Ysgol Glan Clwyd

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Ysgol Glan Clwyd

Ysgol Glan Clwyd (or Ysgol Uwchradd Glan Clwyd) is a Welsh medium secondary school, and was the first of its kind. It opened in 1956, initially at Rhyl on the coast before moving inland to St Asaph in 1969 [1]. It is overseen by Denbighshire Local Education Authority.

In 2006 it had 833 students, of whom 108 were in the sixth form. A government inspection reported that although 70% students are from homes where English is the main or only language spoken, 95% of the students spoke Welsh as well as a native speaker. All subjects are taught in Welsh apart from a few in the sixth form and English lessons.


Now Ysgol Glan Clwyd is now a well established school. There is now a class for non-Welsh speakers to learn. Later in school the learners will join the regular class.Each year is separated into registration classes with letters.

Musical Theatre[edit]

Musical theatre is important in Ysgol Glan Clwyd. The school has recently put on a musical under the name of 'Sioe Y Sioiau' which included songs from Lion king and Hairspay. It also included the play Blood brothers.

Notable former pupils[edit]

  • Gareth Jones - Television presenter
  • Becky Brewerton - Professional Golfer
  • Alexa Davies[1] - actress
  • Caryl Parry Jones - Radio presenter, actress and singer
  • Sioned Mair - actress
  • Tara Bethan - actress and singer
  • Mark Evans - Singer
  • Thomas Jones - Semi-Professional Footballer for Rhyl Football Club
  • Rachael Solomon - Television presenter, actress and singer

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Coordinates: 53°15′18″N 3°26′18″W / 53.2550°N 3.4382°W / 53.2550; -3.4382