General Information

Y Pant is a mixed comprehensive school for pupils from eleven to eighteen years of age, maintained by Rhondda Cynon Taf Education Authority and managed by the Governing Body.

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    1. Within reason Melissa. No fancy dress, no pyjamas or onesies. We also expect pupils to dress sensibly for a day at school which means not wearing revealing or offensive clothes.

  1. Hi, I have a similar query to a previous post. My child currently attends Pontyclun Primary, and is due to start secondary school in Sept 2017. She is desperate to attend Y Pant and stay with the much loved friends she has been with since nursery. However with the recent catchment changes we now find ourselves no longer in catchment and concerned for the future and the possibility of having our daughter separated from her long time friends at a vulnerable and daunting time. Is there anyone we could speak to in order to assist us with anything that could help our case? Thank you.

  2. Hi I was under the impression that in yr7 & 8 the students learn 2different languages before they choose their options. My child learnt French in yr 7 but has come home with his timetable for yr8 showing French again. Can you explain this as we thought he would be doing spanish. Thanks

    1. All students are given the opportunity to learn one language in depth so will start either French or Spanish in year 7 and continue this into years 8 and 9. We alternate year 7 starting French or Spanish each year. In year 9, the top two sets have been given a few lessons in the other language – this is in common with practice at other schools. There are no barriers to students choosing either French or Spanish for GCSE in year 10 at the moment apart from their other option choices.

  3. I have had my sons time table it says games on it but I don’t know what the letters underneath stand for so don’t know what kit to give him on these days like rugby football or normal pea please could you enlighten me many thanks

    1. Your son will be told in his first lesson what to bring for each lesson. For the first lesson he should bring basic PE kit.

  4. My son will be moving to Yr Pant in September please could you let me know how he could learn to play the piano. Thanks

  5. I attended the concert today at the WMC and wish to congratulate staff and pupils for the superb concert. You certainly have a music dept to be proud of.

  6. Hi, Can you tell me if there is to be a leavers assembly for year 11 this year? Previously I believe they have been presented with record files & a pupil award is made. It would be a shame for the current year 11’s to miss out on this.

    1. Mr Powell delivered the year 11 leavers’ assembly at the beginning of this half term. The exam timetable means it’s getting harder to hold the leavers’ assembly on the day they leave which is why we held it a little earlier.

  7. My son is due to start Y pant in september, any information on any dates that parents will need to attend, as I need to give notice to be able to attend, also are there any lists for stationary or uniform available, so I can start to budget for the required items.

    1. We will put any dates on the calendar as soon as they are decided. With regards to uniform the prices can all be found here If your child qualifies for Free School Meals then uniform can also be provided without charge – application forms are here:

      Information about stationary lists will be available after Easter. The list is not huge. A good quality school bag, a pencil case with pens, pencils, a ruler and a rubber is the basic requirement everyone needs.

  8. Hello,
    My son is starting in year 7 in September, but currently goes to school out of area. Who do I contact with some questions I have? Thank you.

  9. My daughter will be moving into secondary school in 2016 and she has her heart set on Y Pant. I understand that there is a great demand for entry into your school however, I was wondering if there was a possibility of securing her a place if I were to apply at this very early stage. She currently attends Cwmlai Primary School and I don’t think we’re are in the catchment area which is a concern. Please could you advise me on the possibility of my request. Many thanks.

  10. Could you tell me how year 7 classes numerical are formed…. Can I assume it’s A1,A2,A3..B1,B2,B3 and so on being dependant on most ability being A1?

    1. A band are formed of 3 equal classes, A1, A2 and A3. There is no ability difference between them. B band have the same structure. C band classes are based on ability with C1 being the highest ability in that band.

    1. We will have the final dates shortly after half-term. We won’t be publishing the dates until all the exam entries have been finalised. There are hundreds of GCSE exams scheduled by the different exam boards but we only publish the calendar of exams that affects students at Y Pant to avoid confusion.

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