• " 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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general information

What other school publications exist?

The following publications are available from the school office or here on the website:

• Prospectus  -  issued to all new learners.

• 14+ Year 9 Options  -  issued in Year 9 for GCSE option choices.

• 16+ Sixth Form Prospectus  -  issued in Year 11 for A level / BTEC choices.

What letters am I likely to receive from school?

Standard letters about events, parents’ evenings etc are usually delivered by your child.  You may also receive a letter about his / her work or behaviour.  Many letters have a tear-off slip to be returned to school.

How often will I receive reports on my child’s work?

We produce formal, detailed reports on your child’s school work once a year.  Progress reports will also be sent out on three occasions during the year.

When are Parents’ Evenings held?

At least once a year.  These evenings are held from 3.45 - 6.30pm and you will be given appointment times to see each of your child’s teachers.  Additional information meetings are held in at key points to inform parents about such issues as exam preparation and subject choice - for example when learners need to make choices concerning GCSE subjects.  These meetings will usually start at 6.30pm.

What other opportunities are there to meet staff?

It is important that problems of any kind are sorted out as quickly as possible.  If we are concerned about your child, we will invite you in to discuss the problem.  If you are concerned, please make an appointment to see us.

How do I arrange to see a teacher about my child?

Should you wish to discuss any problems experienced by your child, you are welcome to come into school.  In cases of genuine emergency call in at any time, but whenever possible we ask that you make an appointment first.

Are staff always available?

As staff have a teaching commitment, it is not always possible to see parents who arrive in school without an appointment so you may have to wait, but there will always be a senior member of staff available to see you.

Whom should I see when I come into school?

If in doubt, explain your problem to the receptionist who will advise you.  However, the first person to contact will usually be the Pastoral Tutor or Pastoral Leader for your child’s year group.


Our Governors

Who are the Governors?

The governing body of our school includes representatives of parents, local government, the local community and teaching staff.  You will have the chance to vote for parent-governors and may stand for election yourself (details of any elections will be sent to you).

Do I have the opportunity to talk to the governors?

Yes.  Governors can be contacted at any time and will be pleased to deal with your concerns.  Contact details are available via the school.  In addition, governor representatives are available at Parents’ Meetings should you wish to discuss any issues.

Complaints Procedures

We hope good communication will resolve any problems.  However, should issues remain unresolved, you have the right to make a formal complaint to the Governors.  Details of these procedures are available from the school office.