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Re-arranged Year 6 visit to Y Pant

I am pleased to inform you that we have re-arranged a visit to Y Pant for Year 6 pupils on Friday 11th July, from 8.30am to 11.30am.

Unfortunately, it has to be a shortened visit due to other activities already planned for that day. However, pupils will have the opportunity to meet Form Tutors, tour the school and carry out some key administrative tasks.

Pupils should be brought to the school for an 8.30am start. We have arranged transport back to our partner primary schools. If your child comes from outside the partner primary schools, pupils would need to be collected at 11.30 from the main reception area.

Pupils currently attending Brynna Primary School are unable to come on Friday 11th July, as they have an existing school visit. We have arranged for them to come on Monday 14th July for a visit. Pupils should arrive at Y Pant at 8.30am and we will arrange for pupils to be returned to the Primary school at the end of the visit.

We look forward to seeing your children for this important transition visit.

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Summer Fete: Sat July 12th

Summer Fete: Sat July 12th
We would like to invite friends and family to Y Pant’s summer fete which will take on the school fields if dry or sports hall if wet. We have a variety of activities and stall for the whole family along with 24 teams battling it out in a 5 a side footie tournament. Once again entry is free!
There will be large inflatable challenges, fairground games and rides, a chance to try out archery, tennis, fly a remote controlled helicopter, throw a rugby ball through the Head’s mouth!, participate in a fitness boot camp with First Choice Fitness, compete on the spin bike leader board and many many stalls and craft activities. And of course the talent of Y Pant students will entertain you musically all day.
We are also seeking some help for the following items:
  • mugs of sweets
  • raffle prizes
  • items for the tombolo
  • books / cds / dvds
  • hamper items
  • spread the word
Either send them in with your child or leave at reception. If you could also help on the day, please call the school reception and leave your contact details. (01443 237701)
we look forward to seeing you there at 12pm
an excited Fete planning team
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Industrial Action – 10th July

On Thursday 10th July members of the National Union of Teachers, UNISON, UNITE and GMB are proposing strike action.

A substantial number of support staff and significant minority of teaching staff will be on strike that day. As a consequence, it will be impossible to open the school to all pupils on this date.

Consequently, unless industrial action is withdrawn, the school will be closed to all pupils in Years 07-10 on the 10th July. Lessons for students in Year 12 will take place where relevant staff  are not members of the NUT unions. Due to the closure of the canteen, please be advised that there will be no canteen facilities for those students in attendance.

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Year 10 work experience

Year 10 students are on work related learning next week.  As part of their Welsh Baccalaureate qualification they are required to carry out 30 hours of work experience or work related education. Most of the provision for this will be carried out during the following dates:-

Monday 30th June- Thursday 3rd July


  Work Placement Pupils Non work placement pupils
Mon 30th June Work Placements RCT Careers Day x 30 pupils (bus to Pontypridd) Careers and world of work activities  x 40- 50 pupils
Tue 1st July Work Placements Young Enterprise activity for all pupils 
Wed 2nd July Work Placements Anti-Racism Workshop x 40-50 pupils RCT Careers Day x 30 pupils (bus to Pontypridd)
Thu 3rd July Talk the Talk- Effective Communication Workshop Talk the Talk- Effective Communication Workshop

National Armed Forces Day

National Armed Forces Day; Flag Raising Raising Ceremony, Centenary Gardens, Beddau- Monday 23rd June 2014

Representatives from Y Pant School were cordially invited by Cllr Veronica Nicholas, the Chair of Llantrisant Community Council, to attend a flag raising ceremony at the Centenary Gardens in Beddau on a bright, sunny morning on Monday the 23rd of June. The ceremony was part of a series of activities to recognise the hard work, dedication and sacrifice of our Armed Forces. This culminates in Armed Forces Day on Saturday 28th June where a series of high profile events around the United Kingdom will take place to raise public awareness of the contribution made to our country by those who have served in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces.
Representatives from the school included Miss Richmond, Mr Pearsall, members of the School Council and members of local Air and Army Cadets. Four Y Pant pupils from 2077 (Pontyclun) Squadron, Air Training Corps provided the guard of honour at the ceremony which was also attended by the Royal British Legion, Llantrisant Community Council, Llwyncrwn, Llantrisant and Tonysguboriau Primary Schools, the Llantrisant Ladies’ Choir and members of the local community.
The service was led by Chaplain Creighton Lewis OBE of Tabor Baptist Church ably assisted by readings from local primary school pupils and hymns from Llantrisant Ladies’ Choir. Refreshments were kindly provided for all participants afterwards in Beddau Welfare Hall by the Community Council. It was a great day for all members of the community, young and old, to meet and share a common bond of wellbeing, citizenship and camaraderie.
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Eisteddfod competition – send us your #literacyfails and #numeracyfails

For this year’s Eisteddfod we’d like you to look out for other people’s mistakes.


We’re looking for literacy fails (bad spelling, grammar and punctuation) as well as numeracy fails (special offers that end up costing more, percentages that don’t add up etc.). Look at home, in the shops and on TV – there may even be some deliberate mistakes in school…


In order to enter the Eisteddfod competition – and earn house points – you need to take a photo and send it with an explanation the problem (just a sentence, like the examples above) to Miss Bunce on by Friday 27th June 2014.  Alternatively you can tweet your entry to the school Twitter account @ypantschool.

Remember there are House Points for EVERY valid entry AND the form with the most entries will win a special prize!