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Latest News and Events
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Friends of Pencoed Comprehensive
Tthe next meeting will be held at the school at 6pm on Tuesday April 14th. There will be a talk by Mrs Sharon Davies on Learning Core and Welsh Bacc.
Please feel welcome to attend.
Please see below a copy of our Prize Evening Brochure, containing details of all those who’ve won awards and prizes as well as updates for all the teaching departments.
School Travel Survey Report February 2015 Please find attached the results of the pupils' Croesty and Pencoed Comprehensive's School Travel Plan Survey . If interested in joining the Safe Travel in Pencoed Group please contact Linda Harpwood on 01656 867106
WELSH GOVERNMENT CATEGORISATION OF SCHOOLS
Pencoed Comprehensive School has been judged as being ‘Highly Effective’, the only comprehensive school within Bridgend County Borough Council to have achieved the Green category. Please see further information about this ‘new’ system and other general information by clicking READ MORE below.
INCLUSIVE SPORTS AT PENCOED COMPREHENSIVE
Pupils recently enjoyed a taster session of Inclusive Zone Basketball organised by BCBC's Active Young People Department and Disability Sport Wales. Liam Davies in year 12, an electric wheelchair user, particularly enjoyed being able to participate in a sporting activity with his friends. Please click on READ MORE to see the full press release (03 02 2015 - Pencoed Comp championing inclusive sports).
Year 11 into year 12 open evening
We’ve just been informed that due to the lack of volunteers there may not be a Pencoed Carnival next July. This would be a great shame as the Carnival has been steadily growing in popularity. The next committee meeting is being held in the Buffs Club, Pencoed on Wednesday 28th January at 7:15pm. If anyone is interested in getting involved please attend to see what support or help is required. Thank you
IMPORTANT – VEHICLE ACCESS RESTRICTIONS
A letter is being sent home tomorrow with all pupils advising parents that from January 26th the vehicle access gates will be locked from 3.20pm until approximately 3.35/3.40pm. Pencoed Comprehensive and Croesty Primary Schools have been directed to lock the gates following a review last week of traffic movement on school premises by BCBC Transport and Health & Safety. For a full copy of the letter please click on ‘Read More’ below. Pencoed Comprehensive’s revised Site Traffic Management Policy is available within Information/Policies on this website.
A letter is being distributed today to the parents/carers of all pupils in years 7-11 stating that pupils are not to leave school premises once they arrive in school in the mornings. This is for their own safety, as explained in the letter. For example, we’ve had a number of calls from people driving along Coychurch and Velindre Road concerned about near misses both before and after school. As pupils appear to be leaving school premises in order to buy food and drinks we’re extending our Breakfast Club provision in order to accommodate their needs.
A reminder also that parents are requested not to drive onto school site during the busy times before and after school. Again we’ve had a few instances where accidents could easily have occurred.
The Friends of Pencoed Comprehensive meeting at Pencoed Comprehensive on January 14th has been postponed to Wednesday February 4th. Apologies for the inconvenience. Thank you.
‘Safe Travel in Pencoed Group’ – questionnaire & invite to join
A ‘Safe Travel in Pencoed Group’ has recently been set up to develop a travel plan that would benefit both Pencoed Comprehensive and Croesty Primary schools as well as the local community. As a starting point we’ve developed a questionnaire to assess how children and young people currently travel to school and how (in consultation with parents) they would like to be able to travel to school. To complete the questionnaire online please click on the link below. If you’d like to join the group the next meeting will be held at Croesty Primary School at 5pm, Monday January 26th.
Members of our Senior Citizens’ Club enjoyed a visit to see the Aladdin pantomime in Porthcawl recently. The visit was planned by Year 13 pupils as part of their A level Travel and Tourism course. A reminder that a two course lunch and refreshments is available at school for Senior Citizens at 12pm every Tuesday and Thursday during term time. If you live locally and would like to attend please come along.
Mr David George, Headteacher, was also very pleased recently to receive a £500 Marks & Spencer gift card on behalf of the school. Mrs Myra Jones, a local resident, had won a competition organised by The Gem. The prize was to be donated to a school of the winner’s choice. We’re very grateful to Mrs Jones on her decision to give us the gift card as a result of her grandchildren having attended Pencoed Comprehensive.
‘Lending’ of Dinner Money to Pupils
Over recent years we’ve ‘lent’ pupils money if they’ve forgotten their dinner money. However, despite phone calls and letters home to parents we’ve found that this money, more often than not, remains unpaid. Having checked with other schools locally as to whether they ‘lend’ money to pupils, we’ve made the same decision as them not to lend money to pupils in future.
community links are important in Student development...
Pencoed Comprehensive School is a Community Focused School.
We believe that building relationships with our community is very important. Existing community relationships, include Friends of Pencoed Comprehensive, senior citizens, local primary schools, local businesses and organisations , as well as Pencoed Town Council . We believe that community links are important for student development through work experience, Welsh Bacc and other Learning Core community related activities. Hopefully, the community can also benefit from our involvement. We aim to build on close community relationships and initiatives already established as well as develop new links, particularly with local businesses and organisations.
Current school initiatives, either led by ourselves or in partnership with others, include the Senior Citizens Lunchtime Club, Keeping Up With Your Child Classes for parents, Pencoed Town Carnival, and the production of concerts and shows. The aim is to increase existing initiatives and develop further partnerships with the local community.
learn about Pencoed Comprehensive School, and what makes us different...
Pencoed Comprehensive School is a mixed 11-18 Comprehensive of around 1100 pupils. It is located adjacent to the M4 motorway, but the area is semi-rural and in close proximity to the renowned Heritage Coast. Cardiff and Swansea are both easily accessible by road or rail.
Pencoed Comprehensive have moved up from Band 3 to Band 2 in the Secondary School Banding information published today, December 10th, 2013.
School Beat.org - This bilingual site provides information and resources for officers, teachers, pupils and parents, providing educational crime prevention information for all members of the community. (Click here to view school.beat.org)
National numeracy and reading test 2014 information for parents
National numeracy and reading test 2014 timetable
Phone: 01656 867100
Fax: 01656 867107
Email:firstname.lastname@example.org Address: Coychurch Rd, Pencoed, Bridgend, CF35 5LZ.