Headteacher’s Welcome

Llanidloes High School may well be the happiest, high-achieving school in Wales.  As a prior Inspector and Challenge Adviser, I had the privilege of supporting and evaluating secondary school provision up and down the country. When visiting Llanidloes, I was always 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, therefore, a truly humbling privilege to be entrusted with the 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 splendid results we achieve. 

The school has outperformed the Welsh Government’s modelled outcomes for five successive years in the number of pupils achieving five GCSEs at Grade C or above, including English or Welsh and Mathematics.  Only a tiny handful of schools across the country have managed that feat. 

Last year, A-level results placed the Sixth Form in The Times Top 10 in Wales.  Indeed, the Sixth Form has a strong history of supporting pupils to achieve places at Oxford, Cambridge and many 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 growing, with increasing numbers of students travelling from far and wide to access the caring, close-knit and supportive learning environment. 

We are proud of the exceptionally wide range of extra-curricular activities on offer here at Llanidloes High School, that aim to provide fun, inspiration and challenges for our pupils :

  • All the main team games are offered and pupils successfully compete at county and international levels
  • We have a wealth of musical and theatrical options
  • Our 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 –  expeditions for Bronze, Silver and Gold are regular features in the school calendar
  • A number of visits abroad take place each year, including skiing and trips across Europe 
  • Local Clergy regularly join us to help our pupils explore some of the most fascinating, ultimate questions of life
  • Many clubs and societies are available to pupils, both during and after school, and new staff members are encouraged to contribute to this vital aspect of school life
  • The school celebrates achievements of the pupils in an annual Presentation Evening

If you are considering sending your child to our school, please do feel free to contact us to arrange a visit during the school day.  Once you’ve seen our pupils’ enjoyment of learning, we are sure that you will want your child to join the Llanidloes High School community.

With best wishes,

Daniel Owen BA. MA. (Oxon)