Dear pupils, parents and carers,
I hope this message finds you all safe and well. Whilst most of you have already had the opportunity to visit the school and attend open evenings during Year 5 and at the beginning of Year 6, we are aware that the usual transition days that we arrange during the summer term will not take place.
To help you familiarise yourselves with the school we have included a virtual school tour on this website.
As always if you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me on email@example.com (leaving a phone number of you would prefer a telephone call),
Best wishes and stay safe,
Assistant Head KS3 and Transition.
I hope you are all safe and well during this uncertain time and different way of living at the moment.
I was really looking forward to seeing you all again with us at Ebbw Fawr for your transition days in July, I’m really disappointed that it can’t go ahead. We had some really exciting activities planned for you all during your three days.
But don’t worry! There will be over 200 other pupils for you to look forward to getting to know and will be feeling the same way!
We will be able to get to know each other with lots of new and exciting activities when you start with us in September.
Hopefully, during the year we will be able to have reward trips for you to look forward to plus lots to learn from all the different subjects areas. I am also hoping that when things improve further, you will have the opportunity to be part of a sporting team, become a school ambassador for our Senedd/Pupil Voice, Criw Cymraeg, a form rep or maybe a Digital Ambassador or a character as part of our school music and drama productions.
There are loads for you to be involved in! Getting involved will help you to feel a valued member of our learning community.
You have all visited the school a number of times before, either in your Year 5 transition day and parents evening or for the master classes we have arranged. You have all met myself and other members of staff plus pupils from our secondary phase during these visits. We are all very approachable and happy to help at anytime.
Please allow me to reassure you that you have absolutely nothing to worry about. We are all a little apprehensive about coming back to school. However, one thing is for certain we are ALL In It TOGETHER.
If you do have any questions or concerns about anything please do not hesitate to drop me an email by clicking the button below.
Please take care, stay safe and look after each other.
I’ll see you all in September.
Mrs M Davies
Leader of Learning Year 7.
Ebbw Fawr now offers a full immersive 360 degree virtual tour of our Secondary Phase campus. You can explore the school from top to bottom, check out our facilities and navigate your way around classrooms and corridors as though you were in the School.
With the help of BBC bitesize, we have put together some great resources to help you better understand about secondary school life
It can be difficult to find your way around a new timetable in the first few weeks at a new school.
A lot of people feel nervous when they first go to secondary school…
Many pupils are worried about leaving behind their old school friends and not knowing anyone in their new school
It can seem strange having been the oldest in primary school to being the youngest in secondary school.
Moving to secondary school is a big step and can seem a bit scary.
Check out our video which our staff & students assembled for our Year 6 pupils.
Students are encouraged to take part in the many extra-curricular activities which exist at Ebbw Fawr.
There is a very strong tradition of music, drama and sporting excellence.
A variety of educational visits are organised which include, foreign visits, skiing, and field-work to support the curriculum as well as an extensive Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme. This involves completing four different sections: volunteering, physical activity, skills and expedition, all of which have their own challenges.
We are committed to a broad fund raising programme in support of local, national and international charities.
Ebbw Fawr Senydd is the democratic forum for learners to actively engage with pupil voice and contribute to school improvement. In 2018 the school rebranded and modernized the original school council by looking towards a Welsh Government model for capturing our students’ passion for democracy. The students enjoy facilitating a new platform for them to engage with all aspects of school life.
The school Senedd consists of three levels of learner leadership; 86 Senedd Form Representatives, 16 Senedd Cabinet members and a Senedd Leader and Deputy leader of the whole Senedd. The Senedd prides itself on being inclusive, with representatives from all year groups and all equality groups. This allows an opportunity to reach out to the whole school to capture the wide views of learners for everyone to have their voice heard. The Senedd Cabinet provides leadership and development opportunities to our students and the responsibility to make decisions which impacts on them. The Senedd Cabinet meets on a weekly basis to discuss current topics and issues and are always on hand to chat to students and list their opinions.
If you would like to get involved, elections for Year 7 will begin in October.
Follow the life of a Ebbw Fawr Pupil through their journey in a 3-16 all-through school.