• " 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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Trip of a lifetime to Thailand

Learners headed to the far east for an educational trip, spending three weeks journeying around Thailand, Laos and Cambodia.

Accompanied by staff members Janet Ralph and Michele Groome, learners visited places such as Bangkok, Chang Mai, Phnom Penh and Ko Chang.  During the trip, they learnt skills such as bushcraft. They also stopped off at a village school in Cambodia and travelled by tuk-tuk to see the largest religious monument in the world at Angkor Wat.

Janet Ralph said: “We set off from Manchester airport and arrived in Bangkok via Dubai. After a tour around the old city of Bangkok by canal, we made the next long journey by train to Chang Mai. Here we were accompanied by experienced guides as we trekked through the jungle between the traditional Laho villages in the Mae Taeng district before sleeping in a bamboo hut. Learners experienced many skills such as bushcraft skills and making walking sticks out of bamboo as well as finding time to enjoy white water rafting.”


Janet added: “There was time for relaxation at Siem Reap in the Gulf of Thailand before moving on to experience the Killing Fields for a sobering insight into Cambodia’s recent history.  “We experienced a range of weather including thunder, lightning and heavy rain but this passed and we could spend some time snorkeling and swimming before facing the long journey home.”

Lee Cummins, headteacher, added: “It has been fascinating to track their journey and see all the wonderful activities they have been engaged in.
“I was lucky enough to meet the learners on their return and chat to them about what they had experienced. It was clear to see that this was a life changing opportunity. This is the second large scale expedition the school has organised and I am sure there will be many more opportunities like this for learners in the future.”