Penglais is a large comprehensive school serving Aberystwyth and the surrounding areas. We have many strengths and much to be proud of.

We are a true comprehensive school with dedicated and talented staff who strive every day to support all of our learners to achieve their goals and work to the best of their ability. We have high levels of pastoral care and ensure all learners feel safe and can learn effectively. We have a traditional pastoral structure which splits our school into year groups creating smaller communities within our large school.

All of our staff have extremely high expectations of our learners and in return we provide a high quality education and an exciting array of extracurricular activities and trips.

Due to our size we can offer a wide range of options both in Year 10 and 12 and boast a dedicated sixth form centre for our post 16 learners. The significant majority of our staff teach in their subject specialisms throughout the key stages.

Our learners go on to study and work both locally, as well as all over the world and we endeavour to ensure we give all of our learners the foundations to be successful in whatever they choose to do in their future.

I am honoured and delighted to be head teacher of Penglais and look forward to us going from strength to strength over the next few years.


Mrs H G Griffiths

Acting Headteacher