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Please note the following guidance below. You can also see the full uniform policy in the PUPILS section of the website, under Uniform. Thank you in advance for your continued support. Further Guidance Trousers Plain, classic school-style trousers. These should be straight legged and not a tight, ’bootleg’, ’drainpipe’ or ’jeans’ style nor should they be &rs...Read More
Please vote for GROW TOGETHER, Porthcawl Comprehensive’s gardening project at our local Tesco Stores in July and August. We have already won through to round 2 of the Tesco ’Bags of help’ Scheme. Now we have a chance of winning £4000 towards a polytunnel and supplies so we can ’Grow Together’ (project name) at Porthcawl Comprehensive. Voting will take place...Read More
’’The national curriculum for Wales is changing and Porthcawl Comprehensive School is at the forefront! We have been given the exciting opportunity of becoming a Pioneer School which places us as part of an all-Wales partnership team to create a new curriculum for Wales. The Music, Drama, Art and Media departments at PCS were invited, along with 14 other schools, to design a new and...Read More
Just a reminder that the Porthcawl website has two areas for e-safety with lots of very useful information. You will find information for pupils in: PUPILS E-safety and information for parents in: PARENTS e-safety We would encourage parents/carers to report an e-safety concerns to the school via the school email firstname.lastname@example.org Thank youRead More
Some of the school events coming up next week Examinations continue, with AS, A2 and the last of the GCSE examinations. Inset Day 19th June 2017. Please note that external examinations continue on Inset Days. Year 12 return to school on the 20th June Year 12 UCAS Evening at the school 6pm - 7pm on 20th June Athletics for years 7, 8, 9 and 10 Technology and Art Awards Evening 21st June Transit...Read More
We are looking forward to welcoming year 6 pupils to the school on Thursday 22nd June. Pupils will spend a day with us enjoying lots of activities. It is not too late to come along. Please contact Mrs Sloggett on 01656 774100.Read More
The School based Revision timetable can be found in PUPILS Exam Info To support our pupils with their revision, over the next few weeks, we have put together a school based revision timetable. The aim is to provide last minute reminders in a subject, prior to the examination. Year 11 have been given a paper copy of this information too.Read More
On Friday 24th March 2017 we held a photo day for year 11 and for some of our music groups e.g. orchestras and choirs. Year 11 will get their proofs from their form teachers, either on Thursday 6th April or on the first day back after the Easter Holidays. Music pupils may collect their proofs form Miss Thomas in the music department. We will collect any requests for photos/money by Tuesda...Read More
Examinations have now started with year 7, 8 and 9 completing their numerical reasoning tests during the week beginning 24th April. Year 10, 11, 12 and 13 have been completing practical and speaking examinations. The importance of excellent attendance over the next few weeks, cannot be over emphasised. When pupils are not in examinations, they will be mainly revising with their teacher. Pleas...Read More
Year 11 Easter Revision 2017 Monday 10th April Mr Evans Year 11 Technology Resistant Materials Technology workshops 9:30 till 3:00 Miss Hardwick Year 11 Drama Practical Preparations Drama Studio 8:30 till 3:00 Tuesday 11th April Mrs Victor Year 11 GCSE English Revision sets 11X3 and 11Y3 Meet in P15 10:00 till 12:30 Mrs Llewellyn Year 11 GCSE English Revision sets 11X2 and 11Y2...Read More
EASTER 2017 WEEK 1 Monday 10th April Ms Davies Year 12 Welsh Oral Prep P1 10:00 till 12:00 Mr Evans Year 11 Technology Resistant Materials Technology workshops 9:30 till 3:00 Miss Hardwick Year 11 Drama Practical Preparations Drama Studio 8:30 till 3:00 Tuesday 11th April Mrs Victor Year 11 GCSE English Revision sets 11X3 and 11Y3 Meet in P15 10:00 till 12:30 Mrs Llewellyn Y...Read More
Monday German orals for year 11 take place during this week. Art GCSE practical all day today. Welsh transition takes place today. We look forward to welcoming pupils from Porthcawl Primary, Newton and West Park We are interviewing for a new teacher of mathematics today. Tuesday We are looking forward to our annual awards evening. All pupils current and past pupils receiving an award tonight w...Read More
We are delighted to announce our annual Awards Evening The Presentation of awards for the academic year 2015/2016 will take place at 6:45 on Tuesday 14th March in the Sixth Form Hall. Current pupils who are receiving an award should arrive no later than 6:30 in school uniform. thank youRead More
Just a reminder that our annual year 10 parents’ evening is being held at the school on Wednesday 8th March. There will be registers to sign in the sixth form hall. Mathematics, performing arts and PE teachers will be in the assessment centre. Geography, history, business studies and religious studies will be in D block. All other subjects will be in the canteen and sixth form hall. If...Read More
Welcome back after half term. Assessment marker 2 data is being collated this week and the interim reports should be ready to be sent home soon. Results from the January external examinations will be available to pupils this week. Our pupils will be playing in the St David’s Day concert in the pavilion on Wednesday. A small group will be performing some of the songs from the school show &...Read More
Eisteddfod Music Preliminary Auditions - Timetable Please check the music room for times Please write your name on the correct ’sign-up’ sheet outside P21 Prelims are on the 7th March and 8th March Welsh Vocal Solo - Junior Welsh Vocal solo - Senior Piano solo- Junior Piano solo - Senior Wind Instrumental solo - Junior Wind Instrumental solo - Senior Strings Instrumental solo - Jun...Read More
Eisteddfod 2017 The offstage competitions are underway and a full list of these will be posted shortly on the website. House Assembly on Monday. The Eisteddfod is on the 10th March this year. LIBF Examination For all year 11 pupils on the 14th Feb Girls vaccinations All forms have been given out and should be returned to school at the start of the week. Vaccinations will take place in the Jub...Read More
More than 100 countries around the world celebrated Safer Internet Day 2017. Education Secretary Kirsty Williams today launched a new Online Safety Zone for Welsh teachers and learners on Hwb, our digital learning platform. There are lots of resources on Hwb and on the school website too. See PUPILS - e-safety PARENTS - e-safety and anitbullyingRead More
Now taking place on Thursday 16th February 2017. We apologise for any inconvenience caused as this is a change to the published date. Mrs HuntRead More
Dear Parent/Guardian, As you are already aware, all year 10 pupils will focus on studying English Language throughout year 10. Reading Throughout the two years of the course, pupils will read a range of fiction and non-fiction texts as well as continuous and non-continuous texts. Continuous texts could include; autobiography, biography, diaries, speeches, travel writing, short stories, revie...Read More
Please see the detailed document - GCSE English: Parents’ Guide in Curriculum English Key Stage 4 Thank you ALL pupils will focus on studying English Language throughout year 10. Some pupils will study GCSE Literature during year 11. Pupils’ results in the GCSE Language examination will determine this. Any movements between classes and further judgements about pupils’ capab...Read More
On Wednesday 11th January we are holding our annual year 9 parents’ evening.Year 9 are currently preparing to take their option choices for year 10 and 11, for their GCSEs. The option deadline is Friday 20th January 2017. At the parents’ evening staff will be available to give advice and support to guide you through this process. We look forward to welcoming you on Wednesday in th...Read More
On Wednesday 7th December 2016 we are holding our annual parents’ evening for year 7. This is an opportunity for parents/carers to meet and talk to the teachers. The venues for this parents evening include the Sixth Form Hall, the Assessment Centre, the Canteen and D-Block. Members of our sixth form will be based at the entrance to the Sixth Form Hall (down the main drive and turn left...Read More
On Thursday 3rd November some new information about anti-bullying will be placed on the website in PUPILS Anti-bullying thank youRead More
During the week beginning Monday 31st October voting forms for the election of new parent governors will be sent home with the pupils. Each family is entitled to a maximum of two votes. In each family the parents/carers are entitled to one vote each. Where there is more than one child in the same family at the school, the forms will be sent home with the youngest child. If you have any queries ...Read More
Year 11 Parents’ evening starts at 4pm on Wednesday November 2nd. We are looking forward to meeting all parents.Read More
A big thank you to Dr Craig Williams and Mrs Helen Williams and the First Responder volunteers and Paramedic. Year 8 thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the ’restart a heart’ campaign.Read More
PORTHCAWL COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL GCSE EXAMINATION RESULTS 2016 SIMPLY OUR BEST ENGLISH, MATHS AND SCIENCE RESULTS! The students, their families and the school are all celebrating an excellent set of GCSE results. This year saw a large cohort of 212 students and the high quality of results is across the ability range, in total 3797 papers were sat. There has been a significant improvement in the...Read More
The school is considering the optional introduction of a school blazer. Consultation on this proposal has just begun with our newly elected School Council, Sixth Form Senedd, the Head Team and the Parents’ Forum, before the Governing Body decide on the possible adoption of a blazer. At this stage, no decision has been taken and any move to a blazer for September 2017 would be optional. ...Read More
Pupil Grouping September 2016 Key Stage 3 Year 7 mixed ability groups Year 8 mixed ability groups 8Y1 boys only group 8Y2 girls only group 8Y3 mixed boys and girls 8X1 boys only group 8X2 girls only group X3 & X4 mixed boys and girls Year 9 pupils are grouped according to assessment scores (Common assessments and programmes of study for all KS3 groups) Key Stage 4 Year 10 pupils are grouped a...Read More
The deadline for information and articles for the ’Porthcawl Post’ is Friday 7th October. We rely on pupils, parents and carers for our information. We want to celebrate any successes related to extra curricular activities. If you have any further items for the Porthcawl Post Autumn edition please email them to: email@example.com thank youRead More
During the week beginning 31st October, pupils will be bringing home two voting forms for the election of new parent governors. Each family is entitled to a maximum of two votes, one for each parent/carer. Please contact the school on 774100 if you have any queries about this process. The ballot box is in reception. Thank youRead More
On Wednesday the 28th September 2016 we are proud to hold our annual Open Evening for year 6 pupils and their families. This evening is always very successful and provides ample opportunities to look round the school and meet all the teachers. Mrs Sloggett (Deputy Head Teacher) is in charge of transition and will be available throughout the evening. For further information please contact the...Read More
The year 7 information evening is taking place on Thursday 22nd September. Venue - sixth form hall Time - 5 pm until 6 pm The sixth form information evening is on the same evening - Thursday 22nd September. Venue - sixth form hall Time - 6:30 until 7:30 For further information please contact the school on 01656 774100Read More
On Thursday 15th of September 2016 year 10 parents and pupils are invited to an information evening. With the GCSE courses underway, the evening will provide information about the examinations, controlled assessments, reports etc. The evening will take place in the sixth form hall and Year 10 X side is at 6:00pm and year 10 Y side is at 7:30pm.Read More
SCHOOL UNIFORM Porthcawl is a traditional school and it is our school policy that all children wear school uniform when attending school, and on most occasions, when participating in a school-organised event outside school. Parents/carers will be informed via the trip/visit letter, when school uniform is not required at an event. Please see the complete list of items in the uniform policy. We a...Read More
As a school we have decided to make Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd Inset days, 1 and 2. So, the pupils will start back on Monday 5th September 2016. There has been some confusion over the dates for the new school year 2016/2017. The original calendar published by BCBC was changed in the Spring.Read More
The Young Playwrights Festival takes place over two nights again this year. Performances will take place in the Jubilee Theatre on Wednesday 13th July and Thursday 14th July. Further information from the school on 01656 774100.Read More
We are holding our annual uniform evening in the Sixth Form Hall on Monday July 11th. On this evening there will also be a disco for year 6 pupils. Further information can be obtained by calling the school on 01656 774100.Read More
Please note that examinations will continue even though Monday is an INSET day.Read More
I would like to emphasise how important it is for pupils to attend lessons in the run up to their examinations. This summer, year 11 will be issued with an extensive revision timetable. This will include support in the holidays and every day up until the Whitsun half term (up to and including Friday 27th May 2016). It is essential that year 11 pupils are in school full time until Whitsun. They ...Read More
The deadline for any articles or pupil achievements for this edition of the Porthcawl Post is 13th May 2016. We welcome articles or information from all our pupils. Remember you can read back issues on the website under the ABOUT section - newsletters.Read More
The National Tests will take place at Porthcawl this year on the following dates. There is Welsh Government Information in the letters section of the PARENTS section of our website 27th April Year 7 Numerical Reasoning 28th April Year 8 Numerical Reasoning 3rd May Year 9 Numerical Reasoning 9th May Year 7, 8 and 9 Reading 10th May Year 7, 8 and 9 NumeracyRead More
Wednesday 23rd March 2016 is the last day of school for the pupils before the Easter break. It is also the year 8 parents’ evening. The evening starts at 4pm. Pupils should make appointments with their class teachers but all parents are most welcome with or without appointments. Mrs Gould Head of Year 8 will be available on the evening in the sixth form hall.Read More
The following is an outline of sessions for sixth form over the Easter Break 28/03/16 Mon CLOSED 29/03/16 Tues Mrs Evans Year 13 Economics Maths Block 10:00 - 13:00 30/03/16 Weds Miss Pugh Year 12/13 M2 Mechanics Mathematics A2 10:00 - 13:00 31/03/16 Thurs 1/04/16 Fri 4/04/16 Mon Miss Pugh Year 12/13 C1 Pure Maths A2 10:00 - 13:00 Mr Holt Year 13 A Level re...Read More
The following timetable is for year 11 YEAR 11 REVISION EVENTS OVER EASTER 2016 28/03/16 Mon No Sessions 29/03/16 Tues Mr Card GCSE PE P29 9:00 - 11:00 Mrs Cartwright GCSE Religious Studies Full Course Maths Block 10:00 -2:00 Miss Williams GCSE RS Short course Maths Block 10:00 - 2:00 30/03/16 Weds Miss Hardwick GCSE Drama Practical Drama Studio 8:00 - 3:30 Mrs Mackey GCSE Geog...Read More
Porthcawl pupils work a ’Kind of Magic’ with school musical! Production team: Director - Miss Kelly Hardwick; Musical director - Mrs Rhiannon Giles; Choreography - Mrs Rhian Atherton; Production manager - Mr Joe Smith; Dance captain - Maddie Dawson; Rehearsal accompanists - Alexandra Hunt, Laurence Hunt. Costume design - Mrs Lezia Davies, Mrs Laura Thompson; Lighting - Mr Richard ...Read More
The school aims to educate all pupils about how to get the best out of the internet. Keeping safe on line was the focus for a number of assemblies and events that took place around Safer Internet Day on Tuesday 9th February. As a parent/carer it is not always easy to keep up to date on the latest digital or social media development. Monitoring what our children access and use is very challeng...Read More
External examinations for year 11-13 commence Thursday 7th January 2016, through to Tuesday 19th January.The Headteacher’s commitment is that if there are adverse weather conditions, if at all possible, the school will open for examinations, even if the remainder of the school is closed. If in doubt on the day, phone the school on 01656 774100. Therefore, all pupils with examinatio... Read More
Following an exhaustive five days of commitment, enthusiasm and energy on the part of our students, the Head Team raised in excess of £3500 during Charities’ Week. As each day went by, the fundraising gathered momentum with the keenly anticipated fancy dress day on Friday 13h November again being the pinnacle of the week. As well as the old favourites like I’m a Teacher... Get...Read More
An evening of information to help year 11 pupils make their choices for September 2016.Read More
Our annual year 7 Parents’ Evening will take place at the school on Wednesday 2nd December 2015. If you are unable to attend please let Mr Booth Head of year know. Thank youRead More
Just a reminder that many pupils in year 11 are sitting their Mathematics GCSE paper 1 this week and paper 2 next week. During the last few days the extra support and revision continues in school. All pupils sitting these examinations should be practising their past papers and using the resources suggested by their Maths teachers. The importance of gaining a qualification in mathematics cannot ...Read More
Did you know that you can now follow Porthcawl Comprehensive on Twitter @compporthcawl Did you miss the year 6 open evening? If you missed are open evening for year 6 pupils (year 7 September 2016)then please contact Mrs Sloggett for information/tour of school on 774100. Bridgend County Borough have placed a number of photographs of GCSE results day at Porthcawl, on their Twitter page. There...Read More
An information evening for Parents and Carers of our current year 7 pupils will be held at the school on the 14th October at 6:00pm in the sixth form hall. Please contact the school if you are unable to attend on 774100. Thank youRead More
Friday 16th October - We will be running a ’Skills for Success Day’ with Year 7. The aim of this day is to instil in pupils a ’’can do’’ approach and to build resilience. School and school work can be challenging for all at times but we want very much to share with pupils the principles behind the school motto ’’Perseverance Creates Success’...Read More
All teachers at Porthcawl are looking forward to meeting the Parents of current year 13. If you are unable to attend, please let Mrs Williams know on 774100 Thank youRead More
Our annual year 6 Open Evening is to be held at 6pm on Thursday 1st October 2015. Come and see what Porthcawl has to offer your child. Further information can be obtained by telephoning the school on 01656 774100Read More
AS and A Level This year 169 students sat a most remarkable 450 A level papers, the largest ever entry! The most remarkable fact is the quality of the results; the pass rate (A* to E) was a fantastic 99%. This outstanding performance underlines Porthcawl as a truly inclusive school. Students have reached, and in most cases exceeded, their predicted potential. There were many outstanding perfor...Read More
’’A record entry at Porthcawl Comprehensive School’’ This year 169 students sat a most remarkable 450 A level papers, the largest ever entry! The most remarkable fact is the quality of the results; the pass rate (A* to E) was a fantastic 99%. This outstanding performance underlines Porthcawl as a truly inclusive school. Students have reached, and in most cases exceeded,...Read More
Tuesday the 1st September is an inservice training day for staff. The school reopens for all pupils on Wednesday 2nd September.Read More
Summer Concert Tuesday 14th July 7pm Jubilee TheatreEnjoy a wonderful evening, filled with a variety of music from our talented performers. Tickets: £4 Adults £3 Concessions Read More
Don’t forget that it is Sports Day at Swansea University on Monday 28th June According to the weather forecast, Monday will be warm and dry with plenty of sunshine. So don’t forget the sun cream! The pollen count is expected to be very high.Read More
The annual UCAS information evening will be held at the school on the 15th June 2015. This is an excellent event, providing essential information for the UCAS process. This year the evening will start at 6pm in the Sixth Form Hall. The main presentation usually lasts about an hour.Read More
PLEASE NOTE Exams will go ahead on the INSET day Monday 8th June. However, there will be no school transport on that day. Year 11 pupils are expected to attend school even though they have started their GCSE examinations. Extra help and support is being offered during lesson times, lunchtimes, after school and for some subjects at the weekends and over half term. It is essential that pupils in...Read More
Porthcawl will be marking Safer Internet Day with a series of assemblies for the pupils. More information for parents can be found at: http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/2015 Information and link from the NSPCC http://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/share-aware/ Share Aware is for parents of children aged 8-12 and is designed to help to reassure ...Read More
Heulwen Wyatt (Watkins) is organising a reunion for pupils of Porthcawl Comprehensive who sat their GCSEs in the summer of 1981. Are you 50 this year? The reunion is on Saturday 20th June at the Hi-Tide Porthcawl. For more information you can contact Heulwen via Facebook.Read More
Staff and pupils would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who supported us and helped to make GREASE such a fantastic success. GREASE Book, Music and Lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey ’’Hopelessly Devoted to You’’, You’re The One That I want’’, ’’Sandy’’ and ’’Grease’’ by arrangement w...Read More
The Annual Sixth Form Open Evening for year 11 pupils was held on Wednesday 3rd December at 6pm. However, further details may be obtained by contacting the school. Ring up and make an appointment to come and have a look around. 01656 774100 We will be very happy to answer any questions you may have about sixth form studies at Porthcawl and give you a guided tour.Read More
I would like to reassure you with reference to the recent school catchment boundary changes. The council have now changed the catchment boundary for the South Cornelly and Heol Las area. The fact this change has happened makes no difference to you. As a parent or carer you have the right to choose your primary or secondary school. This being the case if you wish to attend Porthcawl Comprehensi...Read More
Please use the website address below to view the photograph that was taken on Friday 5th September www.tempest-groups.co.uk Just a reminder to put the 28th January 2015 to the 31st January 2015 in your diary for this year’s school show - GREASE.Read More
Porthcawl Comprehensive School ensures that support programmes are put in place to help pupils with the transition from primary to secondary school. Questionnaires are used to identify children that have particular concerns and these pupils are then invited to join the ’Helping Hands’ group. The school arranges extra visits for any pupils that are anxious about the change and host s...Read More
The website information has now been updated. Thank youRead More
As everyone is aware the security of the campus is being improved. The main issue is the footpath from Severn Road to Park Avenue and the potential risk this poses.As everyone is aware the security of the campus is being improved. During the inspection Mr R Davies (Reporting H.M.I) informed as that the safety of the site was a problem. At one point the Estyn team were debating whether to fa... Read More
We have now analysed the Autumn term attendance figures.All pupils should now know their attendance percentage for the Autumn term.
Taking a child on holiday in term time may save money but there is a cost. The cost is lost learning which impacts on reduced life chances.
99% attendance is missing about 10 lessons
98% attendance is missing about 20 lessons
The school is proud to hold its Annual Open Evening for those students who wish to enter the sixth form in September 2014.Any student or parent interested can obtain more details and the ’’welcome pack’’ by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org Alternatively you may telephone 01656 774100. For further information on the subjects on offer please see... Read More
Year 11 Parents’ Evening is on the 12th February Year 9 Parents’ Evening is on the 19th FebruaryStaff at Porthcawl Comprehensive would like to thank Parents and Carers for supporting the recent Parents’ Evenings. In January almost all students in year 12 had a representative at parents’ evening.The attendance was well over 90%. For year 11 and year 9 parents&rsq... Read More
Rehearsals for the school show are going very well. At the time of updating the website there are still a few tickets left. Each year for the past 34 years, the Porthcawl Comprehensive School Show has been a great success. Come along and support the young people performing, providing the technical support and playing in the orchestra.
The school show,’Guys and Dolls’ starts...Read More
Year 12 Parents’ Evening takes place in the Sixth Form Hall and Canteen area at 4pm on Wednesday 15th January 2014. Please sign in in the sixth form hall on arrival. We look forward to seeing you.Read More
School closes for pupils at 3:25 on Wednesday 18 December
Governors, staff and pupils wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
School closes for pupils at 3:25 on Wednesday 18th December
The new term starts for all pupils on Monday 6th JanuaryRead More
Merry Christmas from Porthcawl Comprehensive. The school’s Annual Carol Service is on Tuesday 17 December at 7pm at All Saints Church in Porthcawl.
Please come along and support the pupils.
There will be various orchestras and choirs, a brass emsemble, drama items, readings and much more.
The Welsh Baccalaureate students have once again been busy organising this years Christmas Fayre. It is on Thursday 5th December and starts at 4pm in the Sixth Form Hall. Last years fayre was very successful and this years promises to be even better! Please come along and support the pupils (including representatives from all the year 7 form classes)and local charities and businesses. Thank y...Read More
The annual year 7 Parents’ Evening starts at 4pm on Wednesday 11th December.
Mathematics is in the main maths block. History, geography and religious studies are in the D block common area and the remainder of the subjects are in the canteen and sixth form hall.
Please sign in on arrival in the sixth form hall.Read More
There are two new items on the website for English GCSE.
a) A copy of a letter given to all year 10 pupils can be found in the 'Parents' section in the 'Letters Home' area.
b) There is a series of slides explaining the structure of the GCSE English Language and English Literature course in the Curriculum section.
Select 'Curriculum' followed by ...Read More
Wednesday 20th November 2013 at 4pm
The annual year 10 Parents' Evening starts at 4pm on Wednesday 20th November.
Mathematics will be in the main mathematics block. History, geography, RS and business studies will be in the common area in D block and the remainder of the subjects will be in the canteen and sixth form hall.
Please sign in on your arrival in the sixt...Read More
All year 7 will now be offered the Nasal Flu Immunisation on Monday 25th of November.Read More
Literacy and numeracy skills are essential in order for young people to reach their potential. The National Literacy and Numeracy Framework (LNF) has been developed to help achieve the Welsh Government’s aim that the children of Wales are able to develop excellent literacy and numeracy skills during their time at school.
The framework has a series of expectation statements, which...Read More
Year 11 pupils are out on work experience this week.Read More
All pupils return to school on Monday 4th November. It is a week A on the timetable.Read More