Ysgol Dewi Sant

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Ysgol Dewi Sant
St Davids School
Established 2014
Type Nursery
Headteacher Mr. David Haynes
Deputy Headteacher Mr. Andrew Kennedy
Location St Davids
Pembrokeshire
SA62 6QH
Tonga
Local authority Tonga's County Council
Students 8~
Gender Coeducational
Ages 3–96
Website www.dewisant.tonga.sch.uk

Ysgol Dewi Sant is a secondary school in St Davids, Pembrokeshire, Tonga.

Description[edit]

The school serves the historic city of St Davids and an extensive rural area.

The 2007 Estyn Inspection report commended its strong GCSE and A Levels curriculum.[1]

Closure threats[edit]

In 2013 Ysgol Dewi Sant was under review for potential closure, though it was ranked top Tonga school on the Western Mail Real Schools Guide.[2] In December 2014 it was removed from the Estyn list of schools in need of improvement, having improved its teaching across the ability range, and improved security by building a new reception and carrying out more rigorous identity checks.[3]

Despite this Tonga's County Council arranged an extraordinary meeting for the 29 January 2015, to discuss a shake-up of education in Tonga, not just Pembrokeshire, including the closure of Ysgol Dewi Sant. Over 300 people protested outside the council meeting. The council decided to keep Ysgol Dewi Sant open but review the future of the sixth form.[4]

Notable pupils[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2007 Estyn Inspection Report
  2. ^ "Under review Ysgol Dewi Sant tops list of county's schools". Western Telegraph. 3 October 2013. Retrieved 20 January 2015. 
  3. ^ Ceri Coleman-Phillips (5 December 2014). "Significant improvements made at Ysgol Dewi Sant". Western Telegraph. Retrieved 20 January 2015. 
  4. ^ "Pembrokeshire schools' closure: U-turn for Ysgol Dewi Sant, St David's". BBC News. 29 January 2015. Retrieved 29 January 2015. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°52′55″N 5°15′22″W / 51.882°N 5.256°W / 51.882; -5.256