23rd April 2024

Dear Parent/Carer,

I am writing to inform you of the arrangements for the last day when Year 11 pupils will be together to sit an examination as a cohort. On Thursday 6th June all Year 11 pupils will be sitting their English Language Unit 3 examination in the morning. Following the examination, during lesson 3, we would like to invite pupils to come together on the school playing fields to reflect on their time in Pontarddulais Comprehensive School and carry out the long-held custom of signing each other’s shirts as a memento of their time spent here. Pupils will need to bring in a spare white polo shirt or red school jumper if they wish to get them signed. Pupils must not get the shirt they are wearing signed as they will need this for any remaining examinations.

From Monday 3rd June Year 11 pupils will only need to attend school for their GCSE examinations. Pupils will be permitted to leave the school site following examinations.

On Monday 3rd June, all Year 11 pupils will be sitting their Numeracy Unit 2 examination in the morning and a small number of pupils will be sitting Spanish Unit 2 & 3 examination during the afternoon. For the rest of the school this will be an INSET day. However, all school transport will be running as normal during the morning, but the buses have been booked for the return journey from school to home for 11.30 a.m. Buses will not be running at the end of the usual school day.

As you may be aware, in our Big Bocs Bwyd we operate a pre-loved uniform shop in where we take donations of good quality school uniform that are no longer needed. All uniform is offered for £1 per item with all proceeds reinvested to purchase more resources.  As your child comes to the end of their time with us, if you do have any uniform, in good condition, you would like to donate, from the standard uniform to trousers, polo shirts and football boots, please pass on via the school office. We would then look to sell this donated uniform through our Big Bocs Bwyd. We would be very grateful if any donated uniform is washed in advance.

As a school, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support over the last 5 years and look forward to celebrating your child’s time at Pontarddulais during the school prom on Monday 24th June at Manor Park.

Yours sincerely,

Mr. C. Mitchell
Care, Support & Guidance Coordinator