School Equipment Orders

Sample pictures of personalised USB memory sticks.

In order to help parents get their children ready for the new school year, we are putting together packs of basic equipment which can be purchased from the school.  We are not aiming to make a profit on these packs and they are not compulsory.  You may be able to purchase some of the items more cheaply in the local area – but we feel this may save time for some parents.

Item Price
Basic school equipment pack (3 black pens, 3 blue pens, 3 pencils, pencil sharpener, eraser, budget maths set, clear pencil case, A4 zippa bag) £3.50
Scientific Calculator (required by set 1 year 9 and all year 10 and 11) £7.20
French Dictionary £4
Spanish Dictionary £4
Welsh Dictionary £4
8GB personalised USB memory stick (please enter all names required overleaf) £5

Although pupils can download their work via, many pupils find they prefer to use a USB memory stick to transfer work between home and school.  We will be ordering 8GB USB memory sticks which will be personalised with the pupil’s name to avoid confusion.  These come with a 10 year warranty. I appreciate that time is a little tight this term and that some pupils are out on trips during the last week of term.  Any orders received in September will be processed then, with equipment being available to pick up towards the end of September. We are making some items of stationary available to pupils to purchase at school (cash only) in a shop run by 6th form students some break and lunchtimes. This is the first year we have run such a scheme and would welcome feedback and suggestions.  If you have any questions please contact me on or via the switchboard. Forms have already gone home with all pupils but can be downloaded here as well.  Unfortunately we are unable to take online orders so the form will need to be printed off and returned to school with the payment. Download the School Equipment Order Form here in PDF format.

Equipment packs already paid for will be available to collect on the first day of term OR from the uniform shop over the summer holidays.

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YEPS – Summer Provision 2014 – All activities and transport are FREE

YEPS – Summer Provision 2014

Y Pant School


Date  Cluster Activity Time Venue
Thursday 24th July 2014 Y Pant Day Trip – British Senior Golf Open 9.30am-3.30pm The Royal Porthcawl Golf Club
Wednesday 30th July 2014 Y Pant Paintballing 12.00md-4.00pm Portcawl
Thursday 31st July 2014 Y Pant Cooking – Healthy Eating 10.00am-4.00pm Y Pant School
Tuesday 5th August 2014 Y Pant Surfing 12.00md-2.30pm Cardiff Bay
Wednesday 6th August 2014 Y Pant Golf 12.00md-3.45pm The Vale Resort
Thursday 7th August 2014 Y Pant Go-Karting 10.30am-2.30pm Cardiff
Every Monday & Wednesday from the 11th August -27th August 2014 Y Pant Extended Provision (Youth Club)Incl. sporting,art and chillout activities 11.30pm-2.30pm Y Pant School

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. (old photocopying room). An off-site form will need to be completed and spaces will be allocated on a first come first served basis.


Year 12 Medics Workshop

medic1 Led by Mrs. E. Mitchell, Head of Science

Tuesday 15th July, lessons 3-4

To complement the UCAS Induction programme, a workshop, targeting the Medical students, will be run by the Head of Science, Mrs. E. Mitchell.

The workshop will address some of the current issues in medicine which will allow students the opportunity to be prepared for the university application and interview process. Students will also be given advice on suitable reading material that can be carried out in the summer holidays.

This will be run on Activities Day and so school uniform need not be worn. It is, however, advisable to let Mrs Mitchell know that you are attending the workshop in advance.

Please note the application for Oxford, Cambridge and most professional courses in medicine is the 15th of October 2014.

If you need any more help and advice please go to

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Y Pant Newsletter – July 2014

Autumn Term 2014

There will be a staggered start to the new school year:-

Monday September 1st - INSET for staff.

Tuesday September 2nd - Year 07 pupils arrive at 8.30 a.m.

- Year 12 pupils arrive at 10.00 a.m.

Wednesday September 3rd - All pupils arrive at 8.30 a.m.

School Term Holiday Dates for 2014/ 2015

Autumn 2014
75 days
1 September
27 October
31 October
19 December
Spring 2015
55 days
5 January
16 February
20 February
27 March
Summer 2015
65 days
13 April
25 May
29 May
20 July


Monday 20th July will be an INSET Day. The dates of other INSET days will be finalised in the Autumn Term.      


Our Eisteddfod took place on Wednesday 2nd July p1-4 for years 07 and 08.

Activities Day

Our annual Activities Day will take place on Tuesday 15th July 2014. Many off-site visits have been arranged as well as school-based events.

School Fete

Y Pant’s second School Fete will be held on Saturday 12th July. All are welcome.

Examination Results

We will be open for examination results from 9.00 a.m. on the following dates:-

A/AS levels  : Thursday August 14th .

G.C.S.E.   : Thursday August 21st.

Staff Changes

At the end of this academic year, we will have said farewell to the following colleagues, and extend to them our congratulations and best wishes-

  • Mrs. Sam Shantry, teacher of Mathematics, will be leaving us at the end of term  after being with us for the past 4 years.
  • Mrs. Karine Dubois-Jones, temporary teacher of French, will be leaving towards the end of this academic year.
  • Mr. Tom Derham, ICT Technician, left us at the beginning of July to commence his new position for a company in Bridgend.
  • Mrs. Kath Davey (ICT) left us on 16th June and Mrs. Ele Jones (English), and Miss Charlene Williams (Mathematics) will also be leaving us at the end of the academic year, on a temporary basis, to commence their maternity leave.

There will be several new staff members as at September 2014:-


Miss Emily Whatley 2nd in Mathematics
Mrs Lorna Cranstone Teacher of Mathematics
Mr. Craig Beckett Teacher of Design Technology
Ms Sarah Owen P/T Teacher of Mathematics
Ms Rachel Banner Teacher of English (maternity cover)
Miss Beth Pretty Teacher of Mathematics (maternity cover)
 Mr. James Jones  Teacher of ICT (maternity cover)
 Miss Lucy Bunce  Seconded to the Senior Leadership Team during the Summer Term 2014.


Heads of Year and Assistant Head of Year Staff Members

Head of Year 07        Mrs. Johns                  Assistant Head of Year 07         Mrs. Davies

Head of Year 08        Mrs. Burnell                Assistant Head of Year 08         Mr. Browne

Head of Year 09        Miss Owen                  Assistant Head of Year 09         Dr. Jones

Head of Year 10        Mrs. Arnold                Assistant Head of Year 10         Mrs. Davey

Head of Year 11        Mrs. Mortimer            Assistant Head of Year 11         Mrs. Lloyd

Head of Year 12/13 Mrs. Nowell-Hughes  Assistant Head of Year 12/13   Miss Purcell


Your child’s annual school report will be issued on Friday 18th July 2014.  If you would prefer to receive end of year information through the post, then please forward:-

  • an A4 self addressed envelope with £1.06 postage attached per report and
  • an A4 self addressed envelope with a first class stamp attached for examination results.


The Purchase of School Uniform

Uniform may be purchased from the uniform classroom, which is room 28,  (not the Gymnasium) on the following dates:

  • Monday 14th July – 5pm-8pm
  • Tuesday 15th July – 5pm -8pm
  • Wednesday 16th July – 5pm -8pm
  • Thursday 17th July  - 5pm – 8pm


The uniform shop will also be open certain dates late August and an extra night during the first week in September. These dates will be relayed via Parent Mail and the website shortly.


School Uniform

A reminder that all pupils are expected to return to school in full school uniform.  Any pupils reporting for school in September without full uniform risk being sent home to change.  Please check PLKs or the school website for details of the school uniform.


End of  Term

School will finish for pupils on Friday 18th July 2013 at 12.30 p.m. 


I hope you will have an enjoyable Summer holiday.


Mr M Powell

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Scholastic £1 Book Sale

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Scholastic have an online sale for 5 days only.  It’s a great chance to pick up some bargain books for the summer holidays!  Scroll past the baby books at the top of the page and you’ll find lots of books for 11+.  There are some Jacqueline Wilson books, Horrible Science etc.  Minimum order is £10 and postage is £3.

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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