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School Reorganisation


Latest updates on  School Reorganisation 

22nd March 2019


Dear Parent / Carer

 Following the consultation period about reorganisation of schools in this area, including Pontypridd High, the Council met on Thursday March 21st to discuss the information that had been presented and to listen to statements from those present. A number of staff, governors and students attended this meeting.

 The Council received over 2,000 responses to this consultation. One of our major concerns was in relation to the proposal to remove our Sixth Form from September, 2022. This was also the case for the sixth forms in Hawthorn HS and Cardinal Newman. Over 90% of those who responded to the consultation agreed that this was not an acceptable proposal in its present form. However, the Council Cabinet decided today that this proposal would still go ahead as it stands. We are obviously disappointed with this decision. The proposals to locate Cilfynydd PS on our site and to amend our catchment area were also agreed by Cabinet members.

 There now follows a further period of consultation on this decision.

 Can I take this opportunity to thank everyone for their support during this process and we will keep you informed of how you may engage further in the weeks ahead.

 With thanks

 Huw Cripps



4th December 2018

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13th November 2018

Dear Parent / Carer,

On Monday, November 12th school governors and staff met with representative Officers from the Local Authority. The purpose of the meeting was to ask questions and discuss the three proposals included in the Pontypridd School's reorganisation document.

I can confirm that the majority of the discussion was focussed around the proposal to close our Sixth Form from August 2022. We are opposed to this proposal for a number of reasons and we used the meeting with the LA Officers to present different information related to this point. We believe it is essential that a Sixth Form remains in place within the main town area of Pontypridd.

On Monday, November 19th at 6.30pm we are having a meeting at Pontypridd High with parents and carers to explain our position in relation to each proposal, such as that with the Sixth Form. This meeting will also be an opportunity for you to ask questions about the consultation process and the information included.

If you have a question please email it to before next Monday so that I can ensure you are given a full answer.

It is essential that the LA receive as many responses as possible as part of this consultation process. In the meeting next Monday we will ensure that everyone is made fully aware of all the additional details that help explain our thinking in relation to each proposal.

Thank you in advance for your support and I look forward to seeing you next Monday at 6.30pm.


Huw Cripps



Consultation Process for Parents and Public





28th September 2018


27th September 2018