• " 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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Zack's on note with National Youth Orchestra of Wales

Year 13 learner, Zack Wilkins, has been accepted on to the prestigious Young Composers Course which is organised by the National Youth Orchestra of Wales. 

Zack will be attending the residency at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Lampeter,  before the “Nash” go on their annual tour of Wales, with one concert dedicated to the music written by the Young Composers.  This is the fifth year that the composers course has run, with only 6 applicants selected annually, with an age range of 15 to 21.

On the course, Zack will receive tuition in compositional techniques, instrumental writing and analysis of existing repertoire, all delivered by Mark Bowden (former Composer in Residence with BBC NOW).  The National Youth Orchestra of Wales consists of young people aged from 14 to 21 from Wales, with many already studying Music at Universities or Conservatoires across the UK and Europe.

Zack, who is hoping to study Music at University next year,  is very excited by the prospect. “I have always enjoyed performing and playing the piano but it is only in the Sixth Form that I have really got into composing music.  I can’t wait to have the opportunity to work with members of the world’s first ever youth orchestra and I am sure that this is something that will help me a great deal at university.”

Curriculum leader for Music, Mr Chris Williams also commented.  “It is great to see Zack being accepted on to this and just shows how far he has developed his compositional skills during the Sixth Form.  Zack has grasped lots of opportunities and experiences to develop as a musician over the last two years, from becoming a choral scholar in St John’s Church, Llandudno to also taking Grade 6 Vocal and Music Theory exams. He is a great example of the school’s motto “Dare to Achieve” and we all wish him well on the course.”