Welcome to Llandrindod High School
Expectations and aspirations are high here at Llandrindod High School. We are committed to developing the young people in our care, whatever their talents. Children of all abilities succeed at this school and are encouraged to develop academically, physically and spiritually, fulfilling their potential in a happy, caring environment.
As a parent myself, I am acutely aware of the increasing importance of education in today’s world and the role that we, as teachers, have to play in developing our children so that they are fully equipped to make positive contributions to society. The staff at Llandrindod High School are extremely committed and dedicated to ensure that this is the case and I am personally determined to see all children flourish here.
I also value enormously the links between school and home, success being built on strong partnerships with parents and ourselves. My door is always open and prospective or existing parents are very welcome to visit the school; I look forward to meeting you.
Ms Jane Asplin
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.
SAVE SECONDARY EDUCATION IN LLANDRINDOD WELLS
Please come and discuss the future of Secondary Education in Llandrindod Wells. All parents and community members are welcome. We will be discussing Powys’ proposal to move education for Llandrindod’s 11-18 year olds to a site in Builth Wells.
It is vital that this meeting is supported by parents and the community. If you feel that the young people of Llandrindod should have their education in the town and not be transported to Builth, please attend.
“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.