10 Jul 2019

End of Year Letter

Dear Parents / Guardians,

As we approach the end another successful academic year, I would like to thank the school community for its support, hard work, and commitment throughout the year. Our pupils have excelled academically, and in a wide range of sporting and cultural activities. Our warmest congratulations to each and every one.



This letter is also an opportunity to bid farewell to members of staff who are leaving at the end of the school year. Mrs Katherine Davies, the School’s Substantive Head, is leaving the School officially at the end of term. Mrs Davies’ contribution to the School’s development over the past fifteen years has been considerable. Mrs Davies has been seconded to work for Welsh Government since January 2017. A remarkable chapter in the School’s history comes to an end with Mrs Davies’ departure.


Miss Kate Evans, Miss Ria Evans, Miss Frances Morgan, and Mr Dyfan Tinnuche have been valued members off our classroom support team for the past year – they are all moving on to other employment or further studies.


Mrs Sioned Parry has already begun her extended maternity leave.  Mrs Nia Williams (Geography) is moving to Ysgol y Preseli as Head of Geography after 3 years in Gŵyr, while Mr Gareth Jones (after 4 years), Dr Joseff Loft (after 2 years) and Mrs Paula Davies are leaving the Science Department. Mrs Catrin Shaw (English) is moving on as Head of English at Ysgol Caer Elen after a year in Gŵyr


We thank all our departing staff for their contribution to the life of Ysgol Gyfun Gwyr.


End of term arrangements.

The last day of term is Friday 19 July 2019 and the buses will be leaving at the end of the school day at the usual time of 3:10pm


GCSE and A/AS Level Results

The A/AS Level results can be collected on Thursday 15 August, and the GCSE results are available for collection on Thursday 22 August 2019 in the Sixth Form Block from 8.00am – 12pm.


Arrangements for the beginning of next term

The new term will begin for all pupils (Yr 7-13) on Tuesday 3 September 2019. The school uniform will revert to normal after the period of Summer school uniform. Therefore pupils will be wearing black school trousers with plain black school shoes with the School polo shirt. I would kindly remind parents that jeans and leggings are not acceptable as school trousers.


School Holidays and INSET Days for 2019-20

Below are the details of the holidays and INSET days for the next academic year to help you with your planning. A full calendar outlining other key dates and events will be distributed in September.


Holidays  2019-20
Half Term Break 1 Monday 28 October – Friday 1 November 2019
Christmas Holiday Monday 23 December 2019 – Friday 3 January 2020
Half Term Break 2 Monday 17 February – Friday 21 February 2020
Easter Holiday Monday 6 April – Friday 17 April 2020
Bank Holiday Friday 8 May 2020
Half Term Break 3 Monday 25 May – Friday 29 May 2020
Summer Holidays Tuesday 21 July – Monday 31 August 2020


INSET Days 2019-20
INSET 1         Monday 2 September 2019

INSET 2         Monday 9 December 2019

INSET 3         Friday 21 December 2019

INSET 4         Friday 14 February 2020

INSET 5        Monday 20 July 2020


Thank you for your support throughout the school year. We look forward to the new term and renewing our home-school partnership in September. We wish you all a happy and safe summer break.