Newtown High School

Ysgol Uwchradd y Drenewydd

John Beddeos Campus are holding an Open Evening on Tuesday 3rd October 2023, between 6pm & 8pm.

Please come along and have a look around the school - meet the Headteacher at 6pm and then tour the school, meet with department staff and students and ask as many questions as you like. Refreshments will be available and departments have some interesting events laid on too!


The Head Teacher has written a letter to parents regarding site security on our Newtown Campus. You can read more from the link below.

 Letter to parents - site security Newtown Campus




School photos for year 7 students will be taking place on Monday 25th September. Please ensure that pupils are wearing correct uniform.





Two additional non-pupil (INSET) days have been arranged for Powys schools during the autumn term.

They will be on Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd September 2023, to allow schools to prepare for the rollout of the new Curriculum for Wales.

For school term dates visit


Sixth Form Open Evening - for September 2024 intake

Our 2024 intake Sixth Form Open Evening takes place on Wednesday 20th September. You can find subject information under the Subjects menu on the website. Year 11 students - have you looked at what we can offer you in Sixth Form at Newtown High School? Applications are now open for September 2024. Application is through Chweched Powys Sixth - our partnership with other Powys Sixth Forms.

Students can contact subject leaders, and can also contact Mrs Jones (History) for more information.

 Sixth Form Open Evening 2023









Powys County Council have released a letter regarding Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC) in schools.

 Letter to parents - RAAC




Celebrations continue at Newtown High School following a "pleasing" set of GCSE results at campuses in Newtown and Presteigne.

Headteacher Rob Edwards praised students for their hard work during a challenging academic year. "We are incredibly pleased to see the hard work and efforts of our students being rewarded," he said. "This is particularly pertinent after what has been a challenging academic year for all."

"We are today celebrating a positive set of GCSE results and this can only be attributed to the resilience, tenacity, cheerfulness and high spirits of a special group of students.

The results achieved by students today and the strong A level results last week finish off a successful year for the school, in the most difficult of circumstances.

As ever, I want to thank the staff, parents and the wider school community who have supported us throughout this year."

Chair of governors, Jo Banks said "The students receiving results this week have shown great resilience and the hard work that has gone into achieving their results must be recognised and celebrated. Newtown High School’s results show clear and strong improvement over those returned the last time students sat formal examinations. More students are achieving at all levels and this gives us confidence for the future. As a school we remain committed to our ongoing journey of improvement, helping all our pupils achieve their potential."

Heads of Campus Mrs Natalie Haveard and Mrs Suzy Craddock-Bennett congratulated all the students’ at John Beddoes and Newtown on their well-earned results. Mrs Havard stated  "It is so pleasing to see the smiles on our students faces and that a large number of students are returning to Newtown Sixth Form."

The school said its Sixth Form applications are still open. For more details about all the courses that are on offer, visit

Notable Performers on our Newtown Campus:

Katie Benbow: 10 A*s, 2As

Halle Trigg: 9A*s, 3As

Lucy Powell: 7A*s, 3As. 2Bs

Harrison Cottle: 6A*s, 4As, 2Bs

Max Bufton: 4A*s, 5As, 3Bs, 1C


Notable Performers on our John Beddoes Campus:

William Whittaker: 8A*s, 1A, 3Bs

Shay Sterry: 6A*s, 3As, 3Bs

Cerys Morgan: 5A*s, 6As, 3Bs

Lily Williams: 5A*s, 6As, 2Bs

Auran Bradbury: 5A*s, 4As, 3Bs, 1C

Ruth Hammond: 6A*s, 1A, 5Bs, 1C

Cerys Humphries: 4A*s, 6As, 4Bs