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  • Transport for Pupils

    Many pupils with special educational needs (SEN), a disability and/or a diagnosed medical condition will not have special transport needs, and their entitlement will be the same as for other pupils in… Content last updated: 11 May 2020

  • School closures, emergency childcare and free school meals

    Pre-school childcare provision The Welsh Government announced the introduction of the Coronavirus Childcare Assistance Scheme (C- CAS) on 6 April 2020. This scheme is designed to offer funded childc… Content last updated: 03 July 2020

  • Please share your views on school transport plans

    The Council is seeking public opinion on its plans to change the current home to school transport provision for school children across Merthyr Tydfil. At present, it costs the Authority more than £162… Content last updated: 03 October 2019

  • Opinion sought on post-16 school/college transport options

    Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council is seeking public opinion on its plans to change the current transport provision for students over the age of 16. Pupils are currently transported to and from the… Content last updated: 24 September 2019

  • Transport & Travel

    You are advised to contact the relevant companies directly for further information on how the pandemic is affecting services. Traveline Cymru Transport for Wales   Stagecoach Content last updated: 14 April 2020

  • School admissions

    Apply for a School place and how to appeal if you don’t get the School of your choice. Content last updated: 31 October 2019

  • Transport Plan

    Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council is at the heart of bringing a host of partners together to deliver a transport network which serves the needs of local residents, visitors and businesses today an… Content last updated: 31 October 2019

  • School Catering

    Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council School Catering Service believes that for the very best start in life children and young people need good nutrition. Our Primary and Secondary school menus are pl… Content last updated: 19 March 2020

  • Apply for a school place

    If you would like to apply for a school place please choose one of the below links Content last updated: 31 October 2019

  • School curriculum

    The school curriculum: focuses on the learner ensures that appropriate skills development is woven throughout the curriculum offers reduced subject content with an increased focus on skills focuses o… Content last updated: 31 October 2019

  • School admission appeals

    Every school in Merthyr Tydfil has an admission number which is set by reference to the school’s capacity to accommodate pupils. The following information relates to admission arrangements for communi… Content last updated: 31 December 2019

  • School dinners and breakfast clubs

    Information on School Dinners and Breakfast Clubs. Content last updated: 31 October 2019

  • 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: 31 October 2019

  • Bus Quality Standards Wins At Wales National Transport Awards

    A public transport initiative in South-East Wales aimed at improving bus services has been announced as a winner at the Wales National Transport Awards. Hosted by the Chartered Institute of Logistics… Content last updated: 24 September 2019

  • Secondary school admissions

    If your child 12th birthday falls between 1 September 2020 and 31 August 2021 you must apply for a transfer from primary Year 6 to Secondary School Year 7. A leaflet was sent to you advising you of th… Content last updated: 17 January 2020

  • Reception primary school admissions

    If your Childs 5th birthday falls between 1 September 2021 and 31 August 2022, you must apply for a new reception school place. Application deadlines The final date for making an application is 18 Dec… Content last updated: 23 April 2020

  • Check school catchment areas

    The map pinpoints schools for an area, but you can find out which catchment area you are looking at by clicking anywhere else within the boundaries - a pop up will list the catchment schools for the s… Content last updated: 31 December 2019

  • School Term and Holiday Dates

    Academic Year 2020/2021 TERM TERMBEGINS HALF TERMSTARTS HALF TERMENDS TERM ENDS AUTUMN 2020 Tuesday 1st September Monday 26th October Friday 30th October Friday 18th December SPRING 2021 Mo… Content last updated: 25 June 2020

  • Apply for Free School Meals

    If you live in Merthyr Tydfil and receive any of the following, you can claim free school meals for your school-aged child: Income Support Income Based Jobseeker's Allowance Support under Part VI of… Content last updated: 31 October 2019

  • Social media consultation on post-16 transport plans

    The Council is holding a social media consultation session next week on its plans for possible changes to transport provision for post-16 students. The live Q&A on Wednesday 11 April, from 5-6pm,… Content last updated: 24 September 2019

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