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 . 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.
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.
The school is currently undergoing reconstruction and refurbishment of current building in regards to Denbighshire County Council twenty first century school modernisation plan. The new building and refurbishment is due to be finished and officially opened in September 2017, but pupils will be moving into the building when the school opens in January 2017.
Musical theatre is important in Ysgol Glan Clwyd. The school has recently put on a musical under' the name of 'Sioe Y Sioeau' which included songs from Lion King and Hairspay. It also included the play Blood Brothers.
Notable former pupils
- Gareth Jones - Television presenter
- Becky Brewerton - Professional Golfer
- Caryl Parry Jones - Radio presenter, actress and singer