Ysgol Gyfun Gwynllyw
("Forward we March")
|Headmaster||Mr H Ellis Griffiths|
Wales, United Kingdom Coordinates:
|Gender||Co-educational (Welsh Medium)|
|Colours||Green and Navy|
For its first three years Ysgol Gyfun Gwynllyw was housed in the old Abercarn Infant School house but soon outgrew the building. As one of the fastest growing schools in Wales, bigger premises were needed and the old Trevethin upper school was suggested by the education authority.
Pupils at the school are taught completely in Welsh and come from a range of Welsh-language feeder schools. The aim is to immerse pupils in Welsh and to enable them to be educated entirely in it as their native language.
An inspection report by Estyn in 2008 stated 94.5% of the pupils came from homes where English is the main language; 5.3% came from Welsh-speaking homes. The same report also says that all pupils speak Welsh as a first language or to an equivalent standard.
In 2009 the school was given a grant to make improvements and replace the old static cabins with a new complex.
A notable student from Ysgol Gyfun Gwynllyw is Lewis Robling, Newport Gwent Dragons Rugby Union Player.
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