Head’s Welcome

Ysgol Glan Clwyd is a school for 11-18 year old young people with a tradition of providing quality bilingual experiences and education for the young people of our community.

This was the first Welsh-medium secondary school in Wales and we are proud of developing Denbighshire’s 11-18 year old children and young people in becoming bilingual citizens. Pupils come to us from beautiful coastal areas in the North of the county and from idyllic countryside areas.

Each one with a wealth of Welsh accents which enriches our experience of the language and celebrates our Welsh variety all under one roof!

We are delighted this year to start the academic year in our new building, which will offer our pupils excellent and modern facilities for their education.

Our main priority is to ensure the highest quality teaching and learning as what happens in the classrooms is the most important thing within a school.

We also offer a wide range of extra-curricular activities, whether it’s charity work, whole school performances, sports, musical experiences including Eisteddfodau as well as STEM events – and much more! Seeing pupils succeed in these diverse fields gives us great satisfaction.

In order for our pupils to be able to make the most of the experiences offered it is vital that they are happy at school. This is at the heart of our day-to-day work and we are proud of the reputation we have as a school that offers excellent care for our pupils, by ensuring that personal attention.

Our aim is to create an environment in which every individual, whether a pupil or a teacher, a member of the pupil support team or the administrative staff displays ‘Respect and Willingness by being proud to be a part of the Ysgol Glan Clwyd family. We also appreciate our close relationship with our parents and guardians to help develop the lives of our young people. In such an atmosphere we believe that our pupils will flourish and with that important emphasis on positive collaboration between the school and the home we can achieve our mantra – Achieving Excellence Together.

Headteacher – Mrs Bethan Cartwright