Top tips for AAC and our wonderful students using all aspects of communication throughout their day #AACawarenessmonth 


Seahorse class has been busy this week (23rd-27th October 2023), making chocolate dipped apples and having fun with numbers!


The Art Group enjoyed a visit to Oriel y Parc in St. David’s on 25th October 2023.

They explored work by author Jackie Morris and have come back inspired with ideas for art projects 


Starfish Autumn Sensory Assembly October 2023

Starfish pupils really enjoyed exploring the Autumn Sensory Assembly this week. They explored pumpkins, the scent of cinnamon, cloves and enjoyed watching the autumn leaves fall, whilst singing “Autumn leaves are falling down.”


Options Group – Keep Wales Tidy!

They did a litter pick around the school on 25th October 2023!


Grassholm Class visited Good Hook Pumpkins on 27th October 2023


Friday 27th October is World Occupational Therapy day!

We are so lucky to have amazing OT’s working with the pupils at Portfield.

Thank you for everything you do!


Students have been busy in Portfield Trysorau shop and warehouse getting all the winter woolies ready for sale.

Don’t forget to pop in and grab a bargain when you’re in Haverfordwest!


Marloes Class Spooky Boxing

Marloes had a SPOOKY boxing session on 26th October 2023! Seth was our boxing coach today and did a great job taking us through our paces. We did shadow boxing and worked hard on our listening skills. When we finished we played a monster copying game with Chris – we were zombies and vampires and all sorts of things!

We love our sessions with Chris!


New Winter Meals Menu

Please see the new Winter School Meals Menu which starts on Monday November 6th – Week 1


School Essentials Grant

There is a Welsh Government Grant available to families who are on a lower income which can be used for purchasing sports kit:

· £125 per learner

· £200 for learners entering year 7 (to help with increased costs associated with starting secondary school)

· All compulsory school years from reception to year 11 are now eligible

Click below to find out more and apply


Y Porth have been practising their road safety and shopping skills



Christmas Fayre


Please join us at our Christmas Fayre on Thursday 23rd November 5-7pm in the upper site hall.

If you are interested in having a stall at the fayre please ring school (01437 762701) and speak to Sam Harries.


Puffin Pumpkin Volcano

Puffin class made a pumpkin volcano with baking soda and vinegar on Tuesday 24th October


Whale Class Autumn Learning

Whale class have enjoyed learning all about animals that hibernate in the Autumn.

We have loved making the animals out of clay!


We would like to remind you it’s our Family Forum event tomorrow (25th October 10-11am) in our Upper Site Hall. All are welcome


Communication Group Getting Crafty

Communication Group have been loving working together on a Thursday morning getting crafty and using lots of seasonal language on our AAC devices #AACawarenessmonth


Harvest Collection

We will be collecting Harvest donations for Patch Charity and The Trussell Trust over the next week. If you would like to donate non- perishables for our Harvest collection we would very much appreciate it.

There will be collection points on Lower, Upper, Sixth Form and Y Porth sites where your youngsters can leave their donations.

Thank you very much for your continued support.


Pupils in Y Porth visited the ‘Your Choice, Your Future’ careers event at Haverfordwest High

(Monday 16th October)


Whale class have enjoyed getting creative making ‘owl on toast’ – delicious!

(Monday 23rd October 2023)


Puffin Class’ Making Magnificent Music

Fantastic work from Puffin class all week Music , literacy and numeracy, and also exploring the eye-gaze and sound beam today!


Starfish Class Making Magical Music!

Starfish class really enjoyed their music session this week which included singing, choosing instruments & moving to the music.

It was great fun!

This inspired us to make our own music throughout the week (16th – 20th October) including composing music for our sensory story and making music using natural items outside!


Broad Haven Class Celebrate Caribbean Week

(16th -20th October)

Broad Haven Class enjoying Caribbean week by making Caribbean fruit salad and listening to a pirate sensory story!

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Caudwell Children Sensory Pack

Please take a look, this is a wonderful opportunity

Parents and carers can apply for a sensory pack

Would your child benefit from sensory resources?

Caudwell Children provides a Get Sensory Pack filled with fun and sensory-soothing toys. We have a pack for children aged 0-3 and a pack for children and young people aged up to 18 years old.

Our highly experienced in-house clinical team has specially designed our packs. They selected key sensory items that offer children a broad range of sensory opportunities, therapeutic benefits, and interactive experiences.

Due to popular demand, it may take longer to process applications. However, we will contact families at every stage of the application process to give updates.

For a complete list of eligibility criteria and to apply for a Get Sensory Pack for your child, follow the link below:

#sensory#SensoryToys#JoinTheChange#WeAreAllDifferent#BeYou#charity#SensoryRooms#kids#SensoryPack#GetSensory


Our Art Workshop pupils used their imaginations and created this piece of art from clothing in our charity shop warehouse….


Broad Haven class would like to show how they use AAC (augmentative & alternative communication) throughout the day….


Seahorse class have been dyeing rice for our Autumn sensory tray and we’ve had so much fun playing in it!


Don’t forget it’s our Big Coffee Morning tomorrow (20th October) at 9.30am.

Please come and join us!


More Boxing News for Marloes Class

Thursday 20th October 2023

It’s Boxing day again with Christopher Mcewen! In Marloes class we have started working on coaching with a different student leading the group each week – This week was Madysun’s turn and she took the group through different exercises and moves! We finished up with a game of ‘smiley faces’ which was a bit like ‘What’s the Time Mr Wolf?’! Madysun did a great job and was a fantastic coach!


Marloes Class’ Brilliant Boxing!

Last week – 11th October

A big Portfield thank you to Christopher McEwen Pembroke and Pembroke Dock ABC BoxWise London & Great Britain Disability Boxing….

….Our pupils absolutely love their boxing sessions!


6th Form Careers Day Visit to Carmarthen

A fantastic and interesting day had by all the students at the Careers day in Carmarthen

on Wednesday 18th October.

Lots of activities were tried by all the pupils….



Chwaraeon Sir Benfro / Sport Pembrokeshire are offering FREE sessions for children aged 5-7 in Haverfordwest….


Busy Times for Caldey Class!

Caldey pupils have had a busy afternoon on Wednesday 18th October!

Some pupils had a fantastic time at the Future Event in Haverfordwest High whilst others went shopping and did some brilliant work experience.

Well done everyone!


Spooky ‘Friday 13th’ Halloween Crafts

Wheelchair skills group had some spooky fun on Friday 13th October doing Halloween crafts!


Grassholm Class Woodworking Skills

Grassholm class had another fantastic morning doing woodwork on Wednesday 11th October

Thanks Norman Industries


Wheelchair Skills Group’s ‘Parts of Our Wheelchairs’

(Friday 6th October 2023)

Our Wheelchair Skills group had fun searching the corridors of the school to find parts of our wheelchairs and are now able to name them!


Starfish Class Outside Environment!

Starfish class have been exploring the outside environment as part of Forest Schools


Portfield Family Forum

Please come along to our Family Forum event on Wednesday 25th October 10-11am in our Upper Site Hall.

All are welcome


Thank you to Ginny at the Pembrokeshire Hogspital for visiting us on Wednesday 11th October .

We loved learning about the hedgehogs and how we can help them

Thanks very much to those who sent in donations.

If you would still like to send in donations, please do so and we can deliver them to Ginny


Portfield School’s ‘Big Coffee Morning

We have organised a coffee morning for parents/carers and adults supporting our pupils, on Friday 20th October, in the Upper Site Hall

Everyone is welcome!


Art Workshop Students’ Cupboard Preparations

Our Art Workshop students have been busy preparing the cupboard doors in the sixth form common room, ready to be transformed….

….Watch this space!


A reminder that Pembrokeshire Hogspital are coming to visit school October 11th.

Please remember to send in any donations, thank you

We’re very excited that Pembrokeshire Hogspital are visiting school on Wednesday 11th October. Any donations from the list will be gratefully received 


Starfish class have been exploring autumn and the colour green this week


Seahorse class enjoyed baking gingerbread men for their ‘All About Me’ theme


Marloes Class Visited Jamies’ Wood for Forest Schools

On Wednesday 11th October, as part of Forest School we went out to Jamie’s Wood. We collected the wood to light our fire, so we could all have a hot drink. Hot Chocolate was the favourite of the day!

We started the day with two warm up games, which were great fun.

Once we had our drinks it was time to cook lunch, we made beans on toast which was delicious!


Seahorse class have been exploring colours


Another busy week in Portfield Trysorau.

Da iawn everyone!


Skomer class had a busy week drawing their own self portraits (2nd – 6th October)

They also enjoyed tea and toast in Tesco Cafe

….and fishing at Puddleduck Fishery


Newgale class loved visiting the baby guinea pigs in Ramsey class on Tuesday 10th October!


Chwaraeon Sir Benfro / Sport Pembrokeshire is offering FREE Fit and Fed sessions during October half term to include an ALN and disability session on Tuesday 31st October.

Please register your child using the following booking links:

Milford Monday 30th October

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HHVCS ALN session Tuesday 31st October

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Caldey class would like to wish Lily a very happy birthday!

Friday 6th October 2023


Whale class have loved reading and sequencing ‘The Little Red Hen’ story this week.

(2nd-6th October)

They enjoyed making some delicious bread and worked really hard remembering the steps we used to make the bread and sequencing the recipe.

Well done Whale class!


Seahorse class enjoyed the Autumn leaves and our Sensory Garden!

(Monday 9th October 2023)


Portfield School’s First Ever Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Takes Place!

Our first ever Bronze Duke of Edinburgh expedition with wheelchair users, who had to propel themselves in their own manual wheelchairs or use their walking aids to complete the walking aspect of their expedition!

This expedition is not just the first ever in Portfield School, but also the first in Pembrokeshire, so a massive achievement overall! They also completed various Forest School activities such as identifying insects, plants and flowers; making clay figures; learning how to light a fire safely; writing poetry about being outside; building shelters. We also visited the Lost Words exhibition in the Oriel y Parc in St David’s, which the pupils thoroughly enjoyed. We are so proud of our pupils – well done!

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Options group had a change of venue on 4th October

We decided to carry out a beach clean on Broadhaven beach.

In one hour we filled a black bin bag with wood which had nails sticking out, plastic, nylon rope, fishing lure, and a plastic drinks bottle.

We met members of the public who were walking their dogs and added some of their beach clean items to our collection.

Overall a very productive hour!


We’re very excited that Pembrokeshire Hogspital are visiting school on Wednesday 11th October.

Any donations from the list will be gratefully received


Happy AAC Month!


Whale class have loved learning all about their feelings and emotions this week

(25th – 29th September)


A reminder that school meals will have a theme day ‘OUTER SPACE’ on Thursday 5th October!

All special diets will still be catered for


Portfield Trysorau had some brand new volunteers on board on Friday 29th September !

The boys did a wonderful job!


Our Physio team would like to share this with parents:

Down syndrome UK DSUK provides families with access to advice about early years physical development in children with a diagnosis of Down’s Syndrome. There are also virtual therapy sessions available. Families may find this useful, particularly for pre-school age children.

Click the image below to take you to the webpage:


Starfish class have been looking at ‘The Starry Night’ by Vincent Van Gogh in Art

(25th-29th September 2023)


It was a windy day Wednesday 27th September….

….but that didn’t stop our pupils from keeping Wales tidy!!!!



 Our Sixth Form Pupils have been working hard….

….doing woodwork at Norman Industries


Whale class have been playing literacy games.

(26th September 2023)

Da iawn!


Lots of fun baking biscuits in Whale class!

(25th September 2023)


Grassholm Class enjoying fishing on Wednesday 27th September

Well done to all students!


Whale class have been trying Spin Yoga


Puffin class have been enjoying games, stories and baking!

Especially the cookies!


Virtual Parent Network Group Update

The next Virtual Parent Network Group of the term, where we look at ‘Parenting Scripts’ is coming up on October 25th, 10:00-11.30am. Please see our posters below for details.

To Book your place please click on the following link: https://forms.office.com/r/8WvqcscL7f

Alternatively you can contact us on pps@pembrokeshire.gov.uk or 01437 776354


It’s been another busy week of work experience at Portfield Trysorau!


Please contact Surfability UK CIC for more info or to book a place!

EXCITING NEWS!

We are thrilled to announce that Shaka Surf and Surfability are teaming up for a women’s adaptive surf day in Pembrokshire on the 7th of October!

As two organizations that are passionate about making surfing more accessible, we’re excited to create a welcoming space where ALL women can come together to share the joys of surfing.

We will be using Surfability’s world class range of prone, tandem and seated surfboards to ensure that everyone can join in, regardless of their needs.

Whether you have never tried surfing before or you’re a seasoned pro, our experienced team of qualified adaptive surf instructors have you covered.

ABOUT THE DAY:

We will be running one hour adaptive surf lessons between 10AM and 5PM on the 7th of October.

These lessons will take place at either Whitesands or Broadhaven North depending on conditions.

Surfability will be handling all bookings so please get in touch with them if you or a loved one would like to book or have any queries!

We can’t run events like this without the help of our incredible volunteers so if you are interested in volunteering, please get in touch!

Friends of the surfing community, please share! Let’s help as many women as possible experience the thrill of surfing!!


Please note that school meals will have a theme day ‘OUTER SPACE’ on Thursday 5th October!

All special diets will still be catered for


Busy Times in Trysorau for Skomer!

Its been another busy day at Portfield Trysorau for our students from Skomer class!


Amazing attention Autism (Bucket Time) session about volcanos!



Whale class have had a fantastic week learning all about parts of our bodies!

Da iawn Whale class!


Puffin Herbs and Veg!

Puffin class have been growing some herbs and vegetables in our raised bed and pots outside class! Today we sampled peas, runner beans and tomatoes that we had grown, as well as smelled the lovely herbs!


Autumn has arrived at Portfield Trysorau!

Come and see us Monday to Friday between 10am and 3pm


School Nurse Visit

The school nurses will be coming in to do this year’s flu vaccinations on Thursday 5th October for pupils in Reception class to Year 11. Please complete the consent form sent home today and return it to school by next Thursday 21st September.
Thank you


Puffin pupils have been working really hard on all their tasks this week (11th-15th September 2023)


‘How to Improve Communication with school, when you have a child with additional needs (ALN)’. This parent workshop is open to all families living in Pembrokeshire, please click on the link or call 01437 776354 for more info https://forms.office.com/r/8WvqcscL7f


The Family Support Team at Dechrau’n Deg Sir Benfro / Flying Start Pembrokeshire are running courses this term. Please contact them for more info….


Puffin Class had a lovely first week back at school


Whale class have had a lovely week settling back into school and enjoying time in the sunshine!


We would like to give a big welcome to our newest stars in Starfish class


Sandy Bear Children’s Bereavement Charity are inviting everyone to take part in their 5k Charity Fun Run on Sunday 17th September. Please see link below for more details….



There’s an opportunity for parents and carers to attend the Explaining and Supporting PDA Workshop with ASD Family Help – Pembrokeshire