Virtual Open Evening 2021

Welcome to this year’s Virtual Open Evening, for pupils in, and parents and carers of, Years 5 and 6. The playlist of videos below aims to provide you with key information, and introduce you to some of our staff.

Take a brief tour through the school, and get a feel for the layout, and the different facilities on offer – including specialist IT suites, sports pitches, and performance spaces. Each subject is housed within a particular block, which makes finding your way around much easier!

Next, our Progress and Wellbeing Leader for Year 7, and head of our transition programme, Mrs Davies, gives a brief overview of what you can expect from the transition process, and how we seek to look after our pupils wellbeing.

Take a break from all the information, and enjoy watching some highlights from the last few years at Pencoed Comprehensive – including sporting competition finals, Eisteddfodau, results days and more. Life at Pencoed Comprehensive offers a wealth of experience to pupils, both inside and outside of the classroom.

Mrs McMahon, our ALNCo is on hand to answer the most common questions pupils with additional learning needs may have, as well as giving you a glimpse into the support on offer.

Finally, at the end of last academic year, we asked the then Year 7s to tackle some of the ‘monster questions’ most frequently asked by Year 6 pupils about comprehensive life – this is your chance to hear it from the pupils themselves!

For more information, please see our School Prospectus below. Here, you will find information about term dates, the curriculum on offer to pupils, uniform and attendance.

If you have any questions or queries regarding transition, please contact us via email, at:

Settling in to Year 7 Evening

Unfortunately, due to Covid safeguarding measures, we are unable to invite Yr7 parents and carers to the school for the ‘Settling in to Year 7’ evening. However, we have put together a playlist of some of the most important information you will need, along with providing answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.

Year 7 Progress and Wellbeing Leader, Mrs Davies, kicks things off with an introduction to our Wellbeing Coaches and Wellbeing Hub support staff, as well as key information about how to stay in touch with the school, and support your child.

Mrs McGuckin, Pupil Progress Co-Ordinator, explains the ins and outs of the Progress and Tracking Data you will receive throughout the year, and what this can tell you about how your child is performing in school.

Assistant Headteacher, Mrs Tobin, gives a brief guide as to how virtual Parent’s Evening will run this year (Yr7 have theirs on 18th November). We don’t want to overload you, so log in details and further information will be sent to you nearer the time.

Finally, our ALNCo, Mrs McMahon, talks about some of the most frequently asked questions about additional learning needs at Pencoed Comprehensive.

If you haven’t already received an invite for SIMs Parent App, or wish to update your contact details, visit the ‘Parents’ page. You will find the forms for both of these at the bottom of the page.

If you have any further general queries, you can contact the school, using the details on the left of this pages. If you have more specific questions regarding Year 7, or your child, you can contact Mrs Davies (Yr7 Progress and Wellbeing Leader), or any of the Wellbeing Coaches, using the details in the video.

We hope all of our Yr7 pupils have had an enjoyable start to their time at Pencoed Comprehensive, and we look forward to see them progress and grow over the next five years!

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