We are fast approaching the end of another busy and successful year for Prestatyn High School. Once again we were delighted with our exam results with our Year 11s and 13s achieving our best ever results. The percentage of pupils achieving high grade passes of a C grade or above including English and maths at GCSE increased by 10%. Our A level results improved for the 3rd year in a row, and our results place us in the top 25% of schools in Wales and England. We are exceptionally proud of all pupils and staff and these amazing results reinforce our belief that what we are doing day to day is the right thing to do and that the high standards we hold are having an impact.
As a reward for everyone’s hard work I’m pleased to announce the school will be closing early at 12.20pm on Friday 20th December. This will allow pupils and their families a little extra time together to prepare for Christmas and enjoy a different routine on a Friday afternoon.
However, I am keen to stress that I do not expect to see a dip in attendance just because it is a shortened day. Pupils are expected to attend school and lessons as normal. The school has made all the necessary arrangements for school buses/taxis to be at school early to transport pupils home.
The last day of term will be a non-uniform day for pupils. Pupils wearing their own clothes are expected to make a £1 donation which will be shared between Yr Urdd, who are hosting the Eisteddfod in Denbigh during summer 2020 and Hand in Hand, a charity building a school for orphans in Kenya – for further information follow this link: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/phshandinhand
School re-opens for new term: The school re-opens for students on Monday 6th January; there is no staff training day.
I’d like to wish everyone a lovely break, a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.