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Hawarden High School has been in existence since 1606; one of the oldest schools in Wales. We serve the young people, families and communities of Hawarden and its surrounding villages. The school has been situated on its current site since the 1890s with many listed buildings making up our unique accommodation. It has been through many guises – a junior high school and a grammar school, but for the last half century has been an 11-18 secondary comprehensive school with almost 1200 pupils in each of Years 7 to 13…
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Simon Budgen
Headteacher / Pennaeth

recent news / Newyddion

Christmas Extravaganza

We wish to welcome you with your friends and family to the Christmas Fair on Thursday 12th December, 4-6 p.m. at Hawarden High School. The…
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STEM Family Challenge

Parents/Carers of Year 9 and Year 11 students We would like to offer you the opportunity to join us for a STEM Family Challenge evening which will take…
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UKMT Senior Team Maths Challenge

Well done to our 6th Form students who took part in the UKMT Senior Team Mathematics Challenge. The challenge, which is a national competition, requires…
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House Points / pwynt tŷ

The school pastoral structure is arranged around four Houses, each led by a Head of House and House team. Each House is in competition with each other to achieve the highest number of house points at the end of each term and most importantly by the end of the year. Students are awarded points for various reasons all of which contribute to their own total and that of their House. The live house points stream is shown below:

“The school offers a broad range of activities, including valuable opportunities within the local community, which enhance and support learning well.”
Estyn 2017