• " 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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Musical successes


Ysgol Emrys ap Iwan has had a series of musical successes recently.

Talented Ysgol Emrys ap Iwan learner Daisy Parry (12) has recently gained her Grade 2 Flute with Merit. Daisy had been playing the flute since she was 8 and has flute lessons through school with peripatetic tutor, Matthew Bicknell, a former Flute and Sax player with the Royal Marines Band Service.

Outside school she has been playing the piano since she was 7 and has passed Grade 4 Piano along with her musical theory level 3 and is currently studying for her grade 4 theory exam.

Daisy said: “I was thrilled to receive a merit for my flute exam. It was unexpected and a lovely surprise. I enjoy playing both the flute and the piano. Enjoying the challenge of the piano along with the various pieces of music I play and the beautiful sound and skill when playing the flute.”

Daisy was interviewed by her fellow form group peers Daisy Fowler and Casey Webb who are part of the news group reporting on events at Ysgol Emrys ap Iwan.

Mr Chris Williams, Head of Music at Ysgol Emrys ap Iwan said: “It’s great to see a Year 7 Learner taking on extra challenges in Music, earning an internationally recognised qualification and achieving a high grade!”

Other musical success stories include James Lawson in Year 13 who passed his Grade 8 Singing exam with distinction. He took his exam on the morning of the school production of ‘Footloose’ in which he was playing one of the lead roles.

Emilia Lorey also achieved a merit for her grade 4 Singing exam, Charlotte Smith (13) passed her Grade 1 Harp with Merit and Pippa Taylor (15) passed her Music Theory Grade 1 exam.