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 16, 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.


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, however, in 2014 Afon Tâf's 6th Form was abolished. 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.

Notable alumni[edit]

Steve Speirs

Huw Lewis

Lloyd Daniels

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