Created by Mrs Duncan-Wild, Tom, Sam, Rachel, Carolina, Sophie and Bethany


We are excited to start a brand new school year with a new Headteacher, Mrs Ferron-Evans, a new school day and some new members of staff.

In this special issue, we will be delving into the mind of Mrs Ferron-Evans to discover what makes her tick, her hopes and plans to improve our school and, most importantly, what Hogwarts House she belongs to. Furthermore, we will be uncovering what students and staff really think of the new school day, first hand, as well as giving you a taster of the extra-curricular activities YR has to offer, besides us at RPress of course.

Finally, we have created a brilliant quiz to keep you on your toes as you tour our amazing school, so keep your eyes peeled and scrutinise every corridor, classroom and member of staff for the answers!

Enjoy your visit to our school. One day soon, you may be calling it your own.

Interview with Mrs Ferron-Evans

“If I had to be Head of any school, it would be here at Ysgol Rhiwabon



We opened our interview, with Mrs Ferron-Evans, asking how long she had been teaching, before she assumed the important role as Headteacher.

I qualified in 1988 – so I have been teaching for 27 years, having moved to Ysgol Rhiwabon 10 years ago. I’m very proud to be the Headteacher of this school, as I was a student here. It’s a challenging, yet rewarding job and I have a fantastic and hardworking staff.

It was interesting to ask about what changes she would like to see in her new role.

I would like the community to have more opportunities to see all of the good work that we do here. This is something I would like to do more often, as the school is an important part of the local area. The community aspect makes a real difference to our school.

We, at RPress really enjoy the after-school learning environment and there are many clubs and activities on offer here, as you can see in this issue, but we asked Mrs Ferron-Evans whether these extra-curricular activities were more than just a bit of fun.

The extra things you do make you unique and we must recognise that no student is the same. Participating in extra-curricular activities can give you an edge when applying for further education.

“The pupils are everything. They are at the heart of everything a Headteacher does.”

Uniform is always an area of discussion amongst staff, students and parents. We had to ask Mrs Ferron-Evans whether she felt that uniform was important.

Very, very important. People are judged every day by their uniform and I believe that the business-style conveyed by our uniform prepares our students for the wider world of work. It needs to be worn correctly for uniform to have a meaningful purpose.

In 20 words or less, describe why people should choose Ysgol Rhiwabon for their secondary education.

At Ysgol Rhiwabon you will be cared for, challenged and supported, becoming part of a rich, traditional heritage.

How would you describe Ysgol Rhiwabon in five words?

Traditional, caring, family-like, ambitious, and inspiring. Though, the words on our school crest are also powerful: ‘Absque labore nihil’ – Nothing without labour.

For the full interview, please visit us at RPress: