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.
Secondary Schools Reorganisation Programme
Update July 2016
The formal consultation period for proposals relating to Brecon and Gwernyfed High Schools, and Builth Wells and Llandrindod High Schools, closed on the 1st June 2016. I would like to thank all those who participated in the consultation – a vast number of responses were received which are currently being analysed by Opinion Research Services. A Consultation Report will be published by 31st August 2016.
At a meeting of the full Council on the 16th June 2016, it was agreed that all school reorganisation proposals related to secondary schools should be discussed at a meeting of the full Council prior to Cabinet making any decisions.
In order to meet this requirement, the following dates have been agreed:
• 8th September 10.30am 2016 – Full Council Meeting
• 27th September 2016 – Cabinet meeting (start time tbc)
If you would like further information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01597 826155
Senior Manager Schools Transformation
Powys County Council
Arrangements for picking up Examination Certificates
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!
(Can I please draw your attention to the JCQ policy for unclaimed certificates in which they state;
“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.)
CHANGES TO SCHOOL MEAL PRICING
There has been no increase in our school meal pricing since April 2014, it is now necessary to increase the main meal price in both high schools and primary schools by 5 pence.
Your continued support to our school meal service is greatly appreciated.
Jason Rawbone MCGI
Principal Catering Manager
SAVE SECONDARY EDUCATION IN LLANDRINDOD WELLS
It is vital that Secondary Education remains in Llandrindod Wells. Not only for the pupils of this school but also for the wider community.
“Virtual Youth Club” survey- thanks for your help even if you didn’t like the name!
Towards the end of term, young people throughout Powys were asked how they wanted Powys Youth Service to use new technology – some of you completed questionnaires in school, others in youth clubs. More than 400 of you in years 8, 9 and 10 took part so thanks!
We asked- what media do you prefer to use?
You said- social media, 140 preferred Facebook and Twitter but 81 were interested in a youth service App for their mobile.
We asked -where do you get your info now?
You said – mostly the internet – 154 – but 95 said from Facebook and Twitter, 93 from friends and family and 90 from other places like school, youth club and posters.
So looking at what you use currently and would prefer to use, Facebook and Twitter are the most popular but there is quite strong demand for an App.
We also asked for your suggestions – quite a lot wanted free stuff (including food?!), games and competitions, any media had to be easy to use and work on all devices, have privacy settings and you definitely didn’t want any spam!
So what next?
It seems you are pretty well “digitally engaged” – as is the youth service. Youth clubs already have their own Facebook pages where members share info, experiences and photos and workers publicise events and activities. We plan to promote and update these pages including games, competitions and digital treasure hunts.
BUT we are also looking at developing an App for your mobile which could include
*basic youth club info ie location, opening times, activity and event timetable during term time and Powys Xtreme timetable during holidays
*links to support and other services
*a contact form for further info.
Check out this Powys Youth Information Service Facebook page or your local youth club Facebook page to find out what happens next!
Well done Katie!
Katie Hesden, has been selected for the Under 16’s Welsh Cross-Country Mountain Bike team and will be competing in events throughout the UK. If Katie performs well there may be a possibility of competing in the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Katie, pictured with some of last season’s trophies, is a member of the Coed y Brenin Dragons Mountain Bike Club who recently posted this message on their webpage: “We would like to congratulate Dragons rider Katie who has been selected to represent Wales racing in the Inter Regional Championships in September at Hadleigh Park, Essex. A huge achievement and we wish her every success”. Hadleigh Park is the London 2012 Olympic Cross Country MTB course. The 2018 Commonwealth Games will take place at Gold Coast in Australia.
Headteacher Jane Asplin expressed her delight. ‘This is a brilliant opportunity for Katie. Llandrindod High School staff and governors are thrilled for her and we wish her every success.’
Level 2+ (including Eng/Maths) 69.2% A*-C – 16% increase on 2014!
GCSE Results 2015
At Llandrindod High School we have set ourselves the target of achieving ‘without limits’. These outstanding results, our best in the last five years, reflect this ethos and the hard work of staff, students and parents. Science achieved a staggering 81.0% A*-C, English 80.4% and Maths 72%. It’s pleasing to see that the number of students achieving the highest A*/A grades has risen substantially as well as so many students performing above their personal targets. We will not rest on our laurels, however, and our aim is that our GCSE results will show another significant rise in 2016. Our core purpose is raising standards for all students, whatever their ability or starting point.
The school recognises achievement at all levels and behind these figures lie countless individual student success stories but some examples of those achieving the highest grades are:
Non Dingle: 6A* 4A 1B, Breanna Downey: 6A* 4A, Grace Davis 5A* 5A, Olivia Adams: 3A* 6A 1B, Emma Jeffs: 3A* 6A 1B, Chloe Morris 2A* 7A 1B, Ieuan Davies 5A* 4A 1B, Amy Dunne: 3A* 5A 2B, Gurleen Kaur: 3A* 5A 2B, Rupert Storer 1A* 7A 2B, Jess Bray 2A* 6A 1B 1C, Liam Price 1A* 7A 2B, Elleah Smith 1A* 7A 2B
I am incredibly proud of all of our students and they should be congratulated for achieving such fantastic results. Our GCSE students have been a joy to teach and we look forward to welcoming them back into our Sixth Form.
Well done to you all!
Ms Jane Asplin
A Level Results
Students at Llandrindod High School celebrated their A’ Level results with 94% Pass Rate and a superb 59% achieving A* to B grades.
Head Girl Sarah Powell (A*A*AAA), reading Chemistry at Bristol Uni, Head Boy Matt Leonard (A*AAB), reading Sport Science at Loughborough. Antonia Wood (A*A*A*A*) and a Grade A at AS, reading Law at Durham. Rhys Stephens (A*AA), reading Civil Engineering at Bath Uni. Noah Tattersell (AABB), reading Civil Engineering at Birmingham. Vicky-Lee Powell (A*AAB), reading Law at Cardiff. Stephen Loat (AAAB), studying History at Warwick.
Our students have performed well this year and we are all extremely proud of them. So many have achieved their expectations which creates wonderful opportunities for their next steps in life. The vast majority of our students have gained a place at the university of their choice, many going on to study at Russell Group Universities. I would like to thank our staff for their commitment and the parents for their on-going support.
On behalf of the governors, teaching and support staff I wish all our students a bright and happy future.
Ms Jane Asplin
Pupil Deprivation Grant
Click here to download the Pupil Deprivation Grant
Powys Secondary School Reorganisation Programme
Please click on the link below for the press release from Powys County Council regarding the Secondary School Reorganisation Programme.
Please click here to download the latest ESTYN report.
Please click here to download the headteacher’s letter to parents/carers.