Ysgol Gyfun Gwynllyw
("Forward we March")
|Headmaster||Mr H Ellis Griffiths|
Wales, United Kingdom
|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 and improved complex building.
- Cerys Hale - Welsh women's international rugby union player, represents Newport Gwent Dragons regionally.
- Lewis Robling - rugby union player for Newport Gwent Dragons.
- Rhiannon Wallace - actress who played character Leah Fischer in TV series Casualty.
- Aimee-Ffion Edwards - actress who starred in Skins and currently plays Esmé in Peaky Blinders.
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