We are a very busy but friendly school, with lots going on. This website aims to give you a taster of the school, as well as providing up to date information for parents, pupils and the wider community.

Our school was opened on June 7th 1999 by Allan Rogers MP. The school is a brand new single story building which is situated in a beautiful setting, at the base of the mountain from which it derives its name. The children come from the four nearby villages of Bleanrhondda, Blaen-y-cwm, Tynewydd and Treherbert.

We hope that you enjoy your visit to our website, and that you find the information you are looking for. Please feel free to contact the school direct with any queries you may have.

Mr T. Lewis
Head Teacher

A school should be a place where children can express themselves. It therefore follows that the child’s time in school should incorporate within it opportunities to display whatever abilities and talents they possess. Whatever a child finds as being of a ‘natural ability’ to them, whether that be of an academic, practical, artistic or sporting nature, they should find a means to develop that ability within the schools curriculum.

At Pen Pych our aim is to create a happy, safe environment which enables a wide variety of learning experiences to flourish. This atmosphere should reflect in the partnership between home, school and the community, and should challenge and promote the interest of the child. We want to enable your child to develop a range of skills and abilities both academic and practical, which will equip him/her for the future in a rapidly changing world.

Whilst at Pen Pych we expect high standards of behaviour incorporating self-respect and respect for others. We expect all at Pen Pych to promote equality of opportunity and respect for whatever their race, gender or disability. We hope the children will preserve their own cultural identity within Wales, whilst at the same time promoting an understanding of and a respect for other cultures and faiths. We believe in the value of the individual and in promoting work and the support for the group, the class and the school as the ‘Pen Pych’ family.

As children, parents, teachers, governors and the community working together, we would hope that the quality of work and behaviour as well as our internal and external environments reflect this aim of promoting the fullest development of every child.

Our Penpych Parliament vision is that we work hard as a team of representatives for our class mates and want to make the school an even better place than it already is. We want all children in the school to be able to have a voice in the improvements for our school. We aim to make pupils feel happy and safe. We want everyone to enjoy their time at school, to learn and to become the best that they can be. We also want to remember beyond our school and to make a difference to our world.

Meet our Criw Cymraeg. Their job is to promote a Welsh ethos by encouraging learners to speak Welsh. Deliver the phrase of the Fortnight in assembly and teach Welsh games on the yard.