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Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Bryn Tawe



We will be changing the schoolwork timetable when we re-open on the 29/06/20. No work will be set this week as we prepare to return, but we ask pupils to make sure they complete the work that was set last week (15-19 / 06/20) by the first day you will be return to school.

If your child does not plan to return until September, we will still set work weekly. The new work will be set on the day your child’s year is attending school from the 29/06/20 until the end of term. We will support your child, in school or remotely, to arrange their time to complete the work.

Pupils are also welcome to complete any other tasks that they have not been able to complete before now, provided they are confident to do so.

We will set a task to encourage pupils to use their Welsh again this week, can you please ensure that your child attempts the task?


For the attention of our parents:

As you know, we will continue to offer emergency childcare between the 29/06/20 and the end of term. There are some important changes you need to consider – please read this letter for full details of these changes before completing the questionnaire below.

Questionnaire for emergency childcare between the 29/06/20 – end of term.

Personal details form

Editable ‘word’ version of the personal details form


As you are aware, we will be re-opening to our pupils on the 29th of June. We kindly ask parents to read the letter and the information on the daily practical arrangements link before completing the return to school questionnaire below:

See the letter with details on returning to school here.

See here for the daily practical arrangements on returning to school.

Having read both documents above, could ALL parents complete the  return to school questionnaire here  by 12:00 on Thursday the 18/06/20 at the latest?


Thank you to all of you who completed the recent questionnaire on our distance learning provision. We have analysed your answers and are keen to continue to improve our blended learning provision. It was good to see that 86% of our parents were happy with the provision so far from the information gathered through the LA’s recent questionnaire to parents.

See our plans in the presentation below on how we are going to respond to some of your suggestions. Remember to contact us if you have any further feedback?

Feedback to parents on distance learning at Bryn Tawe

Our intention is to send a questionnaire to our parents at the end of term to update your views on the provision so that we can further refine and improve our provision as we prepare for September.

I will share some information with all our parents about our plans to re-open on Monday – keep an eye on our website.


As you know, following the announcement by the Minister for Education and Skills on Wednesday, we intend to re-open to pupils on the 29th of June. All pupils will have the opportunity to attend in order to come to school to meet their teachers and some of their classmates, to catch up and continue to learn and to prepare for the new academic year.

Naturally, it is a worrying and uncertain time for all of us. As you can imagine, your children’s school experience will be different during this unprecedented time, but I can assure you that we will prioritise the health and safety of your children and school staff.

We are in the process of preparing thoroughly and planning carefully so that our pupils can return to a safe and welcoming environment.

We will be contacting you over the coming weeks with clear and specific details for the reopening of Bryn Tawe. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact us at school or via our usual email.

Following the announcement, Mr Nick Williams, Director of Education for the City and County of Swansea has written to all parents in the authority – see his letter here.

Could all parents complete the Local Authority questionnaire below by 10th June at the latest? This will be key in supporting us in planning to reopen.

Swansea LA Parent Questionnaire (English)


Parents – see the link here to download a new software, for free, to aid Welsh language spellchecking and grammar checking. It is especially useful for non-Welsh speaking parents to support their children with distance learning and much more.   


Year 9 will start on the work of preparing for their GCSE courses from the 1st of June. They will therefore follow the KS4 daily timetable, both in the core and non-core subjects

SMHW and ‘Teams’ have been updated to include new classes for all non-core subjects.

The timetable and option columns are below:

See the daily work timetable here

See the option columns here

The pupils will stay in their current classes in the core subjects.


See the letter here for an update about our new school uniform.


Parents of year 6 pupils – see the letter here for an update on our transition programme this year. You can also see our new school uniform policy here.

We will be in touch after half term with some more information and activities for your children. Please check our website and @bryntawe on twitter – we will also share all the information with our partner primary schools.

Enjoy half term!

YEAR 12 OPTIONS for 2020-21

We have set our year 12 option columns for 2020-21. These have been created using the choices made by pupils who intend to return to our 6th Form in partnership with Ysgol Gyfun Gŵyr. Click here to access the option columns.

See here for further guidance on the process of setting columns and choosing options.