Croeso i Ysgol Uwchradd Penarlâg

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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…

Simon Budgen
Headteacher / Pennaeth


recent news / Newyddion

Post-16 ‘Next Steps Week’

Our ‘Next Steps Week’ which is taking place between Monday 5th July and Wednesday 7th July is dedicated to supporting students in Years 11 to …
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Parents wishing to apply for school transport from September 2021 can apply online with Flintshire County Council. More details can be found on their website: Please …
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Headteacher’s Video Update

Instead of a letter at the end of this half-term, Mr. Budgen has produced a video for parents/carers. Headteacher’s Update May 2021 For the transcript of the …
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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


The Highway Hawarden CH5 3DN
01244 526400

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