On Wednesday 22nd January Prestatyn High School hosted an Education/Careers fair


This highly successful event ran at Prestatyn High School in partnership with Careers Wales and Glyndwr University.

With over a dozen stands including:- Student Finance, VFX/Animation, Criminology, Youth & Community, Education, Forensics, Media, Psychology, Vet Nursing and Computing

pupils were given a unique insight and the opportunity to find out more about the subjects and related job sector.


A Year 11 pupil said: “I was surprised at the range of courses available, everything from Criminology to Veterinary Nursing.”


Tutors from various subject areas were on hand to to provide answers to the many questions pupils had, to alleviate fears and to make them aware of the wide range of courses available.

As well as providing information on courses a wide range of topics such as the application process, tuition fees, student loans, budgeting, career opportunities were also presented by Student Finance and Career Wales.


One Year 7 pupil said: “I love rollercoasters and I had no idea that I could design ride simulators at college.”


The event at Prestatyn High school was enjoyed by all year groups and staff. With the event being so successful, a larger venue is planned for next year.


Wrexham Glyndwr University

Careers Wales


Pupils Receive Highest Praise Points

These pupils have been recognised for their outstanding engagement to learning receiving the highest praise points in their year group for the week commencing 20th January.
Pupils met with Mr Foley and Mr Howcroft-Jones to be presented with their certificates of achievement.

Well done to all, and keep up the excellent work!

13+ Parents’ Options Information Evening – 13-19 Learning Pathways

13+ Parents’ Information Evening – 13-19 Learning Pathways

Dear Parent / Guardian,

I am writing to invite you to our Learning Pathways Parents’ Information Evening to be held on Tuesday 25th February 2020. The time of the session for you to attend is outlined below based upon form group.

These subject choices are amongst the most important ones to be made in Prestatyn High School. This is a crucial evening when we will explain about the subjects and choices your son/daughter will be asked to make for their Key Stage 4 courses next year.

The Options Booklet will be issued to pupils before the evening and the booklet will also be available online on the school’s website. Please bring the options booklet with you on the night. Information will also be given to your son/daughter in assemblies prior to the event. A presentation in the hall will explain the Learning Pathways, the external examinations and the different qualifications available. Information, advice and guidance on making appropriate decisions will be the focus of the evening and establish important dates to come.

There will be an opportunity to look at subject displays about the courses and ask any questions you may have about the options available. Other organisations such as Careers Wales, Rhyl College and others will also be on hand to advise and discuss the opportunities available. Can I please stress, however, that this is not the evening when we discuss the progress of individual students. The parents’ evening for year 8 will take place on June 9th and any further concerns regarding your son/daughters’ progress should be discussed by appointment with Mr. Howcroft-Jones.

Traditionally this information evening is extremely well attended by both students and parents. The evening will be organised in two sessions to ensure that all students and parents derive the maximum benefit from this opportunity to find out more about the many choices available. There is limited parking at school and along Princess Avenue, so with this in mind please try to stick to the times given and where possible to avoid congestion park away from the school.

5:30pm – 6.00pm – Parents & students in Jupiter, Mars, Mercury and Neptune
in the Hall, then 6.00pm – 6.30pm browse course and subject displays and talk to subject staff in the Sports Hall.

6.00pm – 6:30pm – Parents & students in Orion, Pluto, Saturn and Venus
in the Hall, then 6.30pm – 7:00pm browse course and subject displays and talk to subject staff in the Sports Hall.

I look forward to seeing you at the Information Evening. If you have any queries regarding the arrangements, please contact me or Mr. Howcroft-Jones.

Year 8/9 options

LIMB-art shares inspirational story

On Thursday January 16th Mark Williams from Limb Art visited Prestatyn High School Year 9.
Mark described his journey from that of a Paralympic swimmer to running a successful business.

LIMB-art is a British design and manufacturing company based in the heart of beautiful North Wales dedicated to producing cool prosthetic leg covers.

Mark Williams said: “Our covers restore balance to the silhouette, without trying to blend in or hide, and can be instrumental in raising confidence and self-esteem.”

Founded in 2018 by former Paralympic swimmer and medalist, Mark Williams and his wife Rachael, LIMB-art was born out of an overwhelming desire to help other prosthetic users raise their confidence, be proud of what they have and very simply, but equally importantly have fun showing off whilst doing so!

Mark Williams said: “Prostheses have, over recent years, come on in leaps and bounds functionally. However, aesthetics seem to be generally overlooked. Our covers aim to change this.”

Designed for all users of above and below knee prostheses, LIMB-Art leg covers combine superior quality material and construction with cutting edge design and technology to provide robust, affordable and above all… cool… leg covers.

PHS Awards Evening

On 24th March 2020 Prestatyn High School will be holding it’s annual awards evening. This event is to highlight the achievements of our amazing pupils who work hard day in day out to achieve their potential. Nominations from departments and Heads of Year will take place during the coming half term, so there is plenty of opportunity for your son/daughter to work hard over the next few weeks and be recognised for their achievements.

Awards are handed out for engagement and effort as well as going above and beyond for the school or the community. If you know of a pupil who works above and beyond for the good of the community of Prestatyn, or the wider area and would like to nominate them for the community award we would love to hear from you. Please contact me at the school by the end of January 2020.

This event is sure to be one of the highlights of the school year. Tickets will be allocated for those people who have been shortlisted for awards closer to the time and details will be available then.


Airbus Craft Apprenticeships Open Evening

Airbus invites students currently studying GCSE’s who are interested in finding out more about our Craft and Technical apprenticeships to join us at our Craft Apprenticeships Open Evening at Coleg Cambria. Representatives from Airbus and Coleg Cambria will be available to speak to you about the opportunities on offer.

Presentations will take place at 17:40 and 18:40.

Thursday 23 January 2020 17.30-19.30 Engineering Coleg Cambria Kelsterton Road, Connah’s Quay, Deeside, CH5 4BR


Launch your career

Airbus Degree Apprenticeships Open Evening

Airbus invites students currently studying A-Levels to find out more about our Degree Apprenticeships in Engineering, Business and IT. Representatives from Airbus will be available to speak to you about the opportunities on offer.

Presentations will take place at 17:30 and 18:30.

Thursday 30 January 2020 17.00-19.00

Deeside Sixth Form Centre Kelsterton Road, Connah’s Quay, Deeside, Flintshire CH5 4BR


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Carol Service

The ‘Creative Arts Dept’ annual carol service took place on Monday 16th December at Prestatyn Parish Church. We had around 50 talented musicians and drama students who participated in this event.
The concert was a mixture of instrumental, choral, drama and solo items prepared through enrichment sessions held throughout the term. Thank you to all our wonderful young performers.

Congratulations also go to Ethan Gordon, who received the ‘Joe Irving Young Musician’ award for his exceptional musical skills!