First Class Education

Our school is set on a beautiful hilltop in extensive, well-maintained grounds. Accommodation is used effectively so our students benefit from excellent facilities and resources.

pros__comp1We use the landscape around us as a wonderful resource for learning. We have outdoor classrooms and our recently developed Historic Garden is used by many departments to bring learning alive.

Classrooms are bright and cheerful learning environments where bilingual displays of students’ work celebrate their achievements. ICT facilities are excellent. The school is fully networked so ICT can be accessed by all throughout the school. There are computer suites in all curriculum areas along with interactive teaching. These learning resources and laptops are used by students as study aids.

We pride ourselves in being innovative in the use of new technologies whilst using the best of traditional methods of teaching. Our FROG VLE is an interactive tool enabling students to study out of school, and parents to access information about their children’s progress.

The Learning Centre is mainly a resource for the Sixth Form and houses three new computer suites, video conferencing facilities, classrooms and study areas. There are outstanding resources for self- supported study.

Recently developed is the “Bwyty’r Castell”, our Castle Restaurant. Breakfasts are served from 8.15am. Hot and cold meals are served at break and lunchtime. Healthy snacks from the Salad and Pasta bar are also available.

The Design and Technology Centre has a brand new catering facility, first class CAD/ CAM resources and a superb textiles suite. Our Arts programmes achieve outstanding results because of first class teaching and new learning resources. We work with visiting 2D and 3D artists to enhance and enliven our school, making it a vibrant and stimulating learning environment. Our Sixth Form students have their own Art studio enabling them to develop their ideas fully.

Facilities for sport are first class, leading to high standards of achievement and a broad curriculum. Our Healthy Schools Initiative means that every student has a fitness plan and target and everyone in the school is encouraged to develop and maintain healthier lifestyles. All students are encouraged to participate in the huge, varied range of lunchtime and after school clubs and activities.