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Ysgol Bro Preseli is located in the village of Crymych in north Pembrokeshire. The village is considered an educational and cultural centre for the surrounding villages. The surrounding Preseli mountains are rich in myth and legend and the area prides itself in its Welsh traditions and culture. It is an extremely exciting time in the history of Welsh Education in Pembrokeshire. By merging Ysgol y Frenni and Ysgol y Preseli, Ysgol Bro Preseli first all age 3-19 Welsh Medium School in the County.
Ysgol y Frenni was established in 2006. Previously there were primary schools in Crymych, Blaenffos and Hermon, but the schools were merged and Ysgol y Frenni was formed. Ysgol y Preseli was established as a Bilingual Comprehensive School in 1991 and its success has seen a significant growth in the numbers of pupils receiving Welsh medium Education.
The school promotes first-class Welsh-medium education, high standards and excellent outcomes. In addition to excellent academic standards the school also offers a wide range of extra-curricular activities which include theatrical performances, sports, music, visits, clubs and societies.
Ysgol Bro Preseli is ready to respond to the implementation of national priorities for improving standards and the quality of teaching and learning. The school is a lead school with The Athrofa, Trinity Saint Davids University for initial teacher education and is an innovative school for professional learning.
As a community school our facilities are widely used by the community during the day and in the evenings and the school makes effective use of the community’s resources as a means to enrich pupils’ education. On campus, a Welsh-medium satellite of Portfield School is situated along with a Language Centre, a Community Learning Centre which includes a Welsh for Adults Service, the Gromlech Theatre, a public library, a swimming pool, a leisure centre, an all-weather pitch, a day childcare nursery and a cylch meithrin.
Ysgol Bro Preseli’s values and ethos are based on the following:
To celebrate our Welsh ethos and take pride in our multilingualism.
Since the school is an official bilingual school it is expected that both parents/guardians and pupils are enthusiastic about education through the medium of Welsh. It is expected that pupils show respect and pride in the Welsh language by using it constantly inside and outside the classroom. We strive to engender pride in the pupils for the language, culture, history and heritage of Wales.
To promote a positive ethos and friendly atmosphere by developing an ability to trust one another.
We do our best to instil in the pupils respect for people and property so that we live in a civilised and tolerant society. We also try to nurture personal virtues in the pupils, virtues such as courtesy, honesty, perseverance and conscientiousness amongst others. The importance of providing equal opportunities for every child regardless of his/her ability, sex, age or linguistic background is emphasised.
To take responsibility for our physical, emotional and spiritual well-being, education and culture.
High standards of discipline are maintained in the school which are reflected in the appearance and behaviour of the pupils. We believe that the most effective way of maintaining discipline is by fostering self-discipline and a responsible attitude among the pupils.
There is a family atmosphere in the school with close co-operation between the staff, (teachers, administrative staff, kitchen staff) pupils and parents. An excellent Parents Association exists and there is very good support for any event held at the school. The school is also a community school. The community uses the facilities of the school extensively in the evenings and in a reciprocal manner the school uses the community as a resource to enrich the education of pupils.
A teacher at Ysgol y Preseli since 2006, Mrs Morris has been the Head of Art, the Welsh Baccalaureate Coordinator, Careers Coordinator, Professional Development Coordinator, Senior Teacher and an Assistant Head at Ysgol y Preseli before being appointed as the Head Teacher of Ysgol y Preseli and the Head Teacher of Ysgol Bro Preseli.
Mrs Morgan Davies has taught at Ysgol y Preseli since 2007. She is a mathematician and a statistician who has been a Head of Progress and Wellbeing, an Assistant Head, a Deputy Head and an Acting Head Teacher. Mrs Morgan Davies is responsible for curriculum planning, timetabling, assessment, data collection and monitoring.
A teacher at Ysgol y Preseli since 20014. Mrs Booth-Coates has been an English teacher, the Head of Psychology, Literacy Coordinator and Head of Well-being and Progress before being appointed as the Assistant Headteacher of Ysgol Bro Preseli. Mrs Booth-Coates is responsible for additional learning needs, looking after children and safeguarding.
Mr Owen Thomas has been a member of staff at Ysgol Y Preseli since 2013. Prior to joining the school, he was head of English at Ysgol Ardudwy, Harlech and has also ran educational programmes in Zambia. Mr Thomas has been head of Year 11 for the past 6 years and has lead on projects to ensure academic progress amongst boys and the school mentoring scheme. Currently, Mr Thomas is in charge of well-being and progress as well as the delivery of the wider curriculum.
Miss Williams joined Ysgol y Preseli as the Head of Geography in 2019. She has undertaken a number of different roles during her time at the school including Head of Sixth Form Progress and Well-Being, Head of Department, AoLE co-ordinator and Assistant Headteacher with responsibility for teaching and learning.
A range of extra curricular activities are provided for pupils at Ysgol Bro Preseli. These include:
At Ysgol Bro Preseli, we support a range of sports including:
We like to nourish expression in a range of activities including:
The school also has a number of committees run by members of the Sixth form which include:
School term dates can be found on the Pembrokeshire County Council Website