Ysgol Gyfun Gwynllyw

School Details

This is a Welsh medium comprehensive school that serves the region including Torfaen, Newport, Monmouthshire and Blaenau Gwent Authorities. The school is situated on a hillside above the famous Pontypool Park and below the Golf club course, in the centre of a housing estate. It is possible to see a large amount of the Gwent area and Somerset from our location in Trevethin.

At the moment there are 977 pupils including 159 in the sixth form. Estimates show that the school will reach 1100 pupils by 2013/14. Ysgol Gyfun Gwynllyw catchment is very widespread and we receive pupils from six primary schools, Ysgol Gymraeg Cwmbran, Ysgol Bryn Onnen, Ysgol Gymraeg Casnewydd, Ysgol y Ffin, Ysgol y Fenni and Ysgol Brynmawr. In September 2008 a second primary school opened in Newport and the pupils from Ifor Hael will transfer to this school in four years.

Welsh is the language of the school and the pupils take great pride in the use of the language everywhere. The extra-curricular activities is a key factor in the school, the Summer Course for pupils years 6/7, excursions to Glanllyn and Tresaith, foreign visits to France, Spain, Germany and United States, annual ski trips, rugby, basket ball, concerts, eisteddfods, dramas, the list is long. The commitment of the present staff to the task of bringing Welshness to Gwent and creating an island of Welshness for the children is a huge success.

The 14-19 curriculum has developed substantially during the last four years in partnership with Ysgol Gyfun Cwm Rhymni. The two schools continue to co-operate in a successful relationship to create a balanced and wide curriculum choice for the pupils.

 

Ward:
Trevethin
Address:
Folly Road
Trevethin
Pontypool
Torfaen
NP4 8JD
Telephone:
01495 750405
Fax:
01495 757414
Email:
YGGSwyddfa@gwynllyw.schoolsedu.org.uk
Website:
http://www.gwynllyw.org
Inspection report:
View the school inspection report
Further Details
Headteacher:
Elan Boulton
Chair of Governors:
Lynne Davies
School Type:
Secondary School
School Control:
Local Authority
School Language:
Welsh
School Transport Available:
No
Age Range:
11-18 years
Admission Details
Admission No:
181
Admission Start Date:
Monday 2 October 2017
Admission End Date:
Thursday 30 November 2017
No of Applications (Sept 2017):
131
No of Places Awarded (Sept 2017):
131
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