Letters Sent Home

Changes to safeguarding measures

Wednesday 25th November Changes to safeguarding measures Dear Parents/Carers, On Monday you received a letter regarding updated Welsh Government guidance on the use of face coverings in schools and on dedicated school transport for year 7 and up. The guidance …

Wearing of face coverings at school

23rd November 2020 Wearing of face coverings at school (secondary) Dear Parents/Carers, This afternoon we received news that the Welsh Government has updated its guidance on the use of face coverings in schools and on dedicated school transport for year …

Changes to Catering Services

19th November 2020 Changes to Catering Services Dear Parent/Carer, I hope you and your family are well. I am writing to you to inform you of an update to the current catering service that we are able to provide, which …

Covid-19 Important Information

11th November 2020 Dear Parents/Carers, I truly hope you and your family are healthy and well. The purpose of this letter is to reinforce two important messages that will support the health of ourselves as a community. Covid-19 Symptoms Firstly, …

Examination Certificates

Thursday 5th November 2020 Dear Former Pupil, Re: Examination Certificates Certificates for your qualifications are now ready to collect from the school. Unfortunately due to the current restrictions on social gatherings, we are unable to hold a presentation evening at …

Letter from Director of Education

Please see the letter below from the Interim Director of Education for Swansea regarding the latest disruptions. October 20 Letter to Parents

Fire-break lockdown – Year 9, Year 10 and Year 11 provision

21st October 2020 Dear Parent/Carer, Fire-break lockdown – Year 9, Year 10 and Year 11 provision During the national fire-break the school will be supporting your child’s learning in a number of ways outlined below. Your child should follow their …

Half-term and November arrangements

Tuesday 20th October 2020 Half-term and November arrangements Dear Parent/Carer, I hope you and your family are well. Firstly, I would like to thank you for how you have supported the school by reinforcing the key messages, with your child, …

Key dates for parents 2020-21

Date: 2nd October 2020 Dear Parent/Carer, The following dates are confirmed as INSET days for this academic year. INSET Days Friday 23rd October 2020 Monday 2nd November 2020 Monday 21st December 2020 Tuesday 22nd December 2020 Friday 12th February 2021 …

Director of Education Local Lockdown Letter

Please find below a letter from the Interim Director of Education regarding today’s local lockdown announcement. Letter from the Interim Director – 25 September 2020

Contact of confirmed case of COVID-19 in Pontarddulais Comprehensive School

Date: 21/09/2020 Dear Parent/Carer, Re: Contact of confirmed case of COVID-19 in Pontarddulais Comprehensive School.  Due to an additional case of COVID-19, within Year 11, the self-isolation dates have changed meaning that Year 11 pupils should now not return to …

Year 10 Information Evening

8th September 2020 Dear Parent/Carer, Due to the current guidance from Welsh Government in relation to large gatherings, our calendared Year 10 Information Evening on 21st September 2020 will not take place at the school. We will be launching an …

PE Kit

Wednesday 9th September 2020 Dear Parent/Carer, I wish to inform you that physical education lessons will be going ahead during school hours. All activities delivered to pupils will be in line with the sport’s National Governing Bodies, government guidelines and …

Updated arrangements for the new academic year 2020-21

Wednesday 9th September Updated arrangements for the new academic year 2020-21 Dear Parent/Carer, Pupils have generally made an outstanding start to the school year.  The manner in which they are embracing their social responsibility to others is a credit to …

Updated guidance: face coverings, PE kit and equipment

2nd September 2020 Dear Parent/Carer, This letter supplements last Friday’s correspondence with additional information. Updated guidance: face coverings, PE kit and equipment We have been planning and preparing for our pupils to return to school safely and we are looking …

September 2020 Arrangements

Dear Parent/Carer, Please see two links to letters (below) from Mr. G. Rees (Headteacher) and Mr. N. Williams (Director of Education). These contain important information regarding your child’s return to school. Parental letter – September 2020 arrangements Letter to parents …

September 2020 return to school arrangements

Friday 17th July 2020 End of term and September 2020 arrangements Dear Parent/Carer, I hope you and your family are well. Firstly, I would like to thank the whole school community for its support and resilience throughout the challenging past …

End of term letter to Staff/Parents/Carers

Below is a letter to all Staff, Parents and Carers from the Director of Education for Swansea: End of Term Letter to Staff and Parents

Year 11 GCSE Results Day

Re: Year 11 GCSE Results Day Thursday 16th July 2020 Dear Parent/Carer, As you are aware, GCSE results day for Year 11 pupils is on Thursday 20th August. We understand that this has been a difficult and anxious time for …

Return to School in September

Below is a letter from the Director of Education for Swansea providing an update on today’s announcement by Welsh Government concerning the return of all pupils in September.  More information will follow when it is made available. Letter to Parents

School Transport Guidance from 29th June

Please find below the latest information for school transport from Swansea Council. Parent & Pupil school transport guidance June 2020

Timetable

Re: Timetable Wednesday 24th June 2020 Dear Parent/Carer, As outlined in today’s letter from the Headteacher, all pupils will have the opportunity to attend school twice during the last three weeks of the summer term. The timetable attached to this …

School re-opening arrangements – update

Dear Parent/Guardian, Please find attached a letter from Mr. Rees, Headteacher, which is an update on the school’s  re-opening arrangements. Parental Letter 24th June 2020 Re-opening

School re-opening

Welcome back to school! We are pleased to be able to re-open the school from June 29th, we are looking forward to seeing you back in school. You will want to know what will be the same and what will …

Update on school opening from Swansea Council

Swansea Council have issued an update on the opening of schools in the county between 29th June and 17th July.  Read more in the attached letter below from the Director of Education. NJW 22 June 20 Letter to parents

Timetable for pupils from 29th June

Re: Timetable Wednesday 17th June 2020 Dear Parent/Carer, As outlined in today’s letter from the Headteacher, all pupils will have the opportunity to attend school during the last four weeks of the summer term. Three form classes will attend school …

School re-opening arrangements

17th June 2020 School re-opening arrangements Dear Parent/Carer, I hope you and your family are well and would like to thank you for your support in helping your child continue to progress in a new way of learning at home. …

Year 9 – GCSE/vocational options

Year 9 – GCSE/vocational options 25th May 2020 Dear Parent/Carer, As you are aware, the school is currently closed to pupils due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Under normal circumstances we would be changing the school timetable in June and Year …

Half Term Update

22nd May 2020 Dear Parent/Carer, I hope you and your family are well and would like to thank you for your support in helping your child continue to progress in a new way of learning at home. With, what would …

Year 11 Update

20th May 2020 Re: Year 11 Update Dear Parent/Carer, Firstly, I hope you and your families are well during these uncertain times. This is a ‘keeping in touch letter’ to assure you that even though Year 11 have not been …

Coronavirus and me: nationwide survey of children and young people

15th May 2020 Dear Parent/Carer, The Children’s Commissioner has now launched a survey for children and young people. This survey helps children and young people to tell Welsh Government how they’ve felt about lockdown: how it’s impacted on their health; …

Year 10 – Home Learning

Year 10 – Home Learning 13th May 2020 Dear Parent/Carer, As you are aware, the school is currently closed to pupils due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Under normal circumstances we would be changing the school timetable in June and Year …

Emergency Childcare Setting (ECS)

Pontarddulais Cluster Schools Pontarddulais Comprehensive, Llangyfelach Primary, Pengelli Primary, Penllergaer Primary, Pontarddulais Primary, Pontlliw Primary 24th April 2020 Dear Parents/Carers, The Pontarddulais Comprehensive School Emergency Childcare Setting (ECS) has been very successful as have other settings across the local authority. …

Emergency Childcare Setting

Pontarddulais Cluster Schools Pontarddulais Comprehensive, Llangyfelach Primary, Pengelli Primary, Penllergaer Primary, Pontarddulais Primary, Pontlliw Primary   3rd April 2020   Dear Parent/Carer, We trust you and your families are all well and keeping safe. We have just completed Week 2 …

A message from Qualifications Wales

Qualifications Wales Letter A message from Qualifications Wales to all learners    

Year 10 Assessment Information

1st April 2020 Dear Parent/Carer, As you are aware, schools are currently closed to pupils and the external summer examinations for this academic year have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We understand that there are many questions you …

Qualifications Wales guidance on summer 2020 exams

30th March 2020 Dear Parent/Carer, As you are aware, schools are closed to pupils and the summer examinations for this academic year have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We understand that there are many questions you may have …

Childcare for essential workers

Pontarddulais Cluster Schools Pontarddulais Comprehensive, Llangyfelach Primary, Pengelli Primary, Penllergaer Primary, Pontarddulais Primary, Pontlliw Primary   20th March 2020 Dear Parents / Annwyl Rhieni, Thank you for your patience and support in these unprecedented times. All schools across Swansea are …

Year 11 Coronavirus update

20th March 2020 Dear Parent/Carer, You will be aware of the impact of COVID-19 on education in Wales. As you will be aware by now, the school will be closing to all Year 11 pupils on Friday 20th March at …

Coronavirus Update

17th March 2020 Dear Parent/Carer, We would like to update you following the latest advice relating to the illness COVID-19 caused by coronavirus. Following Public Health Wales and Welsh Government advice, I would like to reiterate that our school is …

Coronavirus Update

16th March 2020 Dear Parent/Carer, As you will no doubt be aware, the Government announced last week that the UK has now moved from “containment” to “delay” phase of the response to the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak. Potential school closures and …

Year 10 Open Revision Evening

Year 10 Open Revision Evening 17.3.20

Help us keep in touch

13th March 2020 Dear Parent/Guardian, INSIGHT In a bid to improve communication with all parents/carers, we need to ensure that we have the correct information in order for you to access the INSIGHT software. Receiving information via text/email is proving …

Florida 2020 Trip

9th March  2020 Dear Parent/Guardian As the Florida trip is just over four weeks away I thought I would take this opportunity to write to you with all the last minute details you will need regarding our trip. We will …

Year 10 Subject Based Parents’ Evening

2nd March 2020 Dear Parent/Guardian, Year 10 Subject Based Parents’ Evening You are invited to attend a subject based Parents’ Evening at the school on Monday 9th March 2020. With imminent Year 10 external GCSE examinations this is an excellent …

Coronavirus Information

28th February 2020 Dear Parent/Carer As you will likely be aware, a confirmed case of Coronavirus has occurred in Swansea, the person concerned is receiving care and self-isolated immediately on becoming symptomatic. I would like to reassure you the case …

Personalised assessment feedback

Your child has recently sat their personalised assessments on reading and numeracy. Their feedback is now available on their hwb account. This shows the pupils main strengths and weaknesses and what to do next to improve. There is an information …

Ski Trip Feb Half Term 2021

13th February 2020 Dear Parent/Guardian. We are organising a ski trip in February half term 2021, to the Passo Tonale resort in Italy. Passo Tonale is the number one choice for Italy, with snow sure pistes, uncrowded lifts and excellent …

Music Belgium tour

13th February 2020 Dear Parent/Guardian Thank you for your support regarding the Music Belgium tour July 2021. I can now confirm that the tour will go ahead and the Choir, Guitar Ensemble and other small ensembles will be participating. The …

Year 11 Revision Open Evening

14th February 2020 Dear Parent/Guardian, You are invited to a Year 11 Revision Open Evening on Wednesday 4th March at 4.00pm, we estimate the session will finish around 5.20pm. The purpose of the session is to give you an understanding …

Year 10 Mock Examinations Preparations

6th February 2020 Dear Parent/Carer, Year 10 Mock Examinations Preparations You should have received a letter, dated 14th January, from Mr. Owens (Deputy Headteacher) regarding key dates and examination timetables (mocks and GCSE summer 2020). This letter is now available …

Examination and controlled assessment dates

14th January 2020 Dear Parent/Guardian, The attached generic examination and controlled assessment dates (click here) will help you support your child over the forthcoming months. Please use alongside the ‘Key Stage 4 Information Pack 2019‐21’ which you would have received …

Year 7 Subject Based Parents’ Evening

24th January 2020 Dear Parent/Guardian Year 7 Subject Based Parents’ Evening You are invited to attend a subject based parents’ evening at the school on Monday 10th February 2020, commencing at 3.30 p.m. The interviews will be by appointment and …

School Attendance and Family Holidays

21st January 2020 Dear Parent/Carer, School Attendance and Family Holidays during Term-Time Recently we have received a number of requests for holidays to be taken during term time. As you are aware pupils of school age must, by law, attend …

Year 9 Options Evening and Subject Based Parents’ Evening

12th December 2019 Dear Parent/Guardian, Year 9 Options Evening and Subject Based Parents’ Evening Two separate evening sessions have been arranged to support your child in choosing their optional Key Stage 4 subjects and having an update on their current …

Merry Christmas & End of term details

12th December 2019 Dear Parent/Guardian, As we near the end of a very busy and productive term, I wish to thank all pupils and parents for their hard work and support. On Thursday 19th December pupils are welcome to wear …

Year 11 College Taster Day

6th December 2019 Dear Parent/Guardian, Year 11 College Taster Day On Tuesday 17th December your child will be visiting Gower College, Swansea, to take part in taster sessions within subjects they have shown an interest in and wish to follow …

Microsoft 365 is now FREE to pupils in Wales

5th December 2019 Dear Parent/Guardian, Microsoft 365 is now FREE to pupils inWales To help support the national initiative of making learning more inclusive and accessible to all pupils, the Welsh Assembly Government have decided to make Microsoft 365 free …

Annual Christmas Concert

12th November 2019 Dear Parent/Guardian, Pontarddulais Comprehensive School will be holding their annual Christmas Concert on Wednesday 4th December, commencing at 6.00 p.m. Tickets will be available at the school office and will cost £5.00 for adults and £3.50 for …

Student Health & Wellbeing Survey

Pupil’s will be taking part in a student health and wellbeing survey on 28th November 2019. Attached is a letter for your information. If you have any concerns regarding the survey please contact Mr. Mitchell, Area Coordinator. Health & Wellbeing …

Inset Day Friday 8th Nov

4th November 2019 Dear Parent/Guardian, Can I take this opportunity to inform you that school will be closed for staff training on Friday 8th November 2019. Pupils will return to school on Monday 11th November 2019. Yours faithfully, Mr. G. …

Sponsored Fancy Dress

17th October 2019 Dear Parent/Guardian, Every year, an end of year Prom is organised for all our Year 11 pupils to mark the end of their education at Pontarddulais Comprehensive School. In order to have the privilege of attending the …

Year 11 Parents Evening

26th September 2019 Dear Parent/Guardian Year 11 Subject Based Parents’ Evening You are invited to attend a subject based Parents’ Evening at the school on Monday 14th October. 2019 commencing at 3.30 p.m. I hope you will take this opportunity …

Key Dates 2019 / 2020

September 2019 Dear Parent/Guardian, Can I take this opportunity to inform you of some key dates for this academic year. INSET Days Friday, 8th November 2019 Friday, 7th February 2020 Monday, 1st June 2020 Tuesday, 2nd June 2020 Monday, 20th …

Year 10 Information Evening

13th September 2019 Dear Parent/Guardian, Year 10 Information Evening On Monday 23rd September 2019 at 4.30 p.m. we are holding an information evening for year 10 parents/guardians and pupils. During the evening you will receive information about English, Maths, Science, …

Numeracy GCSE Information

Dear Year 11 Parent/Guardian, The GCSE Mathematics Numeracy exams will take place on: Tuesday 5th November – Unit 1 Non Calculator paper Thursday 7th November – Unit 2 Calculator paper All pupils have afterschool revision sessions with their teachers from 3pm …

Year 6 Open Evening

13th September 2019   Dear Parent/Guardian, Year 6 Open Evening We would like to invite you to an open evening on Monday 4th November 2019, 4.30 p.m.– 6.00 p.m. in the main hall. During the evening there will be a presentation …

Amendments to the School uniform

Dear Parent/Carer, Amendments to the School uniform from September 2019 I am writing to inform you of the outcome of our recent consultation with parents, pupils and governors with regard to changes to our school uniform. We are aware and …

New timings for school day

2nd July 2019 Dear Parent/Carer, Consultation for change of the timings of the school day I am writing to inform you of the outcome of our recent consultation to alter the timings of the school day. I can confirm after …

Inset days 3rd & 4th June

Dear Pupils, Parents & Carers, May I take this opportunity to remind you that the School will be closed for staff training on Monday 3rd and Tuesday 4th June 2019. The school buses will be running for the Year 11 …

Summer Months Uniform

7th May 2019 Dear Parent/Guardian, May I take this opportunity to inform you that half term commences on Monday 27th to Friday 31st May.  The school will be closed for staff training on Monday 3rd and Tuesday 4th June 2019. …

Exam Timetable 2019

Click here for the exam timetable 1st May 2019 Dear Parents/Guardians, Your child is entering the final and most important phase of their time at Pontarddulais Comprehensive School. This letter is to inform you of how we intend to work …

Year 8 Subject Based Parents’ Evening

18th March 2019 Dear Parent/Guardian Year 8 Subject Based Parents’ Evening You are invited to attend a subject based parents’ evening at the school on Monday 1st April 2019 commencing at 3.30 p.m. I hope you will take this opportunity …

Barcelona Trip 2019

22nd February 2019 Dear Parent/Guardian,   Barcelona Trip 2019 There will be a meeting on Tuesday 5th March 2019, commencing at 4.00 p.m. in the main hall for parents/guardians of pupils attending the Barcelona trip during Whitsun half term. The …

Year 11 Open Revision Evening

18th February 2019 Dear Parent/Guardian, You are invited to a Year 11 Revision Open Evening on Wednesday 6th March at 4.00pm, we estimate the session will finish around 5.20pm. The purpose of the session is to give you an understanding …

Year 10 Subject Based Parents’ Evening

21st February 2019 Dear Parent/Guardian,   Year 10 Subject Based Parents’ Evening You are invited to attend a subject based Parents’ Evening at the school on Monday 11th March 2019. With imminent Year 10 external GCSE examinations this is an …

St. David’s Day Joint Concert

18th February 2019   Dear Parent/Guardian, St. David’s Day Joint Concert Pontarddulais Cluster Schools will be holding a St. David’s Day concert on Thursday 7th March 2019.  The concert will commence at 4.00 p.m. in the Sports Hall. This will …

Parent Governor Election Letter & Form

17th January 2019 Dear Parent Swansea Council School Governing Bodies Election of Parent Governors I am writing to inform you that a vacancy has occurred for a Parent Governor for your child’s school and you are invited to submit a …

Insight access for Parents

19th September 2018 Dear Parent / Guardian, At Pontarddulais Comprehensive, we view the home school links as extremely valuable and we are looking to improve the methods of communication further. In order to do this we are introducing a new …

HWB Permissions Form

Last week all parents were sent a form regarding the use of data by Welsh Government.  It’s important that you get the form back to the school as soon as possible.  This enables your child/children to access important online resources …

Year 11 Study Leave

2nd May 2018 Dear Parents/Guardians, Year 11 Study Leave Your child is entering the final and most important phase of their time at Pontarddulais Comprehensive School. This letter is to inform you of how we intend to work with you …

Year 7 Subject Based Parents’ Evening

4th May 2018 Dear Parent/Guardian Year 7 Subject Based Parents’ Evening You are invited to attend a subject based parents’ evening at the school on Monday 21st May 2018, commencing at 3.30 p.m. The interviews will be by appointment and …

Barcelona 2019

May 2018 Dear Parent/Guardian, BARCELONA SUMMER 2019       We have the opportunity to take a group of pupils in the current year 7 and 8 to Barcelona for 4 nights during the Whitsun half term holidays in 2019. …