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  • Pre-nursery and nursery school admissions

    Before you apply: Check your School catchment area You can apply for up to 3 different schools. You must rank the schools in order of preference. The first school should be the one you would most lik… Content last updated: 06 March 2024

  • School Inspections

    All schools are inspected by Estyn on a six-yearly cycle although schools that do not perform as well as they should may be subject to follow-up inspections and/or additional monitoring by the local a… Content last updated: 11 May 2021

  • School Streets Road Closure – Trelewis Primary School

    From 7th September 2020 we are implementing temporary measures outside Trelewis Primary School to assist and help maintain social distancing for pupils and staff arriving and leaving school, as well a… Content last updated: 28 August 2020

  • Proposal to establish a formal School Federation between Bedlinog Community Primary School and Trelewis Primary School

    Governors have agreed to establish a formal school federation between Bedlinog Community Primary School and Trelewis Primary School. Bedlinog Community Primary School and Trelewis Primary  School have… Content last updated: 16 January 2023

  • School admissions information

    The entry of children into schools is controlled and administered by an ‘Admissions Authority’. For all Community Schools in Merthyr Tydfil, including Welsh Medium, the Admissions Authority is the Sc… Content last updated: 28 March 2024

  • Goetre Primary School

    Project Description: New build 420 place primary school for Goetre including 2 Learning Resources Bases, Flying Start childcare provision and community facilities. The new school will be situated on… Content last updated: 04 April 2024

  • Delta COVID-19 variant – Goetre School, Merthyr Tydfil

    Concerns of potential cases of the Delta variant at Goetre School in Merthyr Tydfil have meant that, for precautionary measures, the school will remain closed until Monday 14th June 2021. With this va… Content last updated: 04 June 2021

  • School crossing patrols

    When you see a SCP step into the road ahead of you, displaying the STOP sign, drivers MUST STOP to allow people cross the road (Rule 87 of the Highway Code) It is an offence under the Road Traffic Act… Content last updated: 31 October 2019

  • The Role of a School Governor

    What is a Governor?Governors are volunteers who work closely with the Headteacher and school staff and are part of the overall leadership and management. The governing body helps govern the school fra… Content last updated: 09 August 2023

  • School Term and Holiday Dates

    Academic Year 2023/2024 TERM TERM BEGINS HALF TERM STARTS HALF TERM ENDS TERM ENDS AUTUMN2023 Monday4th September Monday30th October Friday3rd November Friday 22nd December SPRING2024 Monday8… Content last updated: 29 January 2024

  • Blessed Carlo Acutis Catholic School

    Project Description: Blessed Carlo Acutis (BCA) Catholic School is currently operating across four separate sites - St Aloysius Campus, St Illtyd's Campus, St Mary's Campus, and Bishop Hedley Campus.… Content last updated: 04 April 2024

  • Council consults on plans for transport interchange improvements

    The County Borough Council is consulting residents and businesses on plans to improve the ‘corridor’ between the new bus interchange and railway station. As part of the 15-year Town Centre Masterplan… Content last updated: 07 March 2022

  • Pen Y Dre High School

    Project Description: Pen Y Dre High School is currently being fully refurbished in phases to meet new Net Zero Carbon in Operation standards set by Welsh Government. This is the first refurbishment o… Content last updated: 04 April 2024

  • Universal Primary FREE School Meals

    Welsh Government aims to provide every child in primary school in Wales with a free school meal by September 2024, regardless of household income. From February 19th 2024, UPFSM (Universal Primary Fre… Content last updated: 15 February 2024

  • Ending School Meal Holiday Payments

    Dear Parent/ Carer,We have been asked by Welsh Government (WG) to inform you that there will not be any further extension to the school holiday Free School Meal provision.This means that unfortunately… Content last updated: 26 July 2023

  • New school’s lasting tribute to former Headteacher

    Staff and pupils at the new Ysgol Y Graig Primary School, Cefn Coed, will always remember the school’s late Headteacher Matthew Harries after a bench has been unveiled and a tree planted in his memory… Content last updated: 02 June 2021

  • Education Minister asks ‘national heroes’ to keep schools open for NHS and carers during school holidays

    Education Minister Kirsty Williams has today (Saturday, March 28) called on school staff to do what they can to keep schools open for NHS staff and carers during the two weeks that should have been th… Content last updated: 01 February 2022

  • School Council pupils question Councillors on local environmental issues

    Councillors recently held a virtual meeting session with school council pupils from Bedlinog Community Primary School and Trelewis Primary School. Jacob, Rhys, Charlie, and Lacey questioned Cabinet me… Content last updated: 08 August 2022

  • School Governors

  • Education Other Than at School

    Special tuition is available to provide short-term education for pupils unable, by reason of their medical, psychiatric, psychological or behavioural issues, to attend school.  Continuity of education… Content last updated: 04 April 2024

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