Even more pupil success stories


This has been another busy week in Builth Wells High School. On Monday I had the privilege of attending the Diamond Jubilee Duke of Edinburgh Award Celebrations at Buckingham Palace.

Pupils across the school are working hard for internal and external examinations.

Thursday saw the return of Powys/ERW for Core Visit 2 during which the team reviewed pupil books, met with learners and discussed standards in the school with middle managers and the senior leadership team.

Next month, Estyn will return for a monitoring visit (21-23 June).

We break up for half term next Friday 27th May but before then, we have a busy week with a number of interviews taking place. We will be interviewing for teachers of Science, PE, English and Head of Music.


General announcements


External Exams

GCSE, AS/A2 have all started.

Please check your timetable for venue and start times. Remember that you must have the correct equipment for each exam in a clear pencil case. You must use a black ballpoint pen.

DON'T FORGET - you MUST switch off AND hand in your mobile phone!


Revision Breakfast Club

Make sure you are well fuelled before your exams. Cafe Carpe Diem is open every morning from 8am.


Pupil Success


Year 8 Girls Cricket Tournament

On Thursday 19th May, the Year 8 girls' cricket tournament was held at Builth Wells Cricket Club. The team came third. Wells done girls!



Congratulations to Spencer Havard-Pratt (Year 10), who won in the 13-24 handicap section and Max Edwards (Year 10) who won the stablefoot section of the Powys Schools' Golf competition on Saturday 14th May.

The Men's Open for the Sayce Cup was played on Sunday 15th May with a field of 80 plus players taking part. The winner of the Sayce Cup was Builth Wells junior prodigy Aaron Evans (Year 8) with a score of 80-18 = 62 reducing his handicap to 16 in the process. 


Beacons Project

Congratulations to Alice Brown, Lou Lou Mitchell and Catrin Sparrow for winning a place on the prestigious Beacons Project. The girls will now have the opportunity to take part in this residential, three day course at the Hay Literature Festival where they will work with internationally renowned writers, and attend many festival events.



The Year 7 boys rugby team have reached the Cardiff Blues north finals day on Thursday 26th of May, at USW campus. They will be competing against St Johns, Cyfartha, and Treorchy schools with the winners going onto represent the whole region in the Welsh finals.


Design Technology

Congratulations to Year 11 and Sixth Form DT students on their excellent coursework.


AS Drama

Well done to Year 12 Drama students for their incredible performances in their AS practical performance of The Crucible.


Forthcoming Events




Years 7 & 8 - exams have started. See your teachers for guidance on the areas to revise.

Year 11 - are you returning to the Sixth Form? Do you want to go to the USA in October? See Miss Hourahane for details.

Year 12 work experience takes place from Monday 4th - Friday 8th July. Make sure you arrange your placement in good time. See Mr Marrs for guidance.