Afon Taf High School

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Coordinates: 51°42′32″N 3°20′42″W / 51.709°N 3.345°W / 51.709; -3.345

Afon Taf High School is a comprehensive high school for pupils aged 11 to 18 (plus students aged 19 to reach their A level Grades), based in the village of Troed-y-rhiw in Merthyr Tydfil County Borough, Wales. It serves a large catchment area of surrounding villages in the Merthyr valley, from Abercanaid & Pentrebach in the north to Bedlinog in the south.

Origins[edit]

The school opened in September 1967. Pupils from Quakers Yard Grammar School, Troedyrhiw Secondary School and the Pantglas Senior School in Aberfan transferred to the school.

Curriculum and subjects[edit]

Senior staff[edit]

The school's first headmaster was David W. Howells, who was previously headmaster at Quakers' Yard Grammar School. One of its longest serving teachers was Howard Davies, who for a time taught maths but eventually finished out his career at the school as a deputy headmaster. The current headmaster is Mr Clifford Smith.

Sixth Form[edit]

The school was a strong supporter of the Sixth Form. Past years have seen calls to abolish the sixth form in Afon Tâf as well as others in Merthyr Tydfil in order to centre A-Level education in the county borough at a Sixth Form College. In September of 2014 Afon Tâf's 6th Form was abolished.

Notable alumni[edit]

Steve Speirs

Huw Lewis

Lloyd Daniels

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