A SCHOOL in Caerphilly will have sixth form provisions across one site from September this year – but for just one day a week.

Around 30 pupils and parents from Ysgol Gyfun Cwm Rhymni’s Y Gwyndy attended a public meeting held at Caerphilly Rugby Club to voice their frustration over the lack of a full sixth form - particularly on the Pontygwindy site.

The campus, on Pontygwindy Road, was redeveloped at a cost of £20 million and is also home to Ysgol Gymraeg Caerffili.

Parents were told in November last year that there was not enough demand to provide a sixth form at Y Gwyndy.

However, a campaign led by parents has progressed, with the school now stating students studying for the Welsh Baccalaureate will be based at Y Gwyndy for one day a week from September.

It was also agreed to request the school send out a questionnaire to pupils and parents of Year 11 to assess pupil demand for Y Gwyndy.

The meeting was chaired by Morgan Jones ward Cllr James Pritchard.

He said: “Parents and pupils were absolutely clear at the public meeting. There should be an enhanced sixth form offer at Y Gwyndy to enable the Welsh Language to flourish in Caerphilly.”

A Caerphilly County Borough Council spokesman said, “The sixth form provision at Y Gwyndy is subject to ongoing review and any decision about future plans would be for the school to decide.
“It is important to note that this school is split between two sites (Y Gwyndy and Gellihaf) and learners have access to the sixth form provision at both locations.”