• " 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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Learners in touch with history


Ysgol Emrys ap Iwan Year 8 learners were given a remarkable opportunity to immerse themselves in the history of the Great War.

They were visited by Jerry Bone, a volunteer, and Lorraine Lister, marketing officer, of Bodelwyddan Castle & Trust who gave a talk on the incredible experiences of those who fought and died on both sides during the First World War.

The learners were able to handle artefacts that included weapons and helmets recovered from the battlefields of Flanders and the Somme, as well as dress up in soldiers’ uniforms and feel the vast weight of the kit carried by each man.


Ray Wood, Curriculum leader of Humanities from Ysgol Emrys ap Iwan said: “It was amazing that learners were able to touch items once owned by brave soldiers, many of whom were not prepared for the realities of trench warfare and who were ultimately to give their lives. The opportunity to quite literally touch the past allowed our learners to understand the real experience of war.”

Mia O’Mahony, a learner who participated said: “What I’ll remember most is that the youngest British soldier to go to war was only 13, which is how old we are now. It is amazing how willing people were to fight and do their bit.”

Learners were also given a chance to remember those from Abergele who died in the First World War by painting poppies and the names of the fallen from the town on stones to be used in a Commemoration at the Royal Welch Fusiliers Museum at Caernarfon Castle organised by Shirley Williams.