Headteacher’s Welcome

Llanidloes High School may well be the happiest high achieving school in Wales. Visitors to the school are often struck by the vibrant and flourishing learning culture, deeply caring ethos and exceptional commitment of staff. Everyone goes the extra mile to ensure each and every pupil’s experience of school is as happy as possible.

It is a truly humbling privilege to be entrusted with responsibility for overseeing the education of each and every precious child at Llanidloes High School.  All of us at the school take this responsibility seriously which is reflected in the smashing progress pupils make regardless of their starting point.  

We have an exceptionally wide range of extra-curricular activities.  All the main team games are offered and pupils successfully compete at county and international levels.  We have a wealth of musical and theatrical talent.  Local clergy regularly join us to help our children explore some of the most fascinating ultimate questions of life.  Out Art and Design & Technology areas showcase students’ work both within school and in local exhibitions.  The Duke of Edinburgh scheme is well established and popular at all levels with expeditions for Bronze, Silver and Gold becoming regular features of the school calendar.  Many clubs and societies are available to pupils, both during and after school, and new staff are encouraged to contribute to this vital aspect of school life.  The school celebrates achievements of the pupils in an annual Presentation Evening.  A number of visits abroad take place each year including skiing and trips across Europe.  

In the recent past, A-level results helped place the school in The Times top 10 state schools in Wales.  Indeed, the Sixth Form has a strong history of supporting pupils to achieve places at Oxford, Cambridge and other Russell Group universities.  We will continue to ensure our most able students have an open door to world class higher education when they leave us for pastures new.  It is little wonder that our vibrant Sixth Form is so popular, with increasing numbers of students travelling from far and wide to access the caring, close-knit and supportive learning environment.  

If you are considering sending your child to the school, please feel free to visit us during the school day.  Once you’ve seen our pupils’ enjoyment of learning, we have no doubt you will want your child to join the Llanidloes High School community. 

Best wishes,

Daniel Owen BA. MA. (Oxon)