Fantastic performances at AS and A-level!

This year Y Pant celebrated an impressive set of results at both AS and A level. Pupil performance at A Level improved upon last year with 75% of pupils achieving A*-C grades. We are also thrilled that at the top end of the Level 3 Threshold 28% of our pupils achieved A*/A grades. Notable individual performances at A Level came from:

Kristin Bryce: 2A*, 2A, 1B


Ryan Biscocho: 2A*, 2A

Michael Bear: 1A*, 3A


Zaid Hammoudeh: 1A*, 3A


We also had outstanding results from our Year 12 students, namely:  Jess Collins: 4As, Juliet Johns: 4As, Lucy McCarthy: 4As, Kiera White: 4As.  Well done to all students and staff on a great set of results!

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

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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.

Year 9 Costa Del Sol Trip

Year 9 are having a wonderful time in sunny Spain. Temperatures are reaching the high thirtys but this isn’t stopping us from having a great time. Today we visited Nerja and the lovely white washed village of Frigiliana. Warning to all parents: we’re not coming home if it keeps raining!

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Access to the school site over the summer and in September

Building work will start on-site at the end of July.  This will involve substantial changes to the school site and as a result will mean that our access to the site changes.

Currently pedestrian and vehicle access is via the North Road (the drive).  This will be used exclusively for construction traffic.  They will be cutting a bigger access through just behind the bus stop on Cowbridge Road.

All pedestrians and vehicles will need to use the South Road and access the school via the main gate.  This is currently the “out” driveway.  Morgan Sindall will be building a footpath along this road and also creating more passing places for cars now this will be a two-way road.

SummerAccessYPantMorgan Sindall will have staff available on days where we expect a high number of visitors (results days etc.) to direct people but at other times, please use the South Road and walk up the footpath rather than driving if possible.

As the following image shows, Morgan Sindall’s construction site will take up ALL the field, north road and tennis courts in September.



Summer Holiday Activities with YEPS at Y Pant

The Youth Engagement and Participation Service at Y Pant are putting on a fantastic programme of events at the school over the summer holidays.

All activities and transport are FREE

If you would like to attend any of the activities you will need to sign up in the YEPS office. An off-site form will need to be completed and spaces will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Spaces are limited so book today!!



Activity Time Venue

20th July

Air Trail 11 – 3 CIWWC-Cardiff Bay

22nd July

Cinema/Shopping Trip 11 – 4 McArthur Glen
Monday 27th July Go-Karting 11:15 – 2:30 Teamsport Cardiff

29th July

Golf 10:30 – 2:30 The Vale

3rd August

Surfing 11 – 3 CIWWC-Cardiff Bay

5th August

Cooking 11:30 – 2:30 Y Pant School

10th August

Arts & Crafts 11:30 – 2:30 Y Pant School

12th August

Arts & Crafts 11:30 – 2:30 Y Pant School

17th August

Sports 11:30 – 2:30 Y Pant School

17th August

Arts & Crafts 11:30 – 2:30 Y Pant School

19th August

Sports 11:30 – 2:30 Y Pant School

19th August

Cooking 11:30 – 2:30 Y Pant School

24th August

Sports 11:30 – 2:30 Y Pant School

24th August

Arts & Crafts 11:30 – 2:30 Y Pant School

26th August

Sports 11:30 – 2:30 Y Pant School

26th August

Cooking 11:30 – 2:30 Y Pant School

Creative Learning Through the Arts Conference

On Thursday 9th July I took 10 of our year 7 students to a ‘Creative Learning through the Arts’ conference. The conference was hosted at Stanwell School in Penarth and the focus was looking at how creativity can enhance learning for all students.

During the day we were all split up into groups and taught a range of innovative, creative lessons. I went to three lessons, a drama lesson, an art lesson and a music lesson. Spending most of my working week encouraging young people to perform it was interesting to be on the other side and having to act in front of a group of other teachers and arts professionals. I am pleased to say that my acting held its own, especially when compared to my later rather disastrous silk screen painting.


Stanwell School have a fantastic reputation for their school shows and we were treated to a performance of their recent hit ‘The Lion King’. We were all blown away by the costumes, the lighting, the performers and the natural advantage that having a theatre on your school site offers. It made me very excited about our new school and I am determined to make the best use of our incoming facilities. It also gave me lots of ideas for ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ as my competitive side bubbled to the surface.

The students were superbly behaved and all enjoyed the day. It really hammered home the unique importance of creativity within the curriculum. I hope that they use the skills they acquired during the day as well as taking advantage of all the free food. I for one look forward to sharing some of the ideas and strategies explored with the members of my strategy group in the next academic year.

Mr Owen Thomas – Head of Performing Arts