Education

Tech giant’s seal of approval for top North Wales independent school

It’s six of the best for a top Vale of Clwyd independent school which has just landed another glittering accolade from tech giant Microsoft. Myddelton College in Denbigh is the only school in North Wales to be recognised as a Showcase School by the world’s leading software company. It’s an honour the school has been […]

Head praises “fantastic” pupils for 100% pass rate

One of the UK’s newest private schools, Myddelton College, in Denbigh, has gained a 100 per cent pass rate at GCSE. When the results came out today the co-educational day and boarding school, only founded in 2016, announced that all 28 Year 11 students had gained passes in all subjects. That included 55 per cent […]

Head pays tribute to fantastic students after Myddelton A level successes

The headmaster of one of the UK’s newest private schools has paid tribute to the “fantastic” efforts of his sixth form students after 91 per cent of them gained A stars and As at A-level. Andrew Allman, Headmaster of Myddelton College in Denbigh, said his Sixth Form and Year 11 students, had shown great character […]

Music-loving Izzy, 15, sings praises of summer school

A blind teenage singer spoke movingly about her love of music when she attended an adventure-filled free summer school. Isabelle Harrison, 15, from Llandegla, was among the hundreds of youngsters who took part in the School’s Out! courses organised by the North Wales Music Cooperative It proved such a massive hit that the cooperative’s website crashed […]

Appeal to firms to help bridge the digital divide

A police boss is appealing to companies and public bodies in North Wales to donate their redundant IT kit to a social enterprise so it can be recycled and given to people who need it. The plea came from the region’s police and crime commissioner, Andy Dunbobbin, during a visit to North Wales Recycle IT […]

Pupils hoping for jam tomorrow at school fighting for its future

BUDDING entrepreneurs from a small primary school that’s fighting for its survival have earned national acclaim after cooking up a treat. Parents and governors at Ysgol Llannefydd, in Conwy, have launched a campaign to attract new pupils from nearby communities to safeguard the Welsh-medium school’s future. Now six enterprising students have underlined the depth of […]

Inspectors’ report is another milestone on way to becoming a “truly exceptional school”

The “inspirational leadership” of a headteacher has transformed the fortunes of a high school. Ann Webb was singled out for praise by school inspectors from Estyn for galvanising teachers and pupils at Ysgol John Bright in Llandudno. According to Mrs Webb, the report was another milestone on the way to becoming a “truly exceptional school”. […]

Former hospital cook takes university course to qualify as a nurse

A former hospital cook is now looking after more than just her patients’ appetites after qualifying as a nurse in time to join the fight against the pandemic. Mum of three Claire Davies, from Denbigh, is now kitted out in full protective clothing on the front line at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd, Bodelwyddan, after a three-year […]

School wins prize and painting of tragic poet Hedd Wyn

A leading North Wales independent school has received a prestigious Ministry of Defence award – and a picture commemorating Wales’s great poet Hedd Wyn – for its support for the Armed Services. Myddelton College, in Denbigh, offers the most generous reduction in fees in the UK, 25 per cent, to families with serving members of […]

Campaign launched to save village school providing “private education without fees”

A village school battling for survival has launched a campaign to safeguard its future by attracting pupils from nearby communities. Parents at Ysgol Llannefydd, near Denbigh, say it’s a “brilliant” Welsh language school that provides an excellent, well-rounded education that sets their children up well for the rest of their lives. There’s no imminent threat […]