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  • School health promotion

    There is a strong commitment to improving the health and well-being of children, young people and adults in Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council. The Authority works closely with schools and the Heal… Content last updated: 12 February 2021

  • School Clothing Grants

    Welsh Government Pupil Development Grant – Access The Welsh Government Pupil Development Grant helps eligible pupils acquire School uniform, equipment, sports kit, and kit for activities outside of sc… Content last updated: 16 July 2021

  • Greenfield school wins Christmas card recycling competition

    The Council set a challenge to all the schools within Merthyr Tydfil at the beginning of December 2017, asking if they would like to take part in the first Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council Christ… Content last updated: 24 September 2019

  • 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

  • Miss School. Miss Out!

    Miss School. Miss Out! This week sees Merthyr Tydfil’s first ever School Attendance Week.  We want to use this opportunity to remind everyone; pupils, parents, carers, teachers – the whole community –… Content last updated: 09 July 2020

  • Pen y Dre High School praised by education watchdog Estyn

    A secondary school in Merthyr Tydfil has received a strong endorsement of its work with the publication today of its most recent inspection report. Pen y Dre High School was inspected in November 2015… Content last updated: 24 September 2019

  • 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

  • Childcare out of school hours

    Out of School services enable school aged children to play, learn and have fun in groups. They are usually based in or near schools and more are being set up to help families with working parents. Out… Content last updated: 17 January 2020

  • 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 fr… Content last updated: 10 August 2021

  • School Term and Holiday Dates

    Academic Year 2021/2022 TERM TERM BEGINS HALF TERM STARTS HALF TERM ENDS TERM ENDS AUTUMN2021 Friday 3rdSeptember Monday 25th October Friday 29th October Friday 17th December SPRING2022 Tuesd… Content last updated: 28 September 2021

  • Cyfarthfa High School successfully renews its high tech accolade

    Children at Cyfarthfa High School in Merthyr Tydfil are at the forefront of using Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to enhance their work, and that’s official!  Following an extensive ext… Content last updated: 24 September 2019

  • Gellifaelog Primary thrilled to receive Premier League school scheme kit and equipment

    Press release 28 September 2017 Gellifaelog Primary thrilled to receive Premier League school scheme kit and equipment A Merthyr Tydfil school ‘in desperate need’ of new sports kit has been thrown a l… Content last updated: 24 September 2019

  • Merthyr Tydfil Local Authority sweeps the board with pupils’ school results

    Standards are rising for children at all ages across Merthyr Tydfil’s schools This year more children than ever before have gained a good start in their learning and have achieved beyond expectations… Content last updated: 24 September 2019

  • National School Sport Survey is Open!

    The Sport Wales National School Sport survey is open, giving primary and secondary school children across Wales the chance to have their say on sport and physical activity in their school and local co… Content last updated: 24 September 2019

  • The Penydarren Safe Routes to School scheme

    The Penydarren Safe routes to school scheme commenced on the 12-02-18 for a period of 9 weeks. The safe routes to school scheme was developed primarily to see reduced traffic speeds and to provide saf… Content last updated: 24 September 2019

  • School Governors

  • 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

  • Merthyr Tydfil School celebrates excellent report

    A school in Merthyr Tydfil has received a glowing report from Estyn, following an inspection in March 2017. Estyn is the education and training inspectorate for Wales and its function is to provide an… Content last updated: 24 September 2019

  • 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: 23 September 2021

  • 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: 17 October 2021

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