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Welcome to Pontypridd High Transition Page

 

To enrol your child/children at Pontypridd High School:

Contact the RCT School Admissions Team on (01443) 744232

For further information, please contact the school on (01443) 486133

Email: contact@pontypriddhighschool.co.uk

 


This section of the website aims to explain the transition process that year 6 pupils can expect.  If you have any queries regarding your child joining Year 7 then please contact us at transitionteam@pontyhigh.co.uk.

Our transition programme ensures new pupils feel happy, settled and secure from their very first day at Pontypridd High School. 

It is very important to us that we get to know pupils throughout year 5 and year 6.  We invest time in our transition programme so pupils can experience high school with plenty of time to prepare.  We spend time getting to know pupils as well as collecting all the relevant information from their primary schools so that we can ensure the best support is in place for them.

A Message from the Headteacher 

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A Message from the Pupils 

Meet the Team
 

Our Transition Programme 

'Transition Timeline'

We would normally be writing to parent and carers at this time to confirm final transition events, but this is more difficult this year because arrangements for a full return to school remain unclear. However, we are positive that one way or another we will be able to work through our transition programme.  Please find some information below about what to expect over the next few months:

January 2021 - Applications received

January - July 2021 - Our dedicated team of transition staff will make contact with all primary schools to discuss matters relating to each child.  This includes information that relates to individual wellbeing, teaching and learning and the important details that will ensure your child receives the right support both in and out of the classroom.

March 2021 - Year 6 Parent and Carer Meetings online - we plan to hold an online 'question and answer' session for parents and carers from each primary school.  Details of this will be finalised and made available to you.  Staff will be present to answer any questions you may have. 

June 2021 - Year 6 Transition days.  These are planned for Monday 28th and Tuesday 29th June but will be confirmed closer to the time. 

July 2021 - Open Evening for Year 5 and 6 children, parent and carers.  Planned for Wednesday 7th July.

An Introduction to English, Maths and Science 

Measuring Progress 

Additional Learning Needs 

Extra-Curricular Activities 

Your Questions Answered 

 

 

 

A Virtual Tour of PHS
 

 

 

 

School Uniform and equipment
 

We expect all of our pupils to be smartly dressed at all times and feel our school uniform is a good way to show that you belong to our community. It is important because it sets a standard and shows you are proud to be part of our school.

Our school uniform is very simple:

 


Shoes - Plain black, flat shoes. No trainers.

Socks - Plain black or white. Black or natural tights may be worn if preferred.

Trousers/Skirt - Plain black in a suitably smart style. No jeans or types of denim. The skirt MUST be knee-length and acceptable to the school.

Shirt/Sweater - A white, short-sleeved polo shirt with a school badge. A black sweatshirt with a school badge, a black v-necked jumper with a school badge or a black waist-length cardigan with a school badge.

Top Coat - Dark plain, black fleeces, fleece-lined and waterproof jackets with the school badge are available. Hoody tops are not allowed. All topcoats must be removed in classrooms. Hats, caps and beanies are not to be worn inside the school building.


PE/Sports Kit


  • Rugby shirt
  • Polo shirt
  • Training top
  • Hooded tracksuit top

  • Navy shorts/skirt
  • Black/navy jogging bottoms

  • Black/navy socks

 

Hooded tracksuit tops must have surname on the back and have the Pontypridd High School logo. Hoodies are not acceptable for all activities and not to be worn in school for other/non-PE lessons. No grey joggers are permitted. No jewellery to be worn during PE lessons.

Pupils will be expected to bring in PE kit even if excused and play some role within the lesson. Pupils not bringing in the correct kit will be placed in detention in the first instance. Further infringements will result in contact home.

Pupils are expected to be smart and well-groomed. Excessive make-up and jewellery are not acceptable. Make-up, if worn, must be discreet. No nail varnish. Hairs colour must natural colour. The only permissible items of jewellery are:

  • One single fine chain necklace
  • One ring
  • Earrings (if worn, must be a stud or small sleeper in style, no more than one per ear)

School Uniform Allowance


If you are eligible for free school allowance, your child will automatically qualify for financial support towards the cost of uniform as below:

  • Year 7 School Uniform Voucher of £150.00
  • Year 7 Welsh Assembly Government School Uniform Cheque Payment of £50.00
  • Year 10 School Uniform Voucher of £100.00
  • Year 10 Welsh Assembly Government School Uniform Cheque Payment of £25.00

To find out if you are eligible for free school allowance, please phone Mr Nathan Griffiths on 01443 494 915 email: griffithsn@pontyhigh.co.uk

School Transport 

To check your eligibility for free school transport, please email: hometoschooltransport@rctcbc.gov.uk and include the following details:

  • Name
  • Address (including postcode)
  • Name of School
  • Child's name 

For more details follow this link:

https://www.rctcbc.gov.uk/EN/Resident/ParkingRoadsandTravel/Travel/SchoolandCollegeTransport/Schoolbuspasses/Schoolbuspass.aspx


What if my child is not entitled to free school transport?


Pontypridd High School has arranged transport with Creigiau Travel for pupils who live in the following areas:

  • Penycoedcae
  • The Graig
  • The Common
  • Trallwn

 

Bus One


Highlands - 8am

Danycoedcae - 8.02am

Graig General Store (opposite) - 8.04am

Rose and Crown Pub 8.05am

Bus Two


Junction off Common Road & Hospital Road - 8.05am

The Square - Trallwn - 8.10am

Royal Oak, Merthyr Road - 8.12am

 

Free School Meals 

The system works exactly the same for all pupils whether they pay or have a free school meal. 

Pupils entitled to Free School Meals will automatically be allocated £2.80 each day on their Cashless System account. The money allocated will be accessible at break time and lunchtime.

However, any underspend or missed dinner will be identified by the system and will not be added to the next day’s balance. The free school allowance meal must be taken on the day it is issued.

Pupils can add extra cash to their balance by using the top-up terminals located in the Main Hall and Bytezone to enable a greater daily spend on the school dinner than allocated by their free school meal allowance.

There is no queueing to be issued with a ‘free meal’ ticket or ‘free meal register’ at the till point.

To find out if you are eligible for free school meal allowance, please phone 01443 425 002 or follow this link:

http://www.rctcbc.gov.uk/EN/Resident/SchoolsandLearning/Freeschoolmeals.aspx

 


Cashless Catering


Pupils at Pontypridd High School use our voluntary Biometric Recognition System as a means of paying for their food and drink at all times of the day.

The IMPACT Software we use allows the system to recognise each individual pupil by their fingerprint. Each pupil has an individual cash balance which records cash spent and cash received, where money is spent and on what food at any specific date and time of day. Pupils simply place their finger on a scanner at a point of sale; a display will show the server the pupil’s name, class and the current balance held within the system. The selected food items are entered into the system from an itemised keyboard while the amount spent and the new cash balance shows on the display.

There are two ways in which money can be entered into the system:

  1. By Cheque: A post box to receive payments is in the Main Reception
  2. By Cash: Terminals are located in the Main Hall and Bytezone.
  3. Online - http://www.rctcbc.gov.uk/payit

There is a daily spend limit of £5.00 per day.