Dear pupils, parents and families of Cathays High School,

I am writing to update you with arrangements for the return to school in January. We have just been informed by Cardiff Council that schools will not be open to students from any year group in the week 4th January to 8th January 2021.

Instead, Cathays High has planning and preparation days on Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th January, where teachers will be undertaking professional learning and preparing for the blended learning provision of the week ahead. We will not be setting work or providing live lessons for pupils on those two days.

On Wednesday 6th, Thursday 7th and Friday 8th January 2021, teachers will be providing remote learning activities which will include tasks set on Google Classroom and live lessons in many subjects. These will follow the Home Learning timetable which is available by clicking this link and scrolling to the bottom of the page:  Home learning Timetable.

Cathays High will be open on 6th January to 8th January for the children of key workers only. Key workers have been identified as blue light emergency workers, NHS staff, social care workers and those working in the education sector. We will need to know in advance if any key workers would like to send their children to school on these three days. Please could you email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  by the end of day on Monday January 4th, if you would like your child to attend school on any of those days.

Please state in the email your child’s name and form, which days you would like your child to attend school and your occupation. This information is essential so that we can ensure that there is sufficient provision and staffing available to safely supervise your children and ensure they are learning.

School will be open to all students from Monday 11th January 2021 and for the remainder of the half-term, unless there are any other significant changes.

Please contact the school if you require any further information on these matters.

Yours faithfully

Stuart Davies



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Dear pupils, parents and families,

I am writing to let you know that the Governing Body, supported by Cardiff Council and the Central South Consortium, conducted interviews for the permanent position of Headteacher at Cathays High School on Thursday 10th and Friday 11th December.

We are pleased to announce that Mr. Stuart Davies, the current acting Headteacher, was successful in securing the post permanently. Mr. Davies has been a member of the Cathays High community since January 2000 when he arrived as a student teacher. In more recent years, he has been a senior leader here since September 2011 and deputy headteacher from September 2015 until August 2020, spending this term as Acting Headteacher. I am sure you will join me in wishing Mr. Davies luck and success in his new position.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank students for their exemplary conduct and hard work in this most unusual of terms. I would also like to thank parents for supporting the school to keep students, families and staff safe and to ensure that children continued to learn and make progress.

I wish everyone a restful holiday period and, for those of our families celebrating, a merry Christmas and a happy new year.

Yours faithfully

Mr. Peter Wong

(Chair of Governors)


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Dear Parent/Guardian,

We have recently carried out a virtual parents evening for Key Stage 4 & 5.

After reviewing the evening, we will now hold a virtual parents evening for the following year groups on the following dates

Year 9 including KS3HE – Thursday 18th March

Year 8 – Thursday 20th May

Year 7 – Thursday 10th June

We will send you more information and appointment sheets prior to the evening

Yours Faithfully,
Mrs Harrington
Assistant Head




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