Hello and a warm welcome to Ysgol Penglais School! We understand that the move from primary to secondary school can bring a variety of changes and challenges for all children. This section of the website aims to explain the process at Ysgol Penglais School and to answer some of your queries. We hope you find it useful.

The period of transition can be quite daunting for students (and parents/guardians) and we aim to provide support and guidance to Year 6 and Year 7 students in order to make their transition and integration as easy as possible.

We are a very happy and successful school. Our students are challenged and motivated to achieve their full potential in a caring, supportive and inclusive environment.

In Year 7 there are usually 6 form groups and teaching groups. Students register with their form tutor every day in their tutor group. Wherever possible their form tutor will stay with the tutor group for their first five years at Ysgol Penglais School. They will build a relationship with their group and will be on hand to help, support and advise as students develop during their time with us.

Teaching groups are mixed ability, though students are set in Maths and Welsh/Cymraeg. Design and Technology groups are also different as the groups are slightly smaller as workshop space allows.

Open Evening

In October we hold an Open Evening giving you the opportunity to see what we do and to visit all departments and speak to staff. This is always a lively and enjoyable evening.  There is an opportunity to hear from the Headteacher and to ask questions.

During Covid, we held a virtual open week instead of the usual Open Evening. Please click on the link to take you to the Open Week.

Visits to Primary Schools and Induction Days 2022

In the summer term the Pastoral team will usually visit all primary schools in order to speak to students and introduce the school. We hope to start these visits after the summer half term break.

We always speak to Year 6 teachers and Senior Leaders and ALNCos (Additional Learning Needs Coordinator) at the primary schools in order to ensure that we know about our students and that we make appropriate arrangements for their transition to us.

We also hope to welcome Year 6 students to the school so that they can spend a couple of days with us so that they experience what it’s like to have lessons at Penglais. It is also a great opportunity to make new friends and to meet new people. We also hope to invite parents to join us for a meeting so that there’s an opportunity for them too to meet staff and have any questions answered. More details will be sent later in the term.

We also send out the information packs to help prepare for the transition to us. If you have any questions then you can contact the school through the email: transition@penglais.org.uk

As soon as we have any more information on arrangements then we will let you know.

Uniform Grant

It is possible to get a grant from the Welsh Assembly to help with uniform costs, more information is available of the Ceredigion website. You can find the links by clicking here.

Get in touch

If you have any queries then please do not hesitate to get in touch with Mrs M. Thomas at Ysgol Penglais School. nmt@penglais.org.uk.