It gave me great pleasure last week to open the local newspaper to be confronted with a page full of photos of Caereinion High School pupils. Our pupils have excelled in all fields and I doubt whether many other schools of our size enjoy such success at school, county and regional levels. Amongst the successes are:

Year 10 team – winners of the North East Wales title
Year 9 team – reached the quarter finals of the Welsh Schools Cup
Year 8 team – runners up of the North East Wales title
Year 7 – North Powys champions
Year 7 – North Powys champions
Under 13, 16 and 18 – North Powys champions
Under 14 and under 18 – North Powys champions
Under 13 – North Powys champions
Year 10 boys – North Powys champions and fourth in North Wales
Year 8 girls – North Powys champions and second in North Wales


*Jack Lewis (Year 7) to represent North Wales – under 13 hockey
*Carys Gittins (Year 8) will train with the Wales under 13 girls football squad
*Hannah Shirley-Smith (Year 8), Caitlyn Bloor (Year 7) and Rhodri Jones (Year 7) will represent Powys in the Welsh Cross Country Championships
*Toby Whitticase (Year 7) to represent Powys at under 13 football
*Jennifer Jarvie (Year 9) to represent Powys at under 15 girls’ football
*Millie Evans (Year 7), Emily Gallier (Year 7), Emma Williams (Year 8) and Carys Gittins (Year 8) to represent Powys at under 13 girls’ football
*Sarah Astley (Year 10), Cian Hanratty (Year 9), Ellie Phillips (Year 8), Arthur Powell (Year 9), Keira McVeagh (Year 9), Kelsie Webster (Year 8), Lwsi Roberts (Year 8), Emma Williams (Year 8) to represent Powys at the Welsh Indoor Athletics Competition.

Heartfelt congratulations to Ryan Andrew (Year 13) who has won a scholarship to Southwestern College, Kansas to play and study basketball. Ryan will spend a year in the USA. All the best to him.

We extend our warm congratulations also to Billy Brian (Year 11) who has been selected as one of twelve army cadets from all over the United Kingdom to participate in the Whitehorse Cadet Expedition Instructor Course in the Yukon, Canada this summer.

During the week five of our Year 12 pupils attended the Seren Network Conference at Crickhowell High School. The conference is attended by high performing students from across Powys and it is a credit to the school that we had five students this year who reached the required criteria to attend the conference.

On Friday, June 15th, we welcomed Mr Edward Baldwin to the school. Mr Baldwin will be commencing his duties as Assistant Headteacher in September.

Congratulations to the three forms who have won ‘early lunch passes’ for their high level of attendance during the first half of this term. 7G were the winners with an attendance percentage of 98.8%. They will, therefore, be entitled to a week’s early lunch, 7C came second on 97.7% and 9H were a close third with a percentage of 97.4%. They will be entitled to three and two days’ early lunch.


All external examinations have now come to an end and our year 11 and year 13 students can start enjoying a long summer holiday.

Year 9 and year 10 pupils participated in the county’s rugby 7s competitions and performed well with Year 9 gaining second position and year 10 third position in the county. Our tennis players also performed well in the North Powys tennis tournament.

Mr Sam Andrew, Head of Year 7 has been busy visiting our prospective pupils in their primary schools. He has been accompanied by a variety of other members of staff, eager to meet those who will be joining us in Caereinion in September. We look forward to meeting all our prospective Year 7 pupils during the transition days during this week.

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