Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Plasmawr

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Coordinates: 51°29′53″N 3°14′53″W / 51.498°N 3.248°W / 51.498; -3.248

Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Plasmawr
Motto 'Gwinllan a roddwyd i ni'
(A vineyard has been given to us)
Established 1998
Type State School
Head Master John hayes
Location the diff
Students 1,002 (2013)[1]
Gender Both
Ages 11–18
Houses Elai, Taf and Rhymni
Colours Maroon, Yellow and Black
Website www.plasmawr.cardiff.sch.uk

Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Plasmawr is a Welsh-medium comprehensive secondary school in Cardiff. It opened in September 1998 as the second school of its kind in Cardiff. Its buildings had formerly belonged to Waterhall Secondary Modern School and more recently formed Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Glantaf's Lower School. The current headteacher is John Hayes.

Catchment area and demography[edit]

The school serves a wide area of western Cardiff that includes Culverhouse Cross, Ely, Caerau, Grangetown, Butetown, Riverside (including Pontcanna), Canton, Fairwater (including Pentrebane), Llandaff, Radyr, Creigiau, Pentyrch, and Gwaelod-y-Garth.

In 2010 it was noted that 75% of the pupils come from homes where English is the predominant language, with 22% coming from homes whose main language was Welsh.[2] In 2013 9% of the pupils were recorded as having an ethnic background other than 'White-British'.[3]

Notable former pupils[edit]

Teaching awards[edit]

Two of the school's teachers have been awarded Teaching Awards. Mrs Meinir Rees became the Wales SEN Teacher of the Year in 2005, and later that year became the UK SEN Teacher of the Year.[4] The following year, Mr Geraint Rees became the Wales Secondary Headteacher of the Year and was runner up for the UK version of the Award.[5]


  1. ^ My Local School (accessed 14 February 2014).
  2. ^ 2009 Estyn inspection (accessed 14 February 2014).
  3. ^ My Local School (accessed 14 February 2014).
  4. ^ Special Needs Teacher of the Year 2005 Archived 22 February 2014 at the Wayback Machine. (accessed 14 February 2014).
  5. ^ Teaching Awards Winner 2006 - Wales Archived 22 February 2014 at the Wayback Machine. (accessed 14 February 2014).

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