Contact Us

Should you wish to contact the school, we will be happy to respond to your enquiries. Our contact details are as follows:

Y Pant Comprehensive School
Cowbridge Road
Talbot Green
Pontyclun
Rhondda Cynon Taf
CF72 8YQ

Telephone: (01443) 237701
Fax: (01443) 229248
Email: enquiries.ypantcomp@rctednet.net

Contact can also be made via the school Business Manager Mr A. Gowman on 01443 236892

If you wish to comment on anything on this website, either fill in a comment form on the appropriate page or email the website development co-ordinator Miss Lucy Bunce on lucy.bunce@ypant.co.uk

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  1. You may also find the following link useful – it has all exam dates and times across all exam boards. If you click ‘Accept’ on the home page, you will then be sent through to a search which will allow you to compile and print exam timetables for the whole season, though some practical exams etc. may not be on there.

    http://www.modernisationonline.org.uk/comptimetable/

    1. Thanks very much Matthew – very useful site!

      Once all our exam entries are complete – we will still publish the school exam timetable here. Different exam boards have their exams on different days and of course there’s the extra level of confusion generated because some subjects then have different papers.

    1. We hope to have the updated prospectus on the website (which includes information about feeder primaries and catchment) very soon. In the meantime, if you phone the school directly on 01443 237701 someone will be able to answer your question.

  2. There seems to be some confusion about Year 9 options evening.On this website it clearly states this will take place on Wed March 9th,so having left my diary clear,I am quite concerned that I have been told that it has already taken place this month.Can you please clarify. Thanks.

    1. Thank you for pointing out this discrepancy. Yes the options evening took place last Wednesday. I can only apologise for any inconvenience caused. Information about ALL options will be available on the website in the next day or so.

  3. Please could you let me know when the exam timetables will be published for Year 8 and Year 10 pupils.
    Many Thanks

    1. The Art Pack can be bought as a pre-made pack at a discount price from school. I will ask Mrs J Gold, Head of Art to advise on the price and contents at the beginning of term.

  4. we have lost uniform all with names is it possible for the parents to look through lost property have lost a coat and pant fleece amongst other items.

  5. Can I ask why pupils have been asked to list ALL daily subjects in their homework diaries, when there is may not be any homework in some of those subjects?

    Apparently they have been told not to “argue” the case, but to just do it.

    In some cases I’d agree with this, but in this case it seems to be a futile exercise.

    Can they just list the subjects they have homework in…surely that would be more sensible, and would mean that the already limited space in the PLK wouldn’t be taken up unnecessarily.

    1. We have found that in many cases pupils were not recording homework in their PLK. Writing in the names of the subjects has resolved this problem for many pupils. It has also provided pupils with a more immediate reminder of which timetable week we are currently in as “wrong week” is the main reason for pupil forgetting books.

  6. I’m currently looking to book a holiday during term time week commencing July 9th for one week and will be requesting permission for my daughters absence during this time. However I do not want her to miss any important tests\exams… Will they be finished by this time?? This will not be a regular occurance. Eargerly awaiting your reply many thanks Lisa.

  7. Can you please advise what is happening regarding Work Experience.

    My son is currently in Year 10 – so I assume it is taken in Year 11?

    What is the process for getting them a position somewhere as I have an opportunity that I am able to apply for for him but need dates.
    Thanks

    1. An absence due to illness must be phoned in to the office on 01443 237701 and followed up with a written note. A planned absence for family holiday must be on an absence form which the head of year can provide you with.

  8. Hi. On the Y Pant website calendar, it states that Friday 24th May 2013 is the “official leaving date” for years 11, 12 and 13.

    My stepson is in Year 11 and is due to take GCSE exams, so can you confirm that this “leaving date” is correct – it will enable us to plan any potential holiday dates. Thanks.

    1. This is the correct date. Welsh Government rules now state that we cannot give students study leave prior to exams. There will be exams before this date and students will be released from lessons for these. Before planning holidays please also bear in mind that the GCSE, AS and A-level exams continue after half term as well. Many exams take place towards the end of June. We don’t yet have the exam timetable for the summer but will publish this when we do.

  9. Hi Miss Bunce,

    Could you kindly confirm if you have an update on GCSE exam dates for year 11′s please.

    Many thanks

  10. Hello
    I missed year 9 parents evening due to being stuck in traffic. Is there any possibility of speaking to or emailing my daughter’s teachers to discuss her progress?
    Thanks

  11. I wish to take my daughter of year 7 abroad on holiday from half day 8th May to return to school -16 May, but I don’t want her to miss out on any vital tests/exams! Please could you advise if these dates are appropriate, as I would like to book it today if possible not to miss out on such a great holiday! Many thanks.

    1. Dates for tests for year 7 are not confirmed yet. You can see anything that has been confirmed on the calendar. Any requests for time off for family holidays must be made in writing to the Headteacher.

  12. Hi there, Do you hire out your sports hall? I am looking to hire a sports facility for my local adult netball team? We need a training venue. Thank you!

  13. Hello, my daughter is due to start high school in September 2015, whilst I appreciate it’s premature, I was wondering how I would go about putting her down for Y Pant. We live in Tonyrefail, so are we out of the catchment area? Many Thanks

    1. Hello

      Tonyrefail is not in the Y Pant natural catchment area but this does not prevent you from applying. Please refer to the Admissions Dept in RCT for any issues relating to application (although it is, as you point out, still early days!)

      Regards

      Mark Powell (Headteacher)

  14. Next term my daughter will be joining set 1 year 9. I was wondering if someone could email me the topics to be learnt in History this year, the books being read in English and the title of the maths book they will be using.

    1. Apologies – we’ve had massive internet problems in school today so I’ve only just picked this up. I’ll see if I can find this out but I know a lot of staff are leaving for holidays tonight so it might be tricky.

    1. Hi Lisa,

      I shall try and catch up with Lauren this week, but since I don’t teach her, it might take a day or two! If Lauren would like to pop to the main reception in the meantime, Mrs Grant can give her a letter which explains everything.

      Hope that helps!

  15. Hello, are there lockers provided for pupils? Carrying an umbrella, school books pencil case etc packed lunch pe kit and food for home economic practical sessions seems an awful lot for a year 7 child.
    Thank you
    Rachel

    1. Unfortunately we don’t have space for lockers in school. If your son/daughter speaks to their home economics teacher they may be able to drop their food off at the beginning of the day.

  16. How do I contact my sons yr 7 maths teacher asap please? The login for the on line maths homework isn’t working so he’s been unable to do his homework. There’s nothing I can do to reset the password, it says talk to the school teacher. Thanks. Leann

    1. Bring the letter into school. Your form tutor will sign it to say they have seen it. On the day, take the signed letter to reception and they will give you a pink slip meaning you are authorised to leave school.

  17. Please can you clarify when the PLK books are checked and when we need to sign them. My son in year 7 says that his teacher has told him his book needs to signed on a tuesday for that week. Makes no sense when week and homework not completed.

    1. PLKs are checked by the form tutor for the previous week. This week for example we are checking the last week of term.

  18. Please can you advise who I need to contact regarding my son (yr 7) about taking him out off lesson and made to sign forms that he didn’t under stand,

  19. I was wondering if there was a way to get my a level IT work? If it’s still available for me to come and get or be sent

  20. Hi my son is starting in September he’s just received the forms for cashless canteen, for the art packs and school equipment pack I would like to purchase these items, but it says to send a cheque to Y pant any other forms of payment available, please.

    1. Unfortunately we are not yet in a position to accept card payments. You can pay using cash and if you are concerned about security, can bring the forms and cash (in a sealed envelope) to the reception at Y Pant yourself.

  21. Hi
    I am a parent of a yr 7 student, but am not on your mailing list, please could you add me to it.

    Many thanks

    Natalie

  22. I’ve been told there is a strike Thurs 10th July, this would have been Tonysguboriau School Move up (taster) day. Do you know yet what date this will be held. Please

    1. As soon as any alternative arrangements are made we will inform primary schools and post the information on the website.

  23. Hi just wondering if the registration classes are mixed with children from all sets, and when will my son know what sets he is in. he’s in 7Lu I don’t know if this is his grading or not, can you help me understand this please.

    1. Registration classes are mixed with pupils from all teaching groups. The registration group indicates the year and the name of the form tutor (in this case, 7LU is year 7 with Miss Umbleja). Pupils starting in year 7 next year will be informed their teaching group on the first day of term when they receive their timetable.

  24. Also is there a price list, for the canteen?,can the children bring in money on the 1st day to go on their card for cashless canteen? will the stationary packs and memory sticks that have been paid for be allocated to the children on their 1st day? or should we send them with the basics, pen pencil etc.?will they need to bring all items p.e. kit, art set etc to school on 1st day? do I need to fill in a form for my son’s asthma pump or is it his responsibility.

    1. Current canteen menus and prices can be found here: http://www.ypant.co.uk/?p=8122 Prices and options won’t change too much by September.
      Stationary packs should be with form tutors on the first day. It may be possible to collect from the uniform shop at the end of August – if so, I’ll post something on the website. They don’t need to bring all items in on the first day as they won’t know their timetable until then! Basic stationary and a bag is fine. I’ll check on the asthma pump for you.

        1. What date do the new starters start school in sept?
          Am I to send my son with his asthma pump?
          Am I to send in money for the contactless canteen or is this available for him to do on Uniform shop day. if so how does he do it as I’m a bit clueless on this.

          1. Year 7 pupils start on Tuesday 2nd September at 8:30am.

            Yes please send him in with his asthma pump.

            Send him in with money as he won’t be able to do this on uniform shop day. A main meal is about £2.50 but a baguette is around £1.50. Some parents send a cheque at the beginning of the month (£40 is reasonable) and pupils then have to budget themselves. If you are sending a cheque (payable to Y Pant School) then please also send him some cash for the first day as it may take a long time for all the cheques to be processed.

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