Congratulations to the U15 girl’s football team who beat Tonyrefail in the 2nd round of the Welsh School’s Cup 9-5.  Good luck to the team who now progress to the third round where they will meet either Treorchy or Bryncelynnog school. 

The Team

Lauren Mulvihill (Y7), Lowri Woodward (Y7), Shania Mudd (Y7), Abbie Blandford (Y7), Olivia King (Y9), Ellie Jenkins (Y9), Catrin Parsons (Y9), Eryn Brunt-Evans (Y9), Ellie Buffey (Y10), Nisha Smith (Y10), Olivia Enoch (Y10), Carys Woodward (Y10), Niamh coates (Y10), Catrin Jones (Y10), and Stephanie Battista (Y10).


Congratulations also to the U13 girl’s football team who beat Bryncelynnog in the 1st round of the Welsh School’s Cup 15-2.  Good luck to the team who now progress to the second round where they will meet Tonypandy on Wednesday 4th November.

Y Pant Students Building the Future with Llanmoor Homes

Last week our year 10 BTEC Construction students visited the Llanmoor Homes site in Tonyrefail.  Llanmoor released the following media statement following the successful visit.

Welsh homebuilder, Llanmoor Homes, invited a class of students from a local school to visit one of their developments last week. The year 10 students had the opportunity to learn about what it’s like to work in construction first-hand from Llanmoor’s award-winning team.


The students, who are studying for their Construction GCSE at Y Pant School in Pontyclun, visited Padfield Court in Tonyrefail last Thursday and were lucky enough to hear presentations from Alison Howe from the Construction Industry Training Board, NHBC award-winning Site Manager Dale Dickenson and Llanmoor Homes Construction Director Matthew Grey.


The visit comes as the housebuilding industry is calling for more young people to consider a career in construction. The current shortage in skilled construction workers, combined with the fact that one in five construction workers is set to retire within the next 10 years, means that tens of thousands of workers of all skill levels will be needed to keep up with the growing demand for building new houses.


Matthew Grey , Construction Director at Llanmoor Homes, said:

“The opportunities available for young people to build a career within the industry are huge but we need to make sure we’re doing all we can to encourage people to consider looking at housebuilding.”

As a growing industry, housebuilding is full of varied and exciting roles for people with different skills and interests.


Matthew continued:

“As well as the traditional construction trades, we employ people in HR, sales, admin, design, Technical and management roles

“Sadly however, until recently the trend has been to favour academic study over practical careers, which has contributed greatly to the current shortages. There’s been a lot of pressure on young people to pursue certain types of careers that aren’t the right fit for them. Practical, vocational skills are incredibly valuable, and can lead to a huge variety of exciting, well paid career opportunities.


“At Llanmoor, we want to inspire the next generation of housebuilders so that we can keep producing quality homes for people to build their lives in. We hope that this visit has inspired and encouraged the students from Y Pant School to think seriously about housebuilding as a career.”


Languages Day

The Languages Department recently celebrated a great Languages day with 130 Year 7 pupils participating in a mammoth continental breakfast. Year 11 and Year 12 Language students were on hand  to serve delicious pain au chocolat, muffins and juice.
 French students were set the challenge of designing book covers with a French theme as part of the annual competition. Look out for the winning designs in the MFL area. 
Other activities included a European greetings and Flags competition and some tricky tongue twisters. It was fantastique!.  IMG_1889 IMG_1893 IMG_1894 IMG_1898 IMG_1902

Future Chefs Cook Up a Storm!

Monday the 5th of October saw the School heats for the Springboard Future Chef Competition. Eight year 9 pupils took part including Lydia Morgan, Olivia King, Jack King, Courtney Jones, Catrin Grattidge, Ellie Hammacott, Natalie Johns and Ellie Jenkins.

Their brief was to cook a main meal with a budget of £5. They were judged on the balance of the meal including flavours, textures and appearance by Mr Powell, Mrs Lloyd and Miss Knight.

An amazing range of meals was produced and the staff thoroughly enjoyed each one. The standard was exceptional.

Dishes produced ranged from Chilli Con Carne with Garlic Ciabatta & Chicken Tikka with Mint Yoghurt to Pesto Pasta with Bacon and Tomatoes & Garlic Salmon with Asparagus on a bed of pureed Butternut Squash.

After much deliberation the winners were announced as Ellie Jenkins for her home reared Lamb Chops in Rosemary and Red wine Jus with mashed Potato and Carrots; and Courtney Jones with her Garlic Salmon with a crispy skin and Asparagus on a bed of pureed Butternut Squash.

The pupils worked independently for an hour and produced top quality dishes. Mr Powell commented that he enjoys cooking but “I couldn’t cook like that”.

Miss Knight will be accompanying Ellie Jenkins and Courtney Jones to Bridgend College for the regional finals on the 24th November.

We wish the girls the very best of luck.

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U15 Girls Football

Congratulations to the U15 girls football team who beat Cymer in the 1st round of the Welsh School’s Cup 7-4.  Goodluck to the team who will go on to play Tonyrefail in the second round!


The Team

Back row

Charlotte Monk, Georgia Harkus, Stephanie Battista, Carys Woodward, Nisha Smith

Front Row

Olivia King, Ellie Jenkins, Catrin Parsons, Olivia Enoch, Catrin Jones and Ellie Buffey (not present in photo).



Art 1 art 2 art 4 art 5On Tuesday 22nd September the Art Department took Year 11 and Year 9 students to The Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford. The Museum displays archaeological and ethnographic objects from all parts of the world. It was founded in 1884 when General Pitt Rivers, an influential figure in the development of archaeology and evolutionary anthropology, gave his collection to the University. The collection now holds over 250,000 objects from around the world. Students were able to see groups of objects such as: musical instruments, weapons, masks, textiles, jewellery, and tools to show how the same problems have been solved at different times by different peoples. The visit was made to support students’ coursework projects (Year 11 Multicultural Art Unit and Year 9 Mask Making Unit). Students used their sketchbooks and cameras to record interesting examples of objects seen.