• EU Settlement Scheme

    Here is information from the Home Office to the families of EU Nationals who need to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme. 

    Posted 20 Nov 2019, 03:44 by Betsan Jones ‎(Staff)‎
  • Gatsby Benchmark Evaluation
    Please click here for the Parent/Guardian Evaluation.
    Posted 30 Oct 2019, 08:53 by Betsan Jones ‎(Staff)‎
  • Welcome from the Headteacher
    Dear parents, guardians and pupils,

    It is an honour to undertake the Headteacher role during Mr Mark Jones’ secondment to Welsh Government and we wish him every success.

    I would like to congratulate all learners on their achievements in this year's examinations. It was a privilege to be in school on A Level and GCSE results days to share the success and joy of our students. Their success is due to hard work and the support and dedication of a great team of staff at the school. We are also grateful for your key role as parents in the aspiration, discipline and success of our children. I look forward to building and developing our relationship over the year.

    My priority is to ensure the best for our pupils, staff and school and that we continue to improve in all aspects. We will continue to ensure the highest standards of education, care and support for our pupils and lead and encourage them to be ambitious, to make progress and to take advantage of every opportunity to realise their potential.

    With our dedicated and enthusiastic staff and creative, enterprising pupils, we will go from strength to strength and ensure continued success for all stakeholders of the school.

    Our pupils have one chance at education. It is an incredible privilege to be in a position to make a difference to them, to mold their future and, more than that, it is our duty to make the effort.

    I am convinced that I can rely on your continued support in this.

    At the beginning of the new year, I would draw your attention to some important events in the coming term:

    1) 16-09-19 – INSET – school closed to pupils
    2) 09-12-19 – INSET - school closed to pupils
    3) 03-10-19 – Yr 6 Open Evening
    4) 24-10-19 – Yr 7 Welfare and Pastoral Evening
    5) 05-12-19 – Yr 9 Parents’ Evening
    6) 21-11-19 – Yr 11 Parents’ Evening
    7) 07-11-19 – Yr 12/13 Parents’ Evening

    Please refer to the school website our Facebook page and Twitter account for all other important dates and events.

    Lisa Williams
    Posted 4 Sep 2019, 04:47 by Betsan Jones ‎(Staff)‎
  • On-Line Payments to the School
    Please follow this link to make payments for school trips and activities via RCT's secure payment system. Simply chose 'Rhydywaun' from the list of shops.

    Posted 3 Sep 2019, 02:51 by Arwel James
  • GCSE performance has improved as well this year!

    Following our good A level results last week, we now congratulate year 11 pupils today on their GCSE results. All core subjects increased their results from last year with significant increases in English and Science.

    Congratulations to the following pupils who have performed among the best of the year (scored more than 450 points in the Cap 9 score):


    Kayleigh Davies                                 8A *, 5A

    Taylor Jones                                       5A *, 8A

    Manon Lloyd                                      5A *, 8A

    Chloe Richards                                  7A *, 5A, 1C

    Bronwen Griffiths                                8A *, 1A, 4B

    Grace Kerr                                       5A *, 4A, 4B

    Isabella Wilding                                2A *, 9A, 2B

    Mali Sweet                                      5A *, 3A, 2B, 3C

    Rebekah Thomas-Butts                    9A, 4B

    Rhys Phillips                                   2A *, 5A, 4B, 2C

    Samuel Williams                             3A *, 4A, 3B, 3C

    Alexander Layzell                             2A *, 5A, 3B, 3C

    James Davies                                  1A *, 5A, 5B, 2C

    Rhys Price                                      2A *, 3A, 6B, 2C

    Isobel Smith                                            1A *, 8A, 3B

    Almost all pupils have reached their potential this year and we look forward to welcoming nearly 70% of our pupils back to study in the sixth form, the highest number for many years.

    Good luck to everyone on the next stage of their careers.

    Posted 22 Aug 2019, 07:27 by Mark Jones
  • AS and A level results improve again this year!

    Ysgol Gyfun Rhydywaun is again celebrating another good set of A and AS levels.

    Congratulations to the students today benefiting from the fruits of their hard work over the past two years.

    The pass rate was 96% with almost 70% of all grades being A* to C.

    The number of higher grades also increased and nine of the 64 students in the year gained two A / A * grades or better.

    Headteacher Mark Jones said, “We are delighted with the results this year. This is a credit to our students who have worked hard in and beyond lessons over the last two years. We wish them the best of luck in the next stage of their careers.”

     Noteworthy achievements include:

    Eve Price - 3A *, 1A + A grade at AS. Eve is going to study medicine at Cambridge.

    Owain Birrell - 3A *, 1B + A grade at AS. Owain is going to study Mathematics at Oxford.

    Morgan Lewis - 3A, 1C

    Edward Crowson - 1A *, 2A, 1B

    Abbie James - 1A *, 2A, 1B

    Darya Williams - 1A *, 1A, 2B

    Mali Davies - Distinction *, 1A, 1C, 1D

    Kian Monaghan -  2 Distinction *, 1D

    Bethany Shopland - Distinction *, 1A, 2D


    Our AS results improved again this year, with an increase in the pass rate and the number of A and B grades. We look forward to building on these achievements over the next year.

    Posted 15 Aug 2019, 04:43 by Arwel James
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Payments To The School

We are now able to accept online payments for School Trips, Instrument Lessons and Duke of Edinburgh. Follow the link to register:   

Please contact Mr Higgins in the School Office if you have any questions regarding the service.

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Headteacher's Column

  • End of the 2019 academic year

    Dear Parents and Pupils

    As another busy year comes to an end, I would like to thank you for your dedication and support over the past year. We have again seen considerable changes to the school as we implement further developments towards meeting the requirements of the new curriculum and as we begin the work of formulating the school's vision for the future.

    We look forward to welcoming around 70% of year 11 pupils back to sixth form, the largest figure for several years. We are also implementing an options system for year 9 pupils and also ensuring that our learners continue to follow each of the six areas of learning and the experience of the new curriculum. We also continue to mature our curriculum in years 7 and 8 incorporating the six areas of learning and experience.

    We have had a new 3G pitch and we look forward to the second phase of developments where we will also have a new sports hall.

    The school is now financially stable and we are able to invest in staff development and refurbishment of the site, including being part of planning for major new buildings to meet the growth in pupil numbers including those returning to sixth form and the pupils joining us in year 7.

    It is anticipated that there will be nearly 1200 pupils at the school within the next five years. There is an exciting future ahead!

    However, I am sure that you are already aware that I will not be leading the school over the next year or two. I will be working on a 1-2 year secondment with the Welsh Government working with the Professional Learning Department to lead a project on developing resources to support teachers' professional development in preparation for the new curriculum.

    As a result, Miss Lisa Williams will lead the school as Acting Headteacher during this time, with the assistance of Mr Eilir Jones as acting Deputy Headteacher. I wish them all the best as they undertake their new duties from September onwards.

    I wish everyone a happy and safe summer holiday.

    Best wishes

    Mark Jones


    Posted 18 Jul 2019, 10:58 by Mark Jones
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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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