It gives me great pleasure to present you with the school website for 2016-17. In it, you will be able to read about the school’s aims as well as the ethos and values of the school. In addition you will have a taste of the busy academic and cultural life of the school.

Since our inception in 1984, the school has consistently attained very high academic standards at county and national level. From the outset the wide ranging and vibrant extra-curricular life of the school has been a notable feature of the school’s life and culture. We delight in our success in every field including academic, cultural and sporting achievements. We take pride in the personal progress of all our pupils whatever their talents and interests.

One of the greatest strengths of the school has always been its caring, open and happy ethos where pupils feel at home and enjoy their education in a totally Welsh environment. One of our main aims as a school is to make learning an exciting and pleasurable experience mainly by ensuring we use teaching and learning methods which are interesting and actively involve our pupils.

Every pupil is regarded as an individual who is an important member of the ‘family’ of Ysgol Gyfun Gŵyr. This fundamental principle of respecting each individual and placing the individual’s needs at the centre forms the basis of the school’s ethos, values and success as a good school. We are confident that our individual pupils will be proud to be members of this ‘family’, proud of their Welshness and their bilingualism, and able to contribute positively to a multi-lingual Wales and Europe.

We look forward to welcoming you and your children to join the community of Ysgol Gyfun Gŵyr in September 2016 and to work closely with you over the next years to ensure the success and wellbeing of each child.

Yours sincerely,

Katherine Davies (Headteacher)