Date: Friday 2nd September 2022

Dear Parent/Carer,

As the new school year is upon us, we want to continue to work in partnership with yourselves in ensuring that your child has the best opportunity to learn and thrive at Pontarddulais Comprehensive.

We are all too familiar with the current economic climate and want you to know that as a school, we will always try and support your families as best we can.

The Welsh Government have produced an information guide on support that is available and this includes information on free school meal entitlement and pupil development grants (PDG). The PDG package can help with school essentials such as uniform, footwear and school activities. The link to the information is below:

https://gov.wales/get-help-school-costs

We would like to continue our successful recycled uniform shop where items are priced at £1. Please email the school if you wish to make enquiries to purchase any items that we have available.

I would also like to make you aware of the support available in our local area. We work very closely with Canolfan Y Bont Community Centre in Pontarddulais. There is a food bank based at the centre which is an excellent resource. The contact number is 01792 885532.

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome all our pupils back into school and look forward to working together as a whole school community.

Yours faithfully,

Mrs Rachel Thomas
Assistant Headteacher