Welcome to Llandrindod High School
Our vision: at Llandrindod High school we seek to provide a learning environment where every student will ‘learn without limits’ and exceed their own expectations.
Our aim: to provide the very best education for all students irrespective of their abilities and background.
Our objective: to ensure students receive a broad and balanced education that enables them to ‘learn to learn for life’ and take the appropriate steps in their lives as valued and confident members of society.
Latest News – Open Evening Thursday October 6th 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Llandrindod High School has great pleasure in inviting all Year 5 & 6 pupils and their parents/carers to our annual Open Evening. It is your chance to judge for yourself the quality provision we offer to all, enabling you to make an informed decision about your child’s future educational pathway. Staff and pupils will be on hand in all departments to answer your queries and show you some of their work. There will be activities, quizzes and displays across the school. We look forward to meeting you on the 6th when you can be assured of a warm welcome. We are positive you will leave with a true picture of the highly successful school we have here in Llandrindod.
Ms G Crook, Acting Headteacher
PRESS STATEMENT FROM LLANDRINDOD HIGH SCHOOL GOVERNORS – 27 SEPTEMBER 2016
Llandrindod High School governors are very disappointed by the decision of the Cabinet of Powys County Council to approve the proposal of the Portfolio holder for Education to close both Builth and Llandrindod High Schools and open a dual stream 11 -18 school across 2 sites from September 2018. This was despite an amendment put forward by the full council on 8 September and passed by a large majority, which gave both schools until 2018 to work together to come up with solutions to continue to improve standards.
One of the main reasons given for approving the merger, was that the schools have been collaborating since 2011 and have not managed to improve. This ignores the fact that this collaboration was at Post 16 only, was intended to widen subject choice at Post 16 (which it did) and involved all South Powys Schools and the college not just Builth and Llandrindod High Schools.
The decision also ignores the fact that both schools have improved standards in the past 2 years and Llandrindod High School now outperforms many schools not in special measures. In 2015 the key Level 2+ indicator (as used by Estyn) showed Llandrindod High School in the top 25% of schools in Wales. The final results for 2016 are not yet available but early indications are that this will be repeated this year.
The response from Estyn to the consultation document on the case for merger is most damning. It stated ‘it is Estyn’s opinion that it is not possible to establish whether standards will be at least maintained by the proposal.’ This opinion was ignored by members of the cabinet in making their decision today.
The governors will continue to fight to ensure that standards at the school will build on the improvement to date and to support the excellent work of the staff of the school for the pupils and the wider community. It is vital that progress to date is not put in jeopardy because of this decision by Powys County Council Cabinet today.
Maurice Thorn, Chair of Governors, Llandrindod High School
Arrangements for collecting
Examination Certificates 2016
1. Year 11 (2015/16) – Please collect your examination certificates from the school office from Monday 21st November to Friday 25th November.
2. Year 13 (2015/16) – Please collect your examination certificates from the school office from Monday 12th December to Friday 16th December.
3. Please bring identification.
4. If you are unable to collect your certificates yourself please provide a signed letter of authorisation for the person collecting them on your behalf.
5. Please ensure that you adhere to these dates and don’t forget to collect your certificates!
Please note the JCQ policy for unclaimed certificates which states:
“Centres may destroy any unclaimed certificates by a secure method (for example by shredding or incineration) after holding them for a period of 12 months from the date of issue.”
Once certificates are destroyed it is the responsibility of the candidate to apply and pay for replacements from the Examination Board. To avoid this can you please ensure that you collect your certificates on time.
A number of uncollected certificates from previous years (2011-2014) are stored in school – these will be destroyed at the end of 2016. Please contact the school office for further information 01597 822992.