The admission limit is determined by the Governing Body and our aim is to ensure that class sizes support effective learning.
Powys County Council is responsible for all admissions to the school in Years 7 – 11. The school is responsible for all admissions to the Sixth Form.
Parents must contact the School Admission Team if they wish their child to be admitted.
Admissions and Transport Team
Powys County Hall
Spa Road East
Further information can be obtained by following the “schools” link on the Council’s website.
Parents have the right of appeal should the Council decide not to offer a place for their child.
For year 6 pupils, the Parental Preference for Secondary School Admission form must be returned to your child’s primary school by Friday 13th November, 2015, or to the Admissions Team by 20th November, 2015. Places will be allocated on Tuesday 1st March, 2016.
Should you wish to visit the school, please telephone Mrs Lynne Evans in the school office to make an appointment.
In the autumn term we hold an Open Evening which gives parents and pupils the opportunity to come and meet with staff and pupils and to see our school in action. There are opportunities to meet with curriculum specialists in order to gain an understanding of the courses that we have on offer and most importantly there are opportunities to talk to our current pupils who will give you their important perspective on the school.
During Years 5 and 6, pupils also visit our school participating in workshops, developing literacy, numeracy, sporting, musical or creative skills. Our choir sings alongside Primary choirs at Christmas time whilst musical ensembles further aim to develop skills and nurture relationships aiding the transition process.
Pupils receive visits throughout year 6 from staff from the secondary school who with the support of the primary school staff build a profile of each individual pupil in preparation for Year 7. Our Progress and Well-Being Manager for Year 7 alongside the Additional Learning Needs Coordinator ensure that all teaching staff are fully informed of the educational and wellbeing needs of our new pupils so that staff can in turn organise suitable provision and prepare appropriately differentiated tasks in lessons.
During the summer term Year 6 pupils visit us for a week familiarising themselves with the staff and curriculum here at the high school, following a structured timetable and participating in the many aspects of school life.
Our robust transition arrangements and close partnership working ensures that moving from Primary to Secondary school is a positive experience for all involved. Queries and concerns are further addressed with parents during our year 6 parents evening in the summer term and there are always staff on hand to meet with families at other times also.