• " 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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Emrys scoops award for excellent Parental Involvement

Pupils and parents from our feeder schools in an art class

Ysgol Emrys ap Iwan have been awarded the prestigious Leading Parent Partnership Award, nationally recognising its work with parents and carers.

The award celebrates schools with an exceptional relationship with their pupils' families.  Ysgol Emrys ap Iwan is thrilled to be the first secondary school in Conwy to achieve this award.

The Leading Parent Partnership Award (LPPA) is an exciting national award that Ysgol Emrys ap Iwan has been working towards for two years, it provides a challenging framework to help schools improve strategies to involve parents and carers more fully in every child’s learning experience.



Ysgol Emrys ap Iwan learners with their parents participating in a cookery class


The assessment highlighted that “The school has a strong commitment to parent partnership which is supported by the headteacher, senior leadership team, staff and governors. The school has created a welcoming, friendly environment for parents through its open-door policy, accessible senior leaders and approachable staff who welcome discussions with parents and listen to their views.”

We are very proud as this award highlights the hard work and dedication of staff, governors and parents working together for a better education for our children. The LPPA has enabled us to pull the various strands of parental support together to provide the cohesive approach to partnership working that lies at the heart of Ysgol Emrys ap Iwan as a learning community. Mr Cummins, Headteacher stated “The Leading Parent Partnership Award looks at how well we work with parents and carers, how welcoming the school is, and how we support parents in helping their child to learn. It was a very thorough but rewarding process and through it we began to realise our vision of parents, carers and families becoming even more involved in the life of learning that their child experiences at our school. We have seen the impact that the effective parental partnership can have on building trust and confidence, and how this can be so powerful in supporting children’s learning.

Well done and thank you to all the parents/carers, staff and learners who helped is achieve this award. Parental engagement remains as a key priority in our school vision and we will continue to enhance this partnership throughout the next year.”