• 16.09.21 Ffrindiau Rhydywaun
    There will be a Ffrindiau Rhydywaun (Rhydywaun’s PSA) meeting on Wednesday 22 September 2021at 6pm.
    Everyone is welcome to attend this virtual meeting (details below).
    For further details, please contact

    Topic: Ffrindiau Rhydywaun
    Time: Sep 22, 2021 06:00 PM London
    Join Zoom Meeting
    Meeting ID: 827 561 8271
    Passcode: 973931

    Diolch yn fawr
    Posted 14 Sept 2021, 06:49 by Betsan Jones
  • 13.09.21 CLASSCHARTS


    A letter has been sent out to parents / guardians via the ClassCharts system this afternoon.

    Some Year 7 parents/guardians have not yet logged on to the system – please check your child’s bag for the ClassCharts letter!!

    If parents/guardians need a new ClassCharts code, then please contact Mrs Alison Roberts in the school office ( with your child's name, registration class and date of birth.

    Diolch yn fawr iawn

    Posted 13 Sept 2021, 07:15 by Betsan Jones
  • 08.09.21 SCHOOL CANTEEN

    A letter outlining the arrangements for when the canteen re-opens from 13.09.21 has been sent through ClassCharts today. Year 7 pupils have received a copy of this letter and ClassCharts details today.

    It is important that you read the letter, as the canteen is not open to all years every day.

    Diolch yn fawr

    Posted 8 Sept 2021, 12:43 by Betsan Jones
  • 06.09.21 Start of term letter

    Good afternoon,

    We look forward to welcoming all our pupils back to school tomorrow (Tuesday 07.09.21).

    An important letter from the Headteacher has been sent through ClassCharts to parents and guardians this afternoon. Year 7 pupils also received the letter this afternoon.


    All messages and letters will be sent to parents / guardians via the ClassCharts system.


    Year 7 parents/guardians will receive their parent/guardian code on Tuesday 7 September 2021. We ask that you log on immediately.


    If parents/guardians of pupils in years 8 - 13 need a new ClassCharts code, then please contact Mrs Alison Roberts in the school office ( with your child's name, registration class and date of birth.


    Diolch yn fawr iawn

    Posted 6 Sept 2021, 07:54 by Betsan Jones

    As outlined in the guidelines that were published last week, due to the extensive building work that has started on site (please see the pictures attached), changes must be made regarding visitors to the school and particularly the arrangements for vehicles dropping off pupils in the morning or collecting pupils in the afternoon.

    Please note, if you are picking up your child in the afternoon by car, you will not be able to enter the site before 15:15. 

    The arrangements can be found in the letter that was sent via ClassCharts as part of the guidelines last week. It can be found below. It is very important that you read this information. 

    Dear Parent/Guardian,


    It’s been 25 years since Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Rhydywaun opened its doors for the first time; and since August 1st 2021 we have embarked on an exciting new development on our campus.


    Rhondda Cynon Taf Education Department is financing and managing the build of a substantial new teaching block for the school which will include extensive sports facilities and state of the art drama, music and teaching resources. This vast new teaching block is being built on the areas of the past visitor carpark, caretaker’s house, roundabout, main road on campus and all parking areas leading down to the school.


    Consequently, RCT Education Department wish us to inform you that changes have to be made regarding visitors to the school and particularly the arrangements for vehicles dropping off pupils in the morning or collecting pupils in the afternoon.


    The necessary changes for all vehicles are outlined below:


    Morning: Pupil drop off will be in the bus bays. Please be aware of the buses driving up to their designated drop off point and ensure you follow the directions & instructions of the traffic management team.


    Afternoon: Arrive on site after 3.15pm and collect pupils from the same area as the morning drop off.


    As we have 19 buses and only 19 bus bays, there are no spaces available for vehicles to park/wait before 3.15pm. From September, lessons will finish at 3.00pm with all buses normally leaving the site by 3.15pm. At this point we will have space on site for other vehicles to collect pupils.


    We ask for your full co-operation in this matter and for you to consider the residents of Lawrence Avenue and the buses driving out of the site.


    The main school gate and entry to the site will be managed by the building contractors and they will not admit any cars on site before the buses have left.

    The second gate will be locked throughout the day and only opened to Rhydywaun staff and school deliveries.

    Arriving before 3.15pm will cause needless problems, unnecessary distress and unease for drivers. As usual, members of staff will be present until all pupils have been collected.


    We are grateful for your full co-operation on this matter. Over the course of the next 10 months, as the building is completed, we anticipate RCT will adapt this plan and we will inform you of the changes immediately.


    Diolch yn fawr,


    Miss Lisa Williams


    Posted 1 Sept 2021, 04:18 by Betsan Jones
  • 23.08.21 September 2021 Guidelines

    Guidance and information regarding the school arrangements for September 2021 has been sent through ClassCharts this morning and can be found on the Year 6 website.

    If you have any queries, please email

    Diolch yn fawr!

    Posted 23 Aug 2021, 02:42 by Betsan Jones
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We are now able to accept online payments for School Trips, Instrument Lessons and Duke of Edinburgh. Follow the link to register:   

Please contact Mr Higgins in the School Office if you have any questions regarding the service.

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Headteacher's Column

  • Welcome from the Headteacher

    At Rhydywaun we are committed to ensuring

    wellbeing, ambition and the best opportunities for all.

    Gwir. Gweithgar. Gwych

    I would like to start by thanking you all for your help, support and patience during this challenging time.

    We are really looking forward to seeing all our pupils over the next few days. As Headteacher and as school staff, the idea of ​​welcoming all our children back to a full timetable and normal school life is a wonderful one, we are hopeful that this will become a reality over the coming weeks and months.

    With regard to the school induction period at the beginning of September, we are sticking to the plan shared with you in July.

    The new arrangements will involve some adjustment: the school is likely to feel quite different from the one we left in March and over the summer. We will take our time, and focus on teaching, norms and routines and on ensuring that our pupils are happy and studying hard, as soon as possible.

    We would like to reassure you that we have done a great deal of work to make the school as safe as possible. I am extremely grateful to all the school staff for their hard work and perseverance.

    We are really looking forward to having our school fully functioning again and seeing our young people, however it is vital that you understand the plans and how we will respond in accordance with Welsh Government guidelines and the Local Authority, as we attempt to deal with the current situation.


    Miss Lisa Williams



    Posted 6 Jun 2021, 10:29 by Betsan Jones
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