I, as Headteacher, on behalf of the staff and Governing Body am pleased to welcome you and your child as members of the school community of Ysgol Penrhyn New Broughton CP. I hope that we can work closely together so that your child will have a happy and successful time here.

I look forward to working with you to ensure that your child is able to learn and grow in a safe, happy and exciting environment. Our ethos is built around inclusion within a nurturing environment, making sure everybody has the opportunity to develop to their fullest potential. This is reflected in our school motto ‘Altogether we shine’.

The curriculum offered at the school is very much skills based, encouraging all children to think, and be able to apply their learning to a range of contexts. This helps the children to understand what they have learnt in a stimulating and exciting context. Our children are constantly challenged to be the best they can be, educationally and socially. To this end all of our Key Stage 2 pupils have the opportunity to attend residential visits, Year 3 visit Pentrellyncymer, Year 4 visit Glanllyn, Year 5 visit Cardiff and Year 6 visit Nant Bwlch yr Haearn in the heart of Snowdonia. All of these visits encourage team building, and require the children to go beyond what they thought they could achieve. All classes have additional visits to build on work studied in their topics.Our curriculum and approach to education endorses the principles set out in Professor Graham Donaldson’s review, ‘Successful Futures’, and its four main aims of ensuring that our children will be:

  • Ambitious, capable learners
  • Healthy, confident individuals
  • Enterprising, creative contributors
  • Ethical, informed citizens

In order to meet these ambitious aims the school has invested heavily in a range of ICT resources, including i-pads, laptops, interactive whiteboards, interactive touch screens and Apple TV. We were honoured last year that some of our pupils were invited to present their work on coding at the National Digital Event at Celtic Manor.

We have also invested in ensuring that our pupils have access to a wide range of high quality reading material, during the summer of 2017 we had libraries built in the Foundation Phase and Key Stage 2 – we believe that reading is a cornerstone of primary education.

In order to ensure that all our pupils can thrive we place a substantial emphasis on providing a nurturing environment, with a member of staff dedicated to welfare, a nurture room, sensory room, and extensive outdoor learning areas giving opportunities for all to grow and be happy.

I hope that this gives a flavour of what our school is about in terms of values and ethos. I am immensely proud of our team at Ysgol Penrhyn who dedicate themselves in providing a high quality, nurturing education for all. This is summed up in our school motto: Altogether we shine.

 Martin Matthias.

Some important dates to note:

8th Jan – School open to pupils

16th – 18th Jan – Yr 6 visit Nant B H

24th – 25th Jan – Yr 4 visit Glanllyn

31st Jan - 1st Feb – Yr 3 visit Pentrellyncymer

20th Feb – Open Evening

22nd Feb. –  School closes for half term

23rd Feb. – Deadline for application to Nursery Class

4th March – School re-opens

13th – 15th March – Yr 5 visit Cardiff

12th April – School closes for Easter

29th April – School re-opens

6th May – School closed – Bank Holiday

24th May – School closes for half term

27th May – School re-opens

14th June – Sports Day         

27th June – Common Transfer Day

19th July – School closes for Summer.