• " 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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SUMMER Reading List

Summer Reading List 2018

A selection of books for you to read and enjoy this summer.


Ash Princess   by Laura Sebastian

If you loved Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard, you won’t want to miss this young adult fantasy novel. With an evil tyrant, a captive queen, and a love triangle that’s oh-so-delicious, this book has everything you need in a riveting weekend read.


Children of Blood and Bone   by Tomi Adeyemi

Get ready for the instant bestseller that won over the hearts of readers everywhere. This West African-inspired fantasy is full of magic, vivid characters, and a star-crossed romance that will keep you glued to every intense page.

The Evolution of Claire   by Tess Sharpe

Claire Dearing is a young college intern at the not-yet-open Jurassic World theme park. In addition to dealing with deadly prehistoric beasts, Claire also tackles the rumours, romance, and mystery that prevail at the park. This prequel novel is a must-read for any “Jurassic World” fan!

The Smoke Thieves   by Sally Green

From the author of the Half Bad trilogy comes a new YA fantasy full of dark magic, forbidden romance, alliances, and betrayals. Perfect for a Song of Ice and Fire fans, this novel centres on five characters whose destinies intertwine in surprising and magical ways.

The Disappearance of Sloan Sullivan   by Gia Cribbs

If thrillers are your thing, snatch up this fast-paced mystery. A life on the run, secret identities, forbidden romance, and more twists than a bag of pretzels will have you checking over your shoulder as you read. This addictive novel will stay with you long after you turn the last page.

Genuine Fraud   by E. Lockhart

If you’re in the mood for a summer read that will blow your mind, then look no further. Genuine Fraud is a gritty thrill ride that will have you questioning everything. Just when you think you’ve got it all figured out, the story takes a turn that will leave you reeling.

Nyxia   by Scott Reintgen

Divergent meets Illuminae in this high-stakes science fiction thriller that’s quickly becoming a reader favourite. It’s about a group of teens competing for the chance to mine a substance called Nyxia on a newly discovered planet. The sequel, Nyxia Unleashed will be published this July.

Undead Girl Gang   by Lily Anderson

When three girls die under suspicious circumstances, Mila decides to use her amateur witch skills to investigate. She accidentally brings all three girls back to life and launches an uproarious and creepy campaign to find their killer.

Always Never Yours   by Austin Siegemund-Broka & Emily Wibberly

Utterly binge-worthy, this is a story about the theatre, a girl, and her hilarious yet heart-breaking love life. Every boy she dates falls head-over-heels in love with someone else, but Megan is not giving up. Witty banter and endearing characters make this high school romance a delight to read.

The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotic   by David Arnold

A teenage boy’s life turns upside down after an incident with hypnosis in this strange and charming novel. You'll love this weird, geeky, remarkably funny tale with loads of pop culture references and enough twists to keep you guessing what might happen to Noah next.

The Beauty that Remains   by Ashley Woodfolk

Music, loss, and love collide in this heart-wrenching novel. For three teenagers suffering from heartache and grief, the things they love no longer provide the respite from life they long for. Keep a box of tissues handy when you read this debut.

The Book Thief   by Markus Zusak

Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel — a young German girl whose book-stealing and storytelling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbours.

Clockwork Angel   by Cassandra Claire

Tessa Gray's search for her missing brother leads her into Victorian London's supernatural underworld, where she must learn to trust the demon-killing Shadow hunters if she wants to learn to control her powers and find her brother.