On this page, you will find key documents and general information for parents and carers. If you have a particular query, or can’t find the information you’re looking for, please contact us here. More specific school policy documents are available on request.
Please note, school transport arrangements are the responsibility of the local authorities. Information and contact details can be found on the Bridgend and RCT council websites.
BCBC – Lost Bus Passes

We have received the following information from BCBC, regarding lost bus passes:
“If a learner has lost their bus pass, parents/carers will need to call 01656 643579 to arrange to pay £5 for a replacement card (this payment does not apply for the first lost card for a year 7 learner).
When this payment is received, we will then send a temporary pass to the school, and order a new card, which will take around 4 weeks.
Schools are not to issue temporary passes, unless they are a re-print of the original sent by BCBC School Transport.”

4th and 5th September 2023
20th October 2023
1st and 2nd July 2024

Progress Evenings
21st September 2023 – Yr11 (targeted only)
26th October 2023 – Yr11
22nd February 2024 – Yr7
29th February 2024 – Yr12/13
7th March 2024 – Yr11 (targeted only)
14th March 2024 – Yr9
11th April 2024 – Yr10
2nd May 2024 – Yr8

ParentPay Help Sheet
Click the link above for help and guidance in setting up your ParentPay account. ParentPay is a ‘cashless’ system, which allows you to easily pay for trips, activities, school meals and more online. In order to set up your account, you need to use the information in the activation letter/email.

Biometric Policy
As we move to the cashless ParentPay system, for online payments and the school canteen system, we have introduced a Biometric Policy. Parents and carers will need to complete a consent form (which can be found here, to allow us to take their childs fingerprint, in order to use the system.

The school’s uniform policy. Please note, the Pencoed 6th Form uniform is black trousers or skirt, black shoes, white shirt and branded grey Pencoed 6th Form jumper. 6th Form pupils will presented with their ties on their first day.
Branded uniform for the school and 6th Form can be purchased from Uniform 2 Go or Euroschools.

Information & Consent Forms
Containing information regarding codes of conduct, internet usage, uniform guidelines, and consent forms for use of pupils’ images.

Blended Learning – Parents and Carers
Details of the school’s policy for blended learning, and how you can help and support your child.

Friends of Pencoed Comprehensive
Information about the voluntary group, who support the school by raising extra funds to provide pupils with a wealth of opportunities.

SIMs Parent App Set Up
Pencoed Comprehensive uses the SIMs Parent App to distribute key information to parents and carers, as well as email and text updates. If you don’t already have the app, please complete and submit the form at the bottom of this page. The document above is provides instructions for setting up your account, once you have received an invite.
To download the app, click here to download for Android devices, and here for Apple devices.


Click on each heading in the drop down menu below, to complete the relevant form. Please note, the ‘SIMS Parent App Invite Form’ is for parents/carers of current pupils, who have not had an invite to join the app. New starters should receive an invite once they have completed the ‘Consent and Information Forms’, as this includes sections about how the school uses your contact details

Holiday Application Form

Please complete all details below.

SIMS Parent App Invite Form

If your child is a current pupil of the school, and you have not already received an invite to register for the SIMS Parent App, please complete the form below. New starters will have separate forms to complete.

Update Contact Details

If any of your contact details change, please update us as soon as possible, by completing the form below.

Pencoed Pre-Loved

To request uniform from our Pencoed Pre-Loved initiative, please complete the form below.

Additional Learning Needs (ALN)

The Welsh Government is changing the way that children and young people with special educational needs (SEN) will be supported.

The Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal (Wales) Act 2018 makes provision for a new statutory framework for supporting children and young people with additional learning needs (ALN) from the age of 0-25:

“To support the creation of a fully inclusive system where all learners are given the opportunity to succeed and have access to an education that meets their needs and enables them to participate in, benefit from, and enjoy learning

The ALN system aims to transform the expectations, experiences and outcomes for children and young people with ALN placing learners’ views at the heart of the process.

From September 2021, this system began to come into force with a three-year phased implementation period. A series of links and documents below provide information on the Act.

Welsh Government Additional Learning Needs Code
Welsh Government frequently asked questions
Welsh Government Parents’ Guide
Animation for Children and Young People
Bridgend Local Authority Guidance