Ysgol Uwchradd Caereinion High School

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Hello, I’m Alice and I’m proud to be the current Head Girl here at Caereinion.

Following on from the legacy that Aggie left behind; pupil voice is of a huge importance and I aim to expand upon this. 

Looking back at my years as a student and all the opportunities I have received, I aim to encourage and help others to also have a positive High School experience.

A confident, approachable and social nature is the main attribute I bring to my role as Head Girl along with my ideas and plans for the coming year.


Head Girl

I'm Joseph and I’m delighted and honoured to have been nominated by my peers and teachers to be Head Boy of Llanfair Caereinion High School.

I have been studying here for six years and now entering my final year of A levels. I am studying English Literature, History and Psychology and want to go onto University to study Law.

Caereinion is a fantastic place to study in. We have a real community spirit and a family atmosphere. I started here in year 7, fairly timid and reserved but with a steely determination to really make a go of it. The amazing support I received by the teaching staff really made me believe I could become anything I want. I discovered new found confidence and a motivation to succeed, I made the most of revision sessions the school laid on and consequently achieved more than I ever thought was possible. I’ve met life long friends and my journey through the years at Caereinion has set me in good stead for a confident and independent kickstart into adulthood.

Over the next year I’m looking forward to helping the school forge new community relationships that will benefit our school. For me, the title of Head Boy shouldn't be just a status, this is my chance to make a difference and engage with all stakeholders to make Caereinion the first choice of where to send your children to study. My personal message to all current students is you should always strive to be the best you can, treat others the way you wish to be treated yourself and believe that no individual is too insignificant to make a difference.

If you see me out and around school, please take the time to say hello, nothing would please me more than to talk with you.


Head Boy

Philip Jones

If you are a current or past student of the school or indeed a member of the wider community you would endorse my comment. This is indeed a fabulous school. Come and take a student led tour of the school and have a look at us in action.

One learner said “At other schools you are a number. At Caereinion you are a name!” Caereinion High School is a mixed, bilingual secondary school in Powys with over 500 learners accessing the only truly dual entry provision across the authority. It is the focal point of the local community and a key aspect in bringing together the many different community groups which exist in the area. The school is focused on the individual where we are small enough to care, but big enough to matter. The school plays a strategic role in the development of Welsh medium education across Powys.

During interviews for Senior Prefects, a 6th form learner concluded on how important the school is to the community by saying “I want my school to be more than the big building on the hill.” Indeed, we may not be at the geographical centre of the Valley, but we want to be at the heart of the community.

This year we have;

* Launched the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme

* Held a School Eisteddfod

* Entered a number of students into the Urdd Eisteddfod and several stage and category winners

* Won numerous sporting accolades at County and National Level


Join the movement towards a true bilingual education.

Philip Jones


Award for headteacher who embraces the business community

The new headteacher of Caereinion High School collected the Judges’ Award at this year’s Powys Business Awards after being commended for embracing the business community and seeing the benefits of partnership working.


Philip Jones received the special award, sponsored by Mid and South Wales Chamber of Commerce, after the Llanfair Caereinion school was a finalist for the Investing in People Award, sponsored by PCI Pharma Services, at the annual awards dinner held at Dering Lines, Brecon last Friday night.


Organised by Mid Wales Manufacturing Group, the awards showcase business excellence across the county of Powys.


“This Judges’ Award allows us to look beyond the criteria and give recognition to something that we found special and during this year’s visits. We found many suitable candidates to put forward,” said award judge Emma Wilde. 


“Breaking down barriers and rebuilding confidence in an entire community, Phil has embraced the business community and truly sees the benefits of partnership working and bringing people along on the journey,”


“For us in Powys, we hope that this new thinking will encourage others in the sector to work more closely with the business community.”


Mr Jones said: “I am absolutely delighted to win this award. Businesses and education cannot work in isolation; they must work together in collaboration because schools have the future employees for businesses.


“Our mantra is ‘You don’t have to leave Powys to be a success’ and I think that schools working with businesses creates opportunities for our young people.”


Caereinion High School is central to the local community and by establishing Llanfair Caereinion Community Partnership Group, it now hosts a forum to discuss local issues and promote local groups.


Engagement with local businesses has resulted in EvaBuild, CastAlum and Dawson Shannon beginning mentoring programmes at the school to identify potential apprentices, Myrick Training supports learner discussions on future career paths while Cambrian Training delivers a pre-apprenticeship food technology course.


The vision statement for Caereinion High School, which has 60 staff and 450 learners, is “Opportunity for All”. The school has continually invested in its employees through training, development and engagement and is committed to high performance.

Eight staff have been promoted to emerging leaders’ roles, overseeing the implementation of key strategic priorities. All eight roles were filled internally to underline a commitment to succession planning.


Discussion and consultation on all aspects of the school development plan ensures that staff feel that their views are considered.


Developing a learning community is considered central to the school’s future success.

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We are the COMMUNITY. We are a TEAM. We are CAEREINION.

You are not a NUMBER, you are a NAME. I am EMPOWERED. We are CAEREINION