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Wed Oct 08 @18:00 - 08:00PM
Open Evening
Sat Oct 25
Half term holiday
Wed Nov 05 @18:00 - 08:00PM
Post 16 Open Evening
Wed Nov 12 @16:00 - 06:00PM
Year 7 consultation evening

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Activities week 14-18th July 2014 - letter to parents

Activities week 14-18th July 2014 - letter to parents

Activities week this year runs from the 14th to the 18th of July. The letter linked below gives more information on the arrangements in place for the week, as well as information regarding school fund-raising and changes to the timetable on the John Beddoes Campus.

Letter to parents - Activities Week and Summer

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National strike action 10th July 2014 - information

National strike action 10th July 2014 - information

Available from the link below is a letter to all parents/carers about the impact of strike action on Thursday the 10th of July. Due to theses strikes, the Newtown and John Beddoes campuses will be closed to pupils on this day. The school will be open as normal on Friday the 11th of July.

Strike action - letter to parents

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Sixth Form information - year 13

Sixth Form information - year 13

Available from the links below are a letter to year 12 students and their parents about upcoming changes for the Sixth Form, and the 2014-16 transport application form.

Sixth Form information - year 13

Sixth Form transport application form

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Staying safe online - Digital Parenting

Staying safe online - Digital Parenting

We would like to draw all parent's attention to this document, produced by Vodaphone, entitled 'Digital Parenting - The Modern Family, Staying safe and still having fun in a brave new, connected, world'. It concerns risks posed to children both online and on mobile phones.

Digital Parenting - The Modern Family

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  • Activities week 14-18th July 2014 - letter to parents

    Activities week 14-18th July 2014 - letter to parents

  • Additional Learning Needs meetings

    Additional Learning Needs meetings

  • National strike action 10th July 2014 - information

    National strike action 10th July 2014 - information

  • Sixth Form information - year 13

    Sixth Form information - year 13

  • Staying safe online - Digital Parenting

    Staying safe online - Digital Parenting


Croeso i Wefan yr Ysgol Uwchradd y Drenewydd - Welcome to the Newtown High School Website

Newtown High School is a KS3-5 (11-18) comprehensive school located in Newtown and Presteigne, Mid Wales. 2013 has seen us achieve another year of our best ever examination results, please see our news section for more details.

At Newtown High School we aim to promote 'CYFLE' (Opportunity in Welsh).

In our most recent inspection report in 2009, ESTYN stated that "Newtown High School is now a good school with several outstanding features".  These are seen in the:

  • Improving trend in performance in examination results;
  • Way in which teachers and learning assistants promote equality of opportunity in the classroom;
  • Way in which the curriculum promotes key skills and sustainable development; and
  • Way in which the school cares for and guides pupils and students.

 

At Newtown High School we aim:

To create a caring, considerate, courteous learning environment where pupils and staff enjoy a positive, rewarding experience.

To value and treat all pupils equally and educate each one to his or her maximum potential.

To fulfil the requirements of the National Curriculum and to offer a broad, balanced curriculum whilst equipping our pupils for life in a bilingual Wales and multilingual, multicultural society.

To aim for excellence in all that we do by setting high expectations, encouraging, acknowledging and praising achievement and effort, nurturing talent and self-discipline.

To foster amongst all members of the school community a reflective, self-evaluative ethos in order to develop and improve wherever possible in all aspects of school life.