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Year 6 Transition
Cilfynydd Primary Year 6 pupils make fireworks!
Written by Mrs A. Farrow   
Friday, 29 November 2013 13:09

Year 6 pupCilfynydd y6 science4ils from Cilfynydd Primary School join the Science department at Pontypridd High School every Friday. The pupils are currently studying the ‘Forces’ topic in their primary school so our Science department are bringing the topic to life by teaching year 6 how fireworks are made. Year 6 pupils used the Bunsen burners for the first time with Miss King to test various chemical reactions to the flame in order to understand how fireworks are given their colours. The pupils worked very responsibly and made some very good observations. They will be visiting us again this Friday to take part in a chemistry lesson with Mrs Williams, check the Pontypridd High website for further updates on the exciting activities that year 6 pupils get up to each Friday in the science department!

Year 6 Open Evening
Written by A. Farrow   
Tuesday, 15 October 2013 19:25
You may feel that September is approaching quickly and you may have several questions relating to your child transfer into secondary education, you may just want to visit us and get a feel for what education means in Pontypridd High. If so please join us on our Y6 into Y7 Open Evening on Wednesday 16th October at 6.00pm in the main school hall and later in our Lower Block. The evening marks the beginning of our induction process, and your child will be visiting us on several occasions between now and the end of the school year. All of these will be communicated to you by letter received from each Primary school, as well as through the “Y6 Transition” link on this website.
Written by Miss Lauchlan   
Wednesday, 10 April 2013 20:05

phs-logoThe exciting new Pontypridd High School Prospectus is available now - click here to view it.

Written by Miss Lauchlan   
Wednesday, 10 April 2013 19:48


The English Department at PHS are excited to announce that on 3rd June they will be beginning their new transition project with the primary schools.


The project involves each primary school being linked with a teacher from the PHS English Department. Each week, this teacher will then have a designated morning or afternoon at the primary school when they can work closely with the Year 6 teacher in delivering lessons, developing pupil skills and assessing work.


The project will allow a relationship to build between the primary pupils and a PHS English teacher before the pupils make the move to secondary school. It will also serve to strengthen communication and develop consistency across our cluster of schools.


Mrs Williams will be linked to Coedylan Primary. Miss Evans will be linked to Maes-Y-Coed and Trehopyn Primary. Mrs Van-Baaren will be linked to Trerobert and Cefn Primary. Miss Stickler will be linked to Cilfynydd and Craig-yr-Hesg Primary. They are all very much looking forward to starting the project and getting to know the schools and their pupils.


As well as operating throughout the coming summer term, the project will run for the whole of the next academic year.



How we assess your child and report to you – A parent’s guide
Written by Mr Ken Phillips   
Wednesday, 07 November 2012 12:37

From September 2012 we will assess your child and report to you in a slightly different way. Assessment takes place almost every single lesson! However as a parent you are most interested in our formal assessments of your child and the progress they are making.

Schools are required by law to provide parents with a report and an opportunity to discuss with parents their child’s progress once a year. Below you will see our assessment and reporting schedule.

You will get a three reports of your child’s progress, one each term plus the opportunity to meet your child’s teachers in the scheduled parents evening. In the summer, years 11, 12 , & 13 will be externally examined.


To view or download the full assesment and reporting schedule please click here.

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