Rhydywaun's Anti-Bullying week (27.1.20 - 31.1.20)

posted 22 Jan 2020, 13:47 by Betsan Jones ‎(Staff)‎

Next week will be Anti-Bullying week at Rhydywaun.

The week will feature a range of events, educating and raising awareness on issues surrounding bullying, and will include assemblies, classroom activities, workshops in partnership with the agency Bullies-Out, and the training and establishment of a new peer mentor group who will assist staff in supporting pupils across the school.

We would also like to invite you to a parents' seminar hosted by Bullies-Out and Pc Lloyd (School police liaison officer). The seminar will include training, discussions and practical advice on issues surrounding bullying. The seminar will be held on Thursday 30/01/20, 16:00 - 17:15.

If you wish to attend the Parents' seminar. please complete the form below.

Christmas Concert - Saint David's Church, Merthyr - 18/12/19

posted 10 Dec 2019, 04:13 by Cenwyn Brain   [ updated 10 Dec 2019, 04:15 ]

You are invited, once again this year, to share with us a celebration of Christmas in a traditional concert of seasonal music, to be held at 6.30pm on Wednesday December 18that Saint David’s Church, Merthyr. If you wish to purchase tickets, please complete the form in the link below along with payment and return to Mrs Lloyd in the school office. Tickets are priced at £3 an adult £2 for children and O.A.P’s. As this is a popular event in the school calendar you are urged to secure your tickets as early as possible. 


If your child is a member of the school Orchestra, Senior Choir or Junior Choir, they will be taking part, and will receive further information in due course.

We look forward to your company on the evening!


posted 9 Dec 2019, 13:45 by Betsan Jones ‎(Staff)‎

This year the Urdd Eisteddfod is in Denbighshire, North Wales during the week of 25-20 May 2020. If your child is interested in competing, they will need to register as a member on the Urdd website and return their permission slip to the Drama dept as soon as possible. Diolch.

EU Settlement Scheme

posted 20 Nov 2019, 03:44 by Betsan Jones ‎(Staff)‎

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

Gatsby Benchmark Evaluation

posted 30 Oct 2019, 08:53 by Betsan Jones ‎(Staff)‎

Please click here for the Parent/Guardian Evaluation.

Welcome from the Headteacher

posted 4 Sep 2019, 04:41 by Betsan Jones ‎(Staff)‎   [ updated 4 Sep 2019, 04:47 ]

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

On-Line Payments to the School

posted 3 Sep 2019, 02:51 by Arwel James

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.

GCSE performance has improved as well this year!

posted 22 Aug 2019, 07:27 by Mark Jones

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.

AS and A level results improve again this year!

posted 15 Aug 2019, 03:11 by Mark Jones   [ updated 15 Aug 2019, 04:43 by Arwel James ]

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.

GCSE & A-Level Results - August 2019

posted 12 Aug 2019, 03:25 by Arwel James   [ updated 21 Aug 2019, 11:27 ]

A-Level Results - Thursday 15/08/19 - School will open to pupils at 8am. 

GCSE Results - Thursday 22/08/19 - School will open to pupils at 8am. 
(Year 10 pupils can collect results from 11am in the main hall).

Best wishes to all pupils receiving results!

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