Ysgol Gyfun Gymunedol Penweddig

Ysgol Gyfun Gymunedol Penweddig

Infobox UK school
name = pagename

size = 100px
established = 1973
type = Secondary
religion = Mainly Christian
specialist = Welsh-language
gender = Male and Female
head_label = Headteacher
head = Mr A G George
street = Ffordd Llanbadarn
city = Aberystwyth
country = flagicon|WalesWales
postcode = SY23 3QN
ofsted =
staff =
enrollment =
LEA = Ceredigion County Council
lower_age = 11
upper_age = 18
website = http://penweddig.ceredigion.sch.uk/
website_name = penweddig.ceredigion.sch.uk

Penweddig Community Secondary School ( _cy. Ysgol Gyfun Gymunedol Penweddig) is a Welsh-language community secondary school in the seaside town of Aberystwyth, West Wales. It is named after the old commote ( _cy. Cantref) bearing the same name (Penweddig). The school was established in 1973 [cite web|url=http://www.penweddig.ceredigion.sch.uk/e/prospectus/|title=Foreword by the headteacher|publisher=Ysgol Gyfun Penweddig] as a bilingual school although it is now a Welsh language school.The school was and remains the first Welsh language community secondary school in Ceredigion.

During the last Estyn school report 50% of the schools pupils come from homes where Welsh is not the main language and the school had approximatley 540 pupils aged 11 – 16 and 120 students in aged 16 – 18. [cite web| url=http://www.estyn.gov.uk/inspection_reports/Penweddig_Sec_05.pdf|title=School report|author=Gareth Wyn Roberts|publisher=Estyn|date=3 – 7 October 2005]

The school's leadership team consists of the headmaster Mr Arwel George, deputy head Miss Bethan Evans and assistant head Mrs Shelagh Byers. The school's building is privately owned by Atkins (see below) and is rented to the local council for use as a school as an example of a public-private relationship in Wales.

When the school was started in the mid-70's the school was homed in a now derelict building in Ffordd Dewi, Aberystwyth owned by the council. In October 2001 the school moved to its current home in Llanbadarn Road ( _cy. Ffordd Llanbadarn).

chool maintinance

Atkins Asset Management are private management contractors, and the company responsible for the general up-keeping of the school building. They employ many other companies to maintain different aspects of the school. These are:

*Ultima Cleaning Ltd. for the cleaning
*Scholarest for the food/drink services and canteen
*MITIE for the management of the grounds

School values

Penweddig school and its pupils have arranged four core values that all of the staff and pupils are expected to hold.

*To respect ones self and others
*To respect belongings and the environment
*To respect the school
*To use the Welsh language as much as possible

School uniform

*Penweddig Sweatshirt in black or navy blue
*Penweddig Polo Shirt in red, white or green
*Black shoes
*No make-up
*No jewellery

*Black or navy blue trousers

*Black or navy blue trousers or skirt
*White, blue or black socks / blue or black tights
In 2007, the school experienced a minor uniform change. The changes were:

*Changing the colour of the sweatshirt from navy blue to black to distinguish from Penglais School's sweatshirt, which is navy blue.
*The addition of red to the colours available for the polo shirts.


In 2006, Year 8 pupil Cadan ap Tomos (now Year 10) founded the Penweddig Climate Change Society ( _cy. Cymdeithas yn Erbyn Cynhesu Byd-eang). The group are committed to making the school "greener" in any way possible. The group is also a member of the Welsh Eco-Schools initiative ( _cy. Eco-Ysgolion) and are currently working towards the Green Flag as part of that initiative.

Notable alumni

Famous alumni of the school include Aled Haydn Jones of Chris Moyles' Radio 1 show. [cite web|url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/mid/halloffame/showbiz/aled_haydn_jones.shtml|title=Aled Haydn Jones' Biography|publisher=BBC Wales]

External links

* [http://www.penweddig.ceredigion.sch.uk/ School website]
* [http://www.freewebs.com/cecbpenweddig CECB website (Welsh)]


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