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. The information has just been published:
      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).

  1. Can you please confirm if year 10 pupils are to continue with work experience placements on Friday 3rd July 2015 or if they are expected at school.
    Many conflicting versions flying around.
    Many thanks
    Helen

    1. Year 10 are expected back in school tomorrow unless they have already received permission from the school for an extended work placement.

  2. can you tell me how year 8 in sept 15 will be banded please.
    currently year 7 are 4 a bands, 3 b bands and 3 c bands with c based on ability from c1 to c3 thanks

    1. In years 8 and 9 we operate two parallel bands: X and Y. Within each of these there are 4 sets based on ability. 8X1 and 8Y1 are the same, as are 9X2 and 9Y2 etc. We also have a learning support class 8YS and 9YS on both year groups. Pupils are allocated their set towards the end of this term based upon teacher assessment – using the end of year tests as well as progress throughout the year and the reading and numeracy tests as a guide. The band (X or Y) that a pupil is in will be allocated in September.

    1. Yes you will – Mr Dyson will be running catch-up sessions for all those who missed the tests this week.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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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