Y11 Revision Support

The school cancelled the Y11 Core Revision Evening calendared for 6th April due to the rising transmissions of Covid. We have therefore prepared some presentations for pupils in preparation for their GCSEs. Please view PowerPoints in slide show mode.

We have also added these Power Point slides to our You Tube channel which can be viewed as video’s. please follow the link You Tube

Extra curricular activity timetable

At Porth Community school we offer a variety of different extra-curricular experiences. The table below illustrates the activities on offer to our pupils and when those activities will take place each week. We encourage all of our pupils to engage in extra-curricular opportunities available to them and encourage the recognition of the importance and value of these opportunities. By taking part in extra- curricular opportunities pupils can make new friendships, embrace new experiences, gain transferable skills which will help them with their studies and later in life.

Nythbran extracurricular activities

Community Governor Vacancies

We currently have two Community Governor vacancies on our Governing Body

If you/or you know of anyone that lives or works in the community served by the school and would be committed to the good government and success of the school, we would welcome an application from you.

Please download the application below and return to the main reception at the school as soon as possible.

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Virgin Media Insight Event – Careers in Media, Technology & Business!

Virgin Media have their second careers event of the new year to share with you and it’s with a company that you might be familiar with!

On Wednesday 12th of January from 5:00pm – 6:00pm we’ll be hosting Virgin Media’s UK-wide Virtual Insight Careers Event showcasing all of their many different career paths.

Virgin Media is a British Telecommunications / Media company with 47 million UK connections across broadband, mobile, TV and home phone.

Learn more about the opportunity to earn while you learn, picking up qualifications to kick off the career you want. This year, they’re looking for hundreds of young talented people to start their careers, in areas including analytics, engineering, finance and beyond.

We’ll be hearing from the Head of Future Careers at Virgin Media who’ll be giving us an overview to the company as a whole and sharing a bit about their career journey and from there we’ll dive into the various business departments.

If you’re open to hearing about a variety of career routes then this insight to Virgin Media could help clear things for you on what it is you’d like to do after school.

Sign up using the link below:


GE Aviation Wales Engineering Apprentice

Our Engineering Apprenticeship is a demanding scheme, which requires analytical skills, a logical mind, numeracy, communication skills, teamwork, good manual dexterity, problem solving skills and the ability to read and interpret diagrams and instructions.

Click on the link to find out more


A Careers/STEM event at Renishaw’s – 14 Dec 2021

Renishaw is one of the world’s leading engineering and scientific technology companies, with expertise in precision measurement and healthcare.

Come and explore the different routes that Renishaw offers. This event is designed to help guide all secondary school aged students and their parents/carers through some of the difficult career decisions that you will be facing over the next few years.


Coleg y Cymoedd Open Day 2nd December 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Hi All

I would like to confirm that our applications are now open Courses | Coleg y Cymoedd

Our next Open Day is on Thursday 2nd December 2021 between 4:30 pm and 7:00 pm

The tickets will be available from next week on our website www.cymoedd.ac.uk. Aberdare, Rhondda and Ystrad Mynach Campuses will have one time slot available between 4:30 pm and 7:00 pm and the Nantgarw Campus will have 2 time slots 4:30 pm to 5:45 pm and 5:45 pm to 7:00 pm.

In the meantime if you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact admissions@cymoedd.ac.uk

Dymuniadau gorau / Best wishes 

Janet Edwards

Rheolwr Recriwtio a Dilyniant / Recruitment & Progression Manager

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Election of Parent Governor for Porth Community School

I refer to recent correspondence inviting nominations for the election of a parent representative to the above-named school’s governing body. Details of those seeking election are on the below ballot.

The closing date for the ballot is Friday 15th October 2021 at midday. Any votes received after this date will not be considered.

The votes will be counted and the election will be decided on a “first past the post” system. You will be notified of the result in due course.

Should you have any queries on this matter, please do not hesitate to contact the governor support department by telephoning 01443 281 162.

In line with Rhondda Cynon Taf’s legal duty to process your data, the information you give us will be used and shared for school governor appointments only. The information will be used and shared for the functions of governors of a general school as set out in our service privacy notice

The Council is committed to keeping your personal information safe and secure and keeping you informed about how we use your information. To learn about how your privacy is protected and how and why we use your personal information to provide you with services, please visit our service privacy notice here www.rctcbc.gov.uk/serviceprivacynotice and the Councils data protection pages here www.rctcbc.gov.uk/dataprotection

Please use the web link below to cast your vote for who you wish to represent you on Porth Community School’s Governing Body.


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LFT Testing – Welsh Government Update 03.09.2021

Welsh Government have recently announced that:

·         Learners in secondary schools without symptoms should take two lateral flow tests (LFTs), three days apart during the week leading up to their first day back. If any test is positive they should self-isolate, and book a PCR test.

Lateral Flow Tests are widely available:

o   at community pick-up locations:


o   by ordering online:


o   by contacting the school

The timing of the pre-return to school tests:

The second test should be undertaken on the morning of the first day that an individual is due to return to school; and the first test should be undertaken three days prior to the second test.

Once learners have returned to school, learners in secondary schools not showing symptoms should continue to take regular rapid lateral flow tests twice a week and report the results online.  As per previous guidance, this should be on a Monday and a Thursday morning prior to attending school.
Schools are to provide LFTs during term time.

The use of LFTs will kept under review as schools transition to the Welsh Government Framework. (Table 2 of Welsh Government’s Framework sets out how use of lateral flow testing may be varied dependent on the level of risk identified – https://gov.wales/school-operations-coronavirus).  Further guidance will be issued in due course by Welsh Government to explain more about how such changes will be realised.

Further information regarding lateral flow testing is available via:


and Welsh Government’s announcement is available via:


The attached document may also be of assistance, particularly to the new Year 7 intake.


All test results – positive; negative and invalid must be uploaded via: https://www.gov.uk/report-covid19-result

If you upload your test results incorrectly you will be required to provide evidence of the correct result.  Please take a photograph of your LFD test clearly showing the result and test number. Please then email Track, Trace, Protect at ContactracingserviceCTM.local@rctcbc.gov.uk or call 01443 425020.

Anyone who tests positive using a Lateral Flow Test should self-isolate and get a PCR test and only return to school if the PCR test is negative.

Updated Welsh Government Covid Guidance

The Welsh Government are making Covid-19 testing available to people with a wider range of symptoms such as fatigue, muscle ache or pain, a sore throat, a headache, a runny nose, nausea, vomiting or diarrhoea. This is because some variants and young children do not display the classic three Covid-19 symptoms initially.

The request therefore is for people (including children) to get a test if they are feeling unwell in any way. Further detail on how to apply for a test is provided at https://gov.wales/apply-coronavirus-covid-19-test or simply call the free number 119 between the hours of 7am to 11pm.

Individuals and their households who take a test because of these other wider symptoms are not required to isolate while they await their test result. This includes learners, who can continue to attend their school or setting while they await a test result.

If individuals then receive a positive Covid-19 result, they and their household must then isolate. Households must also isolate if anyone develops any of the three classic Covid-19 symptoms while waiting for a test result taken on wider symptoms to come back.

Clearly, children and adults with diarrhoea and/or vomiting should not attend their school/setting until they are symptom-free for 48 hours, even if their Covid-19 test result is negative.

The FAQs on the Council’s website have been updated to reflect this latest advice – www.rctcbc.gov.uk/schoolfaqs