On this page you will find information which we hope will be useful to you as parents. If you cannot find the information you require, please contact us on risca@caerphilly.gov.uk

Is your child taking GCSEs? Here's a useful guide to how you can help.

You can find useful data on all schools in Wales on the Welsh Government's "My Local School" site. Click here for information about RCCS.

You can access the latest Estyn report for the school here.

You can find details of our Pupil Development Grant here

Find out about claiming for Free School Meals here

Find out about ParentPay (on line payment for trips etc) here

Please note most of our information for parents now comes through the weekly blog which you can read HERE.




We have a number of short, informal documents for parents and carers in the form of FAQ Factsheets. These cover a range of issues and are regularly updated.If you have any ideas about topics you would like covered in this series please let us know.

Other schools are welcome to use and adapt these documents, but please acknowledge the source. Thank you


The ASD Centre



Breaks & Lunchtimes

The Canteen (LINKS:- CCBC Catering and Free School Meals)

Community School


Duke of Edinburgh

UPDATED! Emergency Closure


NEW! Leadership and Management, 2017/18

The Library

Musical Instrument Lessons

National Literacy and Numeracy Framework

Parents' Evenings

PE and School Sports

Helping with Reading

"Safe Mode" Procedures



Uniform Grant

Y11 GCSE Examinations


Full Day Schedule (pdf)


Please click HERE to download the September 2018/19 uniform list (pdf) You may also want to read about the Uniform Grant in the FAQ section above.

Visit our supplier's website.

Please note there is no longer a requirement for outdoor coats to be "dark in colour." As parents and pupils have rightly suggested a brighter coat is a safer coat when walking to and from school in the dark.

TERM DATES 2018/19


Click here to find current and future term dates for all Caerphilly schools.

Here's our "year at a glance" calendar for 2018/19

In 2017/18 RCCS will also be closed to pupils (apart from those taking exams) on the following five Staff Training Days:-

Monday 3rd and Tuesday 4th September

Monday 7th January

Friday 12th April

Monday 22nd July


Y7 21st March 2019 (also a Tutor Evening on 24th October 2018)

Y8 13th November 2018

Y9 16th January 2019 (also an Options Evening on 6th Feb 2019)

Y10 7th March 2019

Y11 4th December 2018

Please click HERE for the full schedule of progress reports for 2018/19


We would advise you to regulate your child's use of the internet at all times, and this means more than simply monitoring the home computer, as many mobile devices are now able to access programs. Click here to read an important letter from the local authority, and here for a useful leaflet.


Attendance Policy



Sex and Relationships

Advice on Measles

Internal Appeals

Policy for External Qualifications

School Strategic Equality Plan

Data Protection Policy

Anti-bullying policy and strategy

Complaints procedure


Arrangements in Wales for meeting with the school Governing Body have changed. Please click here for the latest information.

See under the "Governors" tab for further information on the RCCS Governing Body


We (@RiscaCCS) were the first school in Wales-perhaps even the UK- to start using Twitter as a means of communicating regularly with our school community back in 2009, and we also use Facebook as a linked account, as well as YouTube, Vimeo and Flickr. Some schools still avoid social networking sites and some parents may have concerns. Click here to read a short policy statement we prepared for pupils, see above for our FAQ sheet, and for more general information see our "Keeping children safe on line" section. Read about our Twitter story here.

We are often consulted on the use of social media in education and are always happy to offer advice to parents and to other schools


Dear Parent/Carer

Letter to parents of new Y7, 30.06.16

Letter to Y7-10 parents/carers, 06.06.16

Letter to Y11 parents/carers, 16.05.16

Letter to Parents/Carers (June 12th 2015)

Letter to Parents/Carers about pupils leaving site (April 27th 2015)

Letter to Parents/Carers with regard to traffic safety (January 8th 2015)

Letter to Parents/Carers (November 28th 2014)

Letter to Parents/Carers about uniform and attendance (July 17th 2014)

Letter to Parents/Carers with regard to Industrial Action on 10th July (July 3rd 2014)

Letter to Parents/Carers (June 27th 2014)

Letter to Parents/Carers of pupils joining us in September (June 2014)

Letter to Parents/Carers- Estyn Report (May 2014)

Letter to Parents/Carers of pupils with regard to Industrial Action on 26th March

Letter to Parents/Carers of students in receipt of English GCSE grades (March 6th 2014)

Letter to all RCCS Parents/Carers (February 12th 2014)

Letter for Parents of Y6 joining us in 2014 (December 12th 2013)

Letter to all RCCS Parents/Carers (December 12th 2013)

Letter to Y8-11 Parents 3.09.13

Letter to Y7 Parents 2.09.13

Reservoir Safety Message (July 2013)

Letter for parents of pupils in Y6 joining RCCS in September 2013

Letter regarding developments in the Canteen

Summer Term Letter to Parents 5- May 2013

Spring Term Letter to Parents 4- February 2013

Letter to next year's new intake- December 2012

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