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Year 12 Mock Examinations

Year 12’s mock examinations will be held at the beginning of the Spring Term 2018 in a number of AS subjects. A copy of the timetable can be downloaded through the following link - click here

Year 10 and 11 Information Evening for Parents 17/10/17

An information Evening for year 10 and 11 parents was held on the 17/10/17. You can download the documents and presentations shared during the evening here:

Presentation – Welsh GCSE
Presentation – English GCSE and Additional Information English
Presentation – Mathematics and Numeracy GCSEs and Information Leaflet
Presenatation – Science GCSEs

Information about the courses, expectations for C and A*/A grades and links to useful resources can be found in the presentation.

- Year 10 and 11 Information about Examinations Booklet
- ‘Cyfarwyddiadau Arholiadau i Ddisgyblion/Pupil Exam Guidance’
- Information for Parents – Growth Mindset

Learning Performance were also at the information evening to run a workshop with suggestions about how to support pupils’ study and revision skills. A copy of the leaflet ‘Exam Survival Guide for Parents’ shared can be found here and you can find out more about the company form the following link - click here

Useful Online Safety Resources for Parents from Welsh Government:

1. A parent and carer's guide to Google safe search and YouTube safety mode;
2. A parent and carer's guide to age ratings of apps and games.

Measles Awareness

Infographic - click here


Bulletin for Parents

Bulletin for Parents - December 2017 - click here
Bulletin for Parents - September 2017 - click here
Bulletin for Parents - Summer 2017 - click here
Bulletin for Parents - December 2016 - click here
Bulletin for Parents - October 2016 - click here

Bulletin for Parents - Summer 2016 - click here
Bulletin for Parents - September 2015 - click here

Bulletin for Parents - January 2015 - click here
Letter for Parents 18/7/14
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Bulletin for Parents - September 2014 - click here
Bulletin for Parents - December 2013 - click here

Bulletin for Parents - September 2013 - click here
Bulletin for Parents - March 2013 - click here
Bulletin for Parents - January 2013 - click here
Bulletin for Parents - December 2012 - click here
Bulletin for Parents - November 2012 - click here
Bulletin for Parents - July 2012 - click here
Bulletin for Parents - June 2012 - click here

Bulletin for Parents - May 2012 - click here

Year 7-10 Activities Week 2016/17
Year 7 - click here
Year 8 - click here
Year 9 - click here
Year 10 - click here

National Literacy And Numeracy Tests Summer 2017:

A link to an animation from Welsh Government about the national Literacy and Numeracy tests which are due to be published at the end of the Summer Term 2017: Read here

The latest on arrangements for reporting on literacy and numeracy: Read here

Parents’ and carers’ guide to secondary school for children aged 11 to 14: click here

2017 – 2018 IMPORTANT DATES - click here

Numeracy Bulletin July 2017 - click here

Literacy Bulletin June 2017 - click here

017 School Categorisation

For more information about the school's performance and Categorisation for 2017 click here.

Following the announcement of the annual school Categorisations in Wales on the 31/1/17 we are very pleased that the work we have done as a school to sustain and improve standards and to develop our practice and processes as well as supporting other schools has been recognised. Our categorisation for capacity to improve has changed from B to A reflecting the work done over time to improve standards, develop teaching and learning and responding to school priorities at every level. We have also been working for over two years now as a leading school for Language, Literacy and Numeracy for GWE and working with schools across the North Wales region. You can read more about the Categorisation process through the link above, including a guide for parents.

Ysgol Dyffryn Conwy - one of the NEW PIONEER SCHOOLS for the future Curriculum in Wales:

As a result of our school to school work on Language and Literacy we have recently been announced as one of the 25 new Pioneer Schools for the new Curriculum. As a Pioneer School we will be working closely with other schools at a National and Regional level through the Pioneer Network, focusing specifically on the Area of Learning and Experience for 'Languages, Literacy and Communication'. This will be an excellent opportunity for staff, pupils and stakeholders to be a direct part of shaping, planning and developing the New Curriculum for Wales.

You can find out more about the Pioneer Schools and the new Curriculum through the links below, including Ysgol Dyffryn Conwy's response to being a new Pioneer School on the 'Curriculum for Wales BLOG':

Support for developing mathematical and numeracy skills. Free support for pupils with the new GCSE courses for free through the following link - click here.

PE Extracurricular Activities timetable


Click here for more information



Literacy and Numeracy – Information for parents:
coverNumeracy – Information about how numeracy is taught in the school for parents can be found through clicking here.
Numeracy Booklet

As part of our strategy to respond to the national numeracy priority, we have adapted our support for pupils and parents on numeracy strategies. The first part of this is a numeracy booklet for parents and pupils. We hope this will be helpful in explaining some of the different methods used to develop numeracy skills in mathematics and across the curriculum. There are further resources also available on the school’s Moodle site. Please contact us should you require further guidance.
Together, we can raise standards

New information for parents on how to help pupils with mathematics and numeracy - click here


coverLiteracy – we have renewed our Terminology Book for pupils in years 7-13. In it are terms in both languages to support pupils’ literacy skills across the curriculum as well as information about helping with spelling and key spelling rules. At the back of the book there is room for pupils to record the words they need to learn. All pupils have been given a copy at the beginning of term. We hope it will be of use to them with both classwork and homework - click here



The school has also been featured as part of national good practice in developing literacy and numeracy across the curriculum by the Welsh Government. More information can be found through the following link to the Learning Wales website - click here

We will be updating this area on the Parents’ page over the course of the year. Further information about literacy and numeracy strategies, including useful websites will be shared during parents’ evenings over the year.
Ysgol Dyffryn Conwy School Uniform Policy
For more information about the uniform and local stockists please see our Year 7 handbook ‘Stepping Forward’ - click here
PDG Grant
Ysgol Dyffryn Conwy Pupil Deprivation Grant Statement 2016 - 2017 - click here
Information to pupils about exams - click here
Letter to Year 11 parents – Parents’ Evening and Sixth Form Open Evening - click here
Ysgol Dyffryn Conwy E-safety Policy - click here
Ysgol Dyffryn Conwy Pupil Development Grant 2017/18 - click here

Deprivation Grant Plan 2015/16 - click here

A full copy can be found within the School Development Plan for 2015-2018 in the Secure Section for Parents.

Free School Meals - click here
School Uniform Grant - click here
Information about financial support for school uniforms for pupils for 2016/17 - click here


School Meals - biometric cashless scheme - click here
What is Biometrics? - click here

Biometric Letter - click here
Privacy Notice - click here
New prices for School Meals from 01/04/17 - click here

Sodexo Food Allergy Letter - click here
Sodexo Food Allergy Request - click here

Letter to parents re taking holidays during term time – Conwy LA - click here
Information for taking holidays during tem time – Conwy LA - click here
Information about Fixed Penalty Notices for Absence – Conwy LA - click here



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