Pen y Dre Primary Cluster

At Pen y Dre we pride ourselves on our strong relationships between parents and carers, our partner primary schools and ourselves.

There are six designated primary schools in Merthyr Tydfil who form the Pen y Dre cluster of schools. We work with these schools throughout the year, forming great relationships between staff, parents and teachers, allowing the transition between Primary and High School to be that much smoother for all students and parents.

Dowlais Primary School

Dowlais Merthyr Tydfil. Telephone: 01685 351808

Gellifaelog Primary School
Penydarren, Merthyr Tydfil Telephone: 01685 351812

Goetre Primary School
Rowan Way, Merthyr Tydfil Telephone: 01685 351814

Gwaunfarren Primary School
Alexandra Avenue Merthyr Tydfil Telephone: 01685 351810

Pantyscallog Primary School
Pant, Dowlais, Merthyr Tydfil Telephone: 01685 351813

Ysgol y Graig Primary School
Cefn Coed, Merthyr Tydfil, Telephone: 01685 723159

Each year the school admits students from these primary schools, who are guaranteed a place at our school. In recent years there have been many applications from non- cluster primary schools.

Each year the school holds Open Mornings in September. Prospective parents from our partner primary schools and parents who are interested in what we offer are encouraged to attend.

To apply for a place at the school, parents need to complete our admissions form, available from the school or the LA. There are limited spaces available at Pen Y Dre.  Please phone: 01685 351845 or email for a form or further advice.  Alternatively please visit the councils website where you may be able to apply online if the online application window is available.  If the window is closed there is a link to the late application form available.