Category: News and Events

LOCKDOWN UPDATE

From 2nd November until the 6th November only Year 7 & 8 will be allowed into school during this period.  Years 9, 10 and 11 will have distance learning via the website.

Year 11 exams will take place as planned for the dates above.

As planned by the Welsh Government everything will return as normal from the 9th November.

During the period of the dates above, please do not visit the school unless you have been asked to do so.  If you have any queries please ring 01639 791300

Thank you

UK UNIVERSITY & APPRENTICESHIP VIRTUAL FAIR

UK University & Apprenticeship Search Virtual Fair is taking place this Wednesday 21 October from 12 – 6pm. Please ask interested students, teachers and parents to register here: https://ukunisearch-west.vfairs.com/

Please see the email below with further details which you can pass to your students. Or view here.

A number of schools/colleges have asked us to help them ensure students login and get the most out of the event. With this in mind we have produced the attached worksheet which you can hand to students. It will help them to engage with exhibitors, find answers to questions they have and provide you with confirmation they have taken part.

Finally, we are pleased to announce that Virgin Media, the University of Exeter and the University of Bath are recent additions to our 100+ exhibitors.

If you have any queries drop me an email. We look forward to welcoming you and your students to this unmissable event.

FREE SCHOOL MEALS

Are you eligible for your child to receive free school meals?

Please see below information regarding free school meal payments during school holidays – Parents of pupils who are in receipt of free school meals and haven’t yet registered will need to register link below:

https://www.npt.gov.uk/22710

Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council will provide bank transfer payments to parents of those pupils entitled to free school meals who attend a school within Neath Port Talbot for all school holidays up to and including Easter 2021.  The amount payable will be £19.50 per week for each eligible pupil, this does not include nursery pupils. The payment will be paid direct into your bank account. Please note that the Authority is unable to make payments into post office or credit union accounts.

How to receive payments

For those who have previously received free school meals payments there is no requirement for you to reapply.  If you have not previously registered for free school meals payments you will need to complete the form below:-

https://www.npt.gov.uk/22710

You will need to provide the following:

  • Your bank account details (bank account number, sort code and account name)
  • Your child / children’s legal name
  • Your child’s date of birth.

Please note payment cannot be made to a third party.

We emphasise strongly the need to provide your details as quickly as possible in order that we may release your payment.

Parents / Carers should be aware of scams asking for bank information for meal payments.

Please note the council will never phone you and ask for your bank details.

For any further queries, please contact us:
Schools and Family Support Team on 01639 763515 or email: fsm@npt.gov.uk.

NO SCHOOL UNIFORM DAY

On Friday 23rd October we will be having a non school uniform day to raise money for MIND. This is for the local branch based in Neath which the school has been supporting. You will need to use the Parent App to pay your minimum donation of a £1 as we are unable to collect cash due to Covid. This will be open from today. If you don’t wish to be involved  please wear your uniform.

When you’re living with a mental health problem, having access to the right information is vital. Talking can ease stress and reduce anxiety, but not everyone has someone to talk to or somewhere to turn for help. The coronavirus pandemic is also having a huge impact on our mental health.

Help MIND be there for everyone who needs them at this crucial time.

CEFN SAESON PUPILS PLEASE SUPPORT THIS WONDERFUL CHARITY ON FRIDAY!

Head Girl and Head Boy

SOCIAL MEDIA CLARIFICATION

We have been informed that there is information circulating on social media about a positive covid case at the school.
This is not the case and we look forward to seeing all of our pupils in the morning.