Welcome to Ysgol Rhiwabon from our Headteacher, Mrs. Melanie Ferron-Evans

Headteacher, Mrs. M. Ferron-Evans
Headteacher, Mrs. M. Ferron-Evans

Ysgol Rhiwabon is a warm and vibrant learning community for our 11-16 year olds and I am proud to introduce you to our school.

We are based at the heart of our local community, enjoying excellent links with our feeder primary schools. Our transition planning ensures a smooth and happy start for our Year 7 students and their families.

As our learners progress through the school, we are committed to ensuring that every individual achieves the very best they can.

It is important to us that our young people leave school in Year 11, confident, happy and equipped with the skills for lifelong learning.

Ysgol Rhiwabon has a proud history with values based on tradition and the school motto ‘Nothing Without Labour’. At the same time, we are an innovative and forward-facing school linked to the best educational practice locally, nationally and internationally.

However, we very much see excellent examination results as the foundations for future success. We are not complacent and have set ourselves ever more challenging targets for the years ahead..

It goes without saying that we want our students to be successful academically but of equal importance is that they become well rounded young adults who can go on to make a success of themselves in whatever they choose to do.

Currently we are one of a handful of schools in Wales to be a member of the Prince’s Teaching Institute which has at its heart the aim of developing “inspiring teachers who are knowledgeable and passionate about their subjects”.

We are delighted to have met the very exacting criteria set by the Prince’s Teaching Institute which accurately reflects the vibrant, engaging and challenging teaching and learning that is apparent every day of the week here at Ysgol Rhiwabon.

Often the best way of understanding how a school operates is to ask the parents. Below is a small selection of comments from parents of our current Year 7. I think they speak for themselves:

  • “The school uniform looks fantastic, nice to know that students have had input to style and choice.”
  • “After School Clubs – fantastic range of activities on offer. My daughter attends netball and has represented the school in matches – she thoroughly enjoys this!”
  • “The Lead Learner gave me a phone call to let me know how my son was settling in – it really put my mind at rest.”
  • “The transfer to Ysgol Rhiwabon has gone extremely well, with the support and organisation of all the staff. Our daughter has quickly and comfortably adapted to the different way of life at high school and comes home happy every day. ”

A website only gives a flavour of what a school is about. Whether you are a prospective parent or a member of the local community please do feel free to get in touch with us to have a tour of the school or to meet with key members of staff for an informal chat. I am confident that you will be impressed by what you see.

Mrs Melanie Ferron-Evans


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