• " 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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Abergele High School Musical

Jordan (centre) with his two leading ladies Kia (left), Emma (right) and main cast members

A Sixth former will take his first steps towards a professional stage career when he appears at the Pavilion Theatre, Rhyl on July 9th-10th.

Jordan Harwood will play Troy in Emrys ap Iwan's production of Disney's High School Musical, and he has two leading ladies opposite him.

The role of Gabriella will be played by Emma Gizzi and Kia Darlington.  The cast will also be boosted by 22 primary school pupils from Ysgol Sant Elfod.

The show tells the tale of teenage love involving a sporty young man and a studious young girl. 

Jordan said,  "It's  a great story.  Troy and Gabriella meet on holiday before she moves to his school.  He is heavily into basketball and she is something of a maths geek.  They both audition for roles in the school musical and when everyone finds out it causes chaos.  It's about breaking down social barriers and accepting people for who they are."

Drama teacher Nia Stalker, who has been working on the production along with fellow drama teacher Kevin Jones and music teacher Laura Kestell, said, "We have a great mix of learners all the way from year 5 up to year 13.  Our biggest problem came after auditions were held and we ended up with two leading ladies.

Kia and Emma are both so talented and we couldn't split them.  As a result they will each play the lead role of Gabriella Montez."

Kia Darlington, plays Gabriella on the Thursday and said, "It's going to be a great experience.  Gabriella, as a character, is a bit like me."


Tickets:  Rhyl Pavilion  Tel:  (01745) 330000     Web:  Rhyl Pavilion Theatre