Please note that there are inset days planned for Friday December 22nd 2017 and Monday 8th January 2018.

School starts back on Tuesday 9th January 2018


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I was delighted this term to have attended two evenings of the Shakespeare Schools Festival.    

01 December 2017

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Pupils of the Month - November 2017


Well done to our newest pupils of the month

Krish - Year 7
Ethan Bevan - Year 8
Scott Parker - Year 9
Neive Groom - Year 10
Dylan Joseph - Year 11
Megan Evans - Year 11

They were all nominated by their Progress Leaders for their hard work, positive, mature attitudes and for making excellent progress.

Attendance Matters

Dear Parent/Carer,

At Aberdare Community School, excellent school attendance is one of our top priorities.  We are keen to encourage all pupils to take advantage of every teaching and learning opportunity available to them at the school and in order for that to happen it is important they are here. 

With this in mind, I would like to draw your attention to an event which is important to us. Between 6th and 21st of December, we would like every pupil to be present at school.  If you have made medical or dental appointments during this period, we kindly ask that you make every effort to rearrange these if possible. If not, please ensure that your child only misses the minimum amount of time and not a whole morning or afternoon. 


At Aberdare Community School we believe that excellent attendance and punctuality are fundamental in ensuring that children grow up with the correct work ethos for their future lives.

Children’s attendance is closely monitored by our Assistant Head-teacher, Mrs Emma Harris and the Family Engagement Officer, Mrs Sian Williams who are assisted by Mrs Debbie Allen in Years 10 & 11. They work closely with the local authority and RCT’s AWOs.

For your child to gain the greatest benefit from school, maximum attendance is necessary.

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We are a school in the Cynon Valley with 1,350 pupils. With pressure on school budgets, this additional source of income will help the school to support pupils and supply resources that might otherwise not be purchased. 

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