• " 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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Nursing experiences from former learner

Ysgol Emrys ap Iwan welcomed back one their learners, Melissa Sumalinog.

After finishing her degree at Nottingham University, Melissa returned to talk to current learners about her experiences during her time training to become a fully qualified nurse.

Speaking about her work life balance, Melissa spoke to the Year 12 and 13 learners about university life, her placements in hospitals and making sure she met deadlines whilst still having a social life.

Melissa said: “It was great to find time to come to visit my school again before I move to London to take up my first Nursing post at Guy’s Hospital. I was pleased I could pass on my experiences of studying Health and Social Care at Ysgol Emrys ap Iwan with current course learners and explain how I achieved a First Class Honours degree in Nursing from Nottingham University. I will always be grateful for the excellent teaching I had at this school.”

Year 12 Health and Social Care learner Tegan Pilkington said: “Melissa has made me even more determined to pursue nursing as a career. She talked about how she has adapted to the demands of a degree course far away from home. I hope to start developing the same skills during my time in the Sixth Form.”

Year 13 learner Courtney Friday added: “Her motivation is infectious. I am going to work hard on my A2 Health and Social Care course and in my part-time employment in a local care home so that I can be an effective and successful nurse just like Melissa.”

Mr Lee Cummins, Headteacher at Ysgol Emrys ap Iwan said: “It’s great to have successful learners returning to school and sharing their experiences with our current learners.”