Category Archives: Info for Parents and Carers

Information for First Day Back at School (2nd September)

We’re looking forward to welcoming all pupils back to school on Wednesday 2nd September.  Hope you all had a good break.  Please take note of the following:

Access to the School Site

Developers Morgan Sindall started work on the site over the holidays but there have been some changes to the way in which pupils, staff and visitors should access the site.

Pedestrians should use the existing North road (what we always called the drive) and walk up there as usual.  The new pedestrian footpath to the south is not quite ready.

All vehicles should use the South road.  Additional passing places and parking areas have been created.

Parents cannot drive onto the school site to drop children off.  This has always been the case but is even more important now we have construction traffic on site as well.

School Transport

If you have received a letter from school transport with a timetable attached, please note that the timetable may be wrong.  The RCT website has the correct times.  For ease of access they are listed below.  Times accurate from RCT website 01/09/2015.

Bryncae (Edwards Coaches – bus number 141/05)

Pickup point To school From school
Trenos Gardens 7:58 15:09
Post Office 8:00 15:07
Terry’s Way 8:02 15:05
Y Pant Comprehensive 8:10 14:55

Brynna (Edwards Coaches – bus number 141/01)

Pickup point To school From school
Mountain Hare 7:50 15:15
Brynna School 7:52 15:13
Eagle Hotel 7:54 15:11
Hillcrest 7:56 15:09
Y Pant Comprehensive 8:10 14:55

Groesfaen (Mainline Travel – bus number 141/04)

Pickup point To school From school
Tynewydd 7:40 15:25
Babell 7:46 15:19
Groesfaen Houses 7:50 15:15
Southgate 7:54 15:11
Rhiw Gog 7:57 15:08
Ynysmaerdy Industrial Estate 7:59 15:06
Bottom of lane (off the by-pass) 8:01 15:04
Talbot Square 8:05 15:00
Y Pant Comprehensive 8:10 14:55

Llanharan (Mainline Travel – bus number 141/02)

Pickup point To school From school
The Bear Inn 7:56 15:09
Birchgrove 7:58 15:07
Tylacoach 8:00 15:05
Y Pant Comprehensive 8:10 14:55

Llanharan (Laser Minicoach and Bus Hire- bus number 141/06)

Pickup point To school From school
Meadow Rise 07:58 15:07
Hillside Avenue 07:59 15:06
Llanharan War Memorial 08:00 15:05
Y Pant Comprehensive 08:10 14:55

Llanharan (Edwards Coaches- bus number 141/07)

Pickup point To school From school
Baptist Church 7:50 15:20
Llanharry Road 7:52 15:18
Parc Bryn Derwen 7:55 15:15
Pen y Parc 7:58 15:12
Llechau Farm 8:02 15:08
Elms Farm 8:04 15:06
Y Pant Comprehensive 8:10 14:55

Llanharry (Edwards Coaches- bus number 141/03)

Pickup point To school From school
The Bear Inn 8:01 15:14
Y Pant Comprehensive 8:20 14:55

School Uniform Shop – Summer 2015

The school uniform shop will be open the following times over the summer.

  • Week of 13th July (Monday to Thursday) 4.30pm-8.00pm
  • 1st September (Tuesday) 4.30pm-8.00pm
  • 2nd September (Wednesday) 4.30pm-8.00pm
  • 3rd September (Thursday) 3.00pm-8.00pm

Please note: the shop is also open every Thursday during term time (3.00pm until 6.00pm).

Should any parent require a special order, i.e. smaller or larger size than usually stocked, then the order will need to be placed as soon as possible.

I would like to remind parents that volunteers run the uniform shop in order to keep costs of the uniform down. If you are interested in volunteering your services please contact Mrs. Carter , P.A. to the Headteacher on (01443) 237701.

However, from 1st October 2015 the cost of each item (except ties & socks) will increase by 50p. This is the first increase in 4 years.

Possible snow forecast this week

Some weather forecasts contain the possibility of snow for South Wales this week (although not in the Met Office forecast below).  If school is to be closed we will notify parents and pupils via the website, Facebook and Twitter.  You should assume school is open unless we notify otherwise.

Please take note of the following information which was shared with parents in out September newsletter.

Around this time of year there is always the possibility that the school might have to be closed at very short notice.  This might be as the result of inclement weather or perhaps a failure in one of the major utilities.  In the event of this happening it is important that all pupils, particularly younger pupils, understand the arrangements you have made for them.

The decision to close the school at short notice will not be taken lightly.  However, there may be times when to remain open would put at risk the health and safety of both students and staff at the school.  We will, of course, endeavour to ensure that no pupil is left in an unsafe situation.  Please check the school website, Facebook page and Twitter feed for updated information.

This weather forecast is generated by the Met Office Weather Widget