We begin the new term with great excitement for what lies ahead and a sense of nostalgia as we begin the process of bidding farewell to Tonypandy Community College.

This is the final term of the College as we welcome the brand new Ysgol Nantgwyn for children aged 3 – 16 opening in September.

For over a century the many incarnations of the school has provided a first class education for tens of thousands of young people. From the early days of the original Higher Elementary Mixed School that opened in 1915 and the Grammar School that operated from 1944, the school later moved to its present site as Tonypandy Comprehensive School in 1978.

An enormous amount of people have been associated with our school over the generations because of the pivotal role it has played in nurturing the futures of an entire community.

The opening of Ysgol Nantgwyn will provide an exciting and new chapter in the history of the town and we look forward with great anticipation for the new term.

More importantly as we celebrate the past and look forward to the future, we will have a term to remember.

The final school production of Annie was a great success and is being followed by the Year 11 Prom on June 28 and the last Post 16 Prom on July 13.

We will hold a formal Tonypandy Community College Celebration Event for all staff and governors past and present on July 10 at 4.45pm. A Student Celebration and Farewell will also be held.

Staff are working extremely hard with all students and most importantly students of Year 11 and 13 as they complete the GCSE and A-Level examinations before receiving what I’m sure will be excellent results in August.

On behalf of all the staff and governors, we look forward to another term of hard work, dedication and celebration befitting the end of Tonypandy Community College.