• Year 6 Open Evening
    Recently Year 6 pupils from our primary feeder schools went to Cardiff Bay to take part in some field work activities with the Art, Geography and History Departments. The pupils had great fun getting to know each other and taking a trip on the Waterbus across the Bay! 

    The same evening we held an Open Evening so that parents and pupils could see the school at work. A good time was had by all!

    Posted 18 Oct 2016, 05:46 by Cenwyn Brain
  • GCSE Results 2016
    Congratulations to our students and staff for their hard work this year. Although results have dipped a little from our best ever results last year, we are still happy that 58% of students achieved five or more good GCSEs including Mathematics and either English or Welsh First Language.
    A total of 93% of our students achieved five or more GCSEs or equivalent at grade C or above with 98% achieving five or more A*-G grades.
    The following students achieved noteworthy results:
    Iwan James                         8A*, 3A
    Joel Bryant                          5A*, 6A
    Ffion Loring                        5A*, 6A
    Neve Wall                           8A*, 2A, 1B
    Aled Coughlan                   6A*, 4A, 2B
    Cai Morgan                         5A*, 5A, C
    Rhys Gardner                    3A*, 5A, 3B
    Scye Edwards                     4A*, 4A, 3B
    Josie Prosser                      4A*, 4A, 2B
    We look forward to over 70% of our Year 11 students returning to the sixth form to continue their studies.

    Posted 25 Aug 2016, 12:47 by Elen George
  • A Level Results 2016
    Ysgol Gyfun Rhydywaun are celebrating a good set of A level results again this year.
    All students entered for two or more A levels gained a grade and the overall pass rate was up by just under 1% from last year.

    The school also saw a significant increase in the number of A* and Distinction* grades.

    Headteacher, Mark Jones said, “It’s a pleasure to announce that the school continues to perform well at A level and to see an improvement on last year’s grades. Many thanks to staff and students for their hard work and commitment. I wish all the students the very best in the next step in their careers.”

    Additional congratulations go to Megan Price who achieved 2A* and 2A grades, Katie Rivers who achieved 1A* and 3A grades and Honor Broadstock who received 3 Distinction* and 1B grade. Katie will be studying Law at Oxford and Megan will be studying Biomedical Sciences at Cardiff. Honor will be studying Health and Social Care at Swansea University.

    Other notable achievements included:
    Sophie Davies and Gwen Morgan             1A* 3B
    Meg Edwards, Jessica Jones and Megan Williams     1A*, 2B, 1C
    Emilia Stevenson                     1A, 2B, 1C
    Amie Jones                     1A*, 1Distinction*, 2C

    Congratulations also to Dafydd Thomas who gained a scholarship to study Acting at the College of Music and Drama at Cardiff University and to Farah Jenkins who gained a scholarship to study Welsh and Law Swansea University.

    The school also saw a significant increase in the number of A* grades in the Welsh Baccalaureate qualification, with nine A* grades compared with only two last year.

    Posted 25 Aug 2016, 03:35 by Elen George
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Next Events

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Recent announcements

  • Year 6 Parents!
    Remember to apply online for a school place for September 2017  - the closing date is 21 October  2016:

    Posted 18 Oct 2016, 04:55 by Cenwyn Brain
  • Parent / Carer Survey

    If you are a parent/carer, or are expecting a baby, we would like to know your views on childcare in RCT, even if you do not currently use childcare.


    Completing this survey will help us identify potential gaps in childcare provision.


    All completed surveys will be entered into a prize draw to win tickets to Santa’s Toy Mine at Rhondda Heritage Park (terms and conditions apply).


    Complete the survey online here or telephone the Family Information Service on 0800 180 4151 (or freephone from mobiles 0300 111 4151) if you would like a paper copy or for more information.


    The survey will close on 11th November 2016.

    Posted 18 Oct 2016, 00:13 by Cenwyn Brain
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Headteacher's Column

  • Estyn Inspection

    Estyn will be inspecting the school on 21/11/16.

     A questionnaire seeking parents’ views can be completed at – deadline 31/10/16. You will receive the access code for the questionnaire via a letter from your child.

     You are also invited to meet with inspectors at the school at 5pm on 21/11/16. Further information about the inspection can be found in an Estyn leaflet which you will soon receive if you have not already done so.

    Posted 18 Oct 2016, 00:12 by Cenwyn Brain
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Recently Added Documents

  • Urdd Membership 2016-2017.pdf   376k - 4 Oct 2016, 23:34 by Cenwyn Brain (v2)
  • Parent Governor Nomination Form.pdf   365k - 21 Sep 2016, 00:02 by Cenwyn Brain (v2)
  • Catering Summer Menus.pdf   579k - 21 Sep 2016, 00:03 by Cenwyn Brain (v2)
  • School uniform letter 11.7.16.pdf   234k - 14 Jul 2016, 14:53 by Elen George (v1)
  • Year 10 Summer Exams 2016.pdf   39k - 7 Jun 2016, 15:09 by Elen George (v1)
  • KS3 Exams 2016.pdf   53k - 7 Jun 2016, 15:09 by Elen George (v1)
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  • New Rhydywaun PSE Channel

    Click here to see our new PSE channel on YouTube.
    Posted 7 Mar 2016, 12:33 by Elen George
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Cogurdd 2016