Friday 24th October is a staff training day, the school is closed to all pupils.
The deadline to pay the deposit for Glan Llyn is fast approaching! Get your money in ASAP to Mrs Thomas to secure your place! Don’t miss out on a great opportunity to improve your Welsh whilst having a great weekend away with friends at the same time!
PE Department Twitter
The PE department have move informing pupils regarding fixtures and other important information onto social media ‘Twitter’. Take a look here: PE Twitter
Young Writers Success AGAIN!!!!
Congratulations once again to 18 of our pupils who entered the ‘A Twist in the Tale’ Young Writers competition and have been selected to have their work published. Congratulations to the following pupils:
Chloe Davies, Cian Cartwrigh, Ellie Williams, Emily Boyce, Kian Campbell, Shannah Mabbitt, Elliemay Hawkins, Emma Kingston, Elys Fisher, Tia Williams, Isabel Withers, Chloe Edwards, Georgia Parfitt, Jack Davis, Chelsea Davies, Katie Edmunds, Kian Jones, Marcus Jones.
All 18 poems have be published in the ‘A TWIST IN THE TALE’ book, this book will be kept in the British Library and further libraries across the UK and Republic of Ireland. This book will also be kept in the library section of our LRC for all to read alongside the Mini Sagas, Express Yourself Through Poetry and The Poetry Games books containing our other previously published authors.
Llongyfarchiadau, congratulations to all.
As you are aware, we have made a number of improvements to our security over the summer, which will result in a safer environment for your child to be educated. The main features are automatic gates at the front of the school, and centrally controlled internal doors.
We understand that the automatic gates may prove a slight inconvenience when visiting the school, however I am sure you would agree that this is a price worth paying in terms of the improved environment. Parental letter informing about security gates etc
Sixth Form Car Use
A decision has been taken by the CVC for numerous reasons that Form Six students are no longer permitted to travel from site to site in their own cars and must use the consortium transport provided Sixth form use of gates
GCSE RESULTS SUMMER 2014
Many congratulations to our Year 11 pupils that achieved an outstanding set of results at GCSE. This is the result of extremely hard work by pupils and staff and the results are thoroughly deserved. 90% of pupils achieved the level 2 threshold. 60% passed English and 85% passed Science.
All students are to be congratulated but the following deserve a special mention.
Joel Morgan: 6As, 1A* including As in English, Maths and Science having a total of 14 GCSEs including Welsh Baccalaureate.
Toni Edwards: 4 A*s, 3 As including A in English, A* in Maths and Science having a total of 13 GCSE’s including Welsh Baccalaureate.
Ben Wilson: 5A*s, 2 As including A* in English, B in Maths and B in Science having a total of 13 GCSE’s including Welsh Baccalaureate.
Sophie Wilson: 2A*s, 5 As including A in English, B in Maths and A in Science having a total of 13 GCSE’s.
Ffion Morgan: 12 GCSEs including Welsh Baccalaureate 3A*s, 2 As including 3 As in English, Maths and Science
Headteacher Huw Lloyd said “I’m delighted for our students. It’s the culmination of very hard work. I would also like to thank the parents who’ve been with them all of the way. It’s particularly pleasing that we’ve had more A*s and As than ever before and shows that standards and expectations are rising.”
A LEVEL RESULTS SUMMER 2014
Many congratulations to our Year 13 pupils. We achieved the best ever set of A Level results. It means that nearly all pupils gained access to the Universities of their choice. All students are to be congratulated but the following deserve a special mention.
Natalia Powell – A – Biology A – History A – Religious Studies and will study Biology at Cardiff
Stacy Treharne – A – History A- Religious Studies B – English Literature and will study Law in Cardiff
Owen Gibson – A – Chemistry A – Mathematics A – Physics and will study Mechanical Engineering in Bath
Leon Jones – A – English Literature A – HIstory D – Biology and will study Law in Cardiff
Joshua Jones – will study Opera at the Royal College of Music and Drama in Cardiff
In total the school achieved a 100% pass rate with 80% of grades at C and above. 86% of pupils achieved the Level 3 threshold and 42 pupils have gone on to University or other Higher Education establishments.
September Term times 2014-15
Monday & Tuesday – 1st and 2nd September 2014 INSET DAYS (Y12 & 13 enrolment) Wednesday 3rd September 2014 – Year 7 & Year 12 only in school (for literacy tests) Thursday 4th September 2014 – Year 7-11 only in school Friday 5th September 2014 – Y12 and 13 start lessons. Whole school in.
The school said goodbye to three long serving members staff with a total of 88 years service to the school. Mr Gareth Evans who joined the teaching staff in 1996 (18 years service), Mr Brian Phibben who joined the school in 1980 (34 years service) and Mr Liz Lewis who joined the school in 1979 (35 years service) all retired. We wish them well in their well-deserved retirement.
To view the full report in .pdf format please select this link: Annual Governors’ Report 2014