• " The school achieved GCSE results in the top 25% of similar schools in 2017 and 2018."
  • "In lessons and around the school, many pupils are courteous and polite. They engage well in their learning and work suitably in groups and pairs. " - Estyn 2018
  • " High standards of teaching from staff and excellent learning from students, alongside the proactive encouragement of parents, have all contributed to the school's recent success. " - IQM Inspection 2018
  • " In 2018 the school was awarded the Inclusion Quality Mark Award - Centre of Excellence for the second time. This reflects the school's commitment to including all learners. "
  • " The school has a successful Sixth Form in which learners are achieving results in the top 25% of schools in Wales. "
  • " I just wanted to say a huge thanks to your wonderful staff for all the support they have provided for my son and myself over his first year at high school. " - Year Seven Parent - July 2018
  • " The extra curricular activities that are offered via the Engage@Emrys programme are the best in the area. " Year Seven Parent - July 2018







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Useful Information and services

Canolfan Dewi Sant Pensarn

South Parade, Pensarn

Abergele. LL22 7RG

01745 827766




Hesketh House, Bridge Street
Abergele. LL22 7HA

01745 826570



Abergele Council

Llanddulas Road
Abergele. LL22 7BT

01745 833242



Abergele Library

Market Street
Abergele, LL22 7BP
01492 577505


Chester Avenue Community House

57 Cynlas

Off Chester Avenue

Kinmel Bay. LL18 5LP

01745 331825



Conwy Youth Service


Conwy Family Information Service


Parental Engagement

Leading Parent Partnership Award (LPPA)

The Leading Parent Partnership Award (LPPA) is an exciting national award that Ysgol Emrys ap Iwan is working towards in order for us to improve our strategies to involve parents and carers more fully in every child’s learning experience.

The LPPA offers long term benefits such as improved pupil attendance and behaviour and increased parental involvement and support. We hope to continue to improve communication between school and home and nurture the child/parent relationships by highlighting the benefits of adult learning and the positive impact this can have on a child’s education. This is a challenging but rewarding venture.

The benefits for children are:

  • It is easier for a child to learn when they get encouragement at home.
  • They will do better and achieve more when their parents or carers are involved.
  • Children get access to more activities in and out of school when there are more adults to help.
  • Their concerns can be sorted out more quickly when parents and carers have a positive relationship with school staff.
  • They are happier when their parents or other family members get involved in the school, it:
    • Shows them that you are interested in what the school, is doing.
    • Allows them to see that you value what they are learning.
    • Gives them a sense of security.
    • Helps them to learn about good citizenship from your example.

The benefits for parents and carers are:

  • Your children do better when you are involved.
  • You are better able to help and encourage your children.
  • Parents can build their own confidence and skills.
  • You get to know the teachers and other parents.
  • You also gain a better understanding of how the school works.
  • Get to see how your child relates to other children and their teachers.
  • Have the satisfaction of knowing that you are making a contribution to the school and your child’s learning.

If you have any suggestions for how parents and carers can be involved more fully in their learning experiences, please get in touch: info@emrysapiwan.conwy.sch.uk

For more information about the LPPA please follow the link below:


Update - April 2017

Over the course of the year we hope that you have noticed a number of opportunities for parents and carers to get involved in the life of the school. As we informed you at the start of the year we are working towards the Leading Parent Partnership Award (LPPA). The LPPA provides a challenging framework to enable schools to strengthen their partnership with parents and carers.

Please find below a summary of some of the ways we have aimed to improve parental engagement at Ysgol Emrys ap Iwan. All actions are based upon the feedback we have obtained from you as parents.

Priority Areas:

1.  Improve home-school communication

  • Half-termly newsletter with constant format
  • Weekly parent e-bulletin (starting w/c 27/2/17)
  • Parental engagement tracker to identify hard to reach parents
  • Improved use of website (including news section and parents section)
  • Community notice board
  • Increased use of twitter by many departments.
  • Head’s blog

2.  Increase opportunities for parents to be more involved in school life

  • Parent assemblies
  • Number of opportunities for parents to attend events (concerts / awards etc).
  • Number of transition activities arranged involving parents
  • engage@emrys opportunities involving parents
  • Parent and learner cooking classes
  • Parents’ evening booking system
  • E-safety sessions for parents
  • Opportunities for parents to volunteer and help with events.
  • Parent volunteer policy developed.

3.  Equip parents with resources and strategies to support their child’s learning.

  • Parent literacy and numeracy classes
  • Parent computer classes
  • Revision sessions for parents of learners in KS4
  • Improved format of parents’ information evenings to include carousel of activities.
  • Improved resources available on the website.
  • Individualised information provided to parents during information evenings (KS4).

4.  Ensure that parental feedback is obtained, acted upon and shared.

  • All events evaluated by parents, evaluations analysed and priorities identified. Shared on school website.
  • Parental engagement steering group in place, meeting regularly to discuss priorities.
  • Revised / new policies sent to parents for their input.
  • Kirkland Rowell Survey.
  • Parent partnership questionnaires sent as part of QA.
  • Parent focus group with Martin Howlett (Achievement for All).

Please keep an eye on the school website, especially the parents section. It is in this section that we will keep you informed of developments. All letters are available on the school website, also you have access to our school policies and helpful guidance on how to support your child’s learning. You will also find feedback about events that parents have attended and how we will act upon this information.

We are always looking for parents to share their views on particular topics throughout the year. If you are interested please contact info@emrysapiwan.conwy.sch.uk or let your child’s head of year know.