Welcome back to school

Dear Parents/ Carers,
Now that we have had two weeks back to school, I thought that I would take this opportunity to
write to you all and update you on the latest developments in Prestatyn High.
Firstly, can I praise the vast majority of parents and pupils for how well the new academic year has
started. Pupils look smart, ready to learn, and have a real desire to be successful. Pupils have
returned refreshed and focused, which is great to see. As a whole staff, we are really motivated to
make this year the best year yet for outcomes, progress, and doing everything we can to ensure all
learners enjoy their time in school. It is only with the full support of conscientious and determined
parents that we can make sure we achieve all of our goals.
Full attendance to school is essential and I want to impress to all parents and carers that making
sure your children are in school is key to their current and future success. If you have any queries
about attendance, please contact your son or daughter’s Head of Year. Please ensure that all pupils
are in school every day unless it is absolutely necessary to keep them away for serious illness or
similar unavoidable reasons.
I would also like to praise our outgoing Year 11s and 13s as their summer results at GCSE and A-level
were excellent once again, allowing them to access the next stage of their educational journey. Well
done to you all. We have even greater hopes and expectations for the class of 2024!
Over the summer, and into this term, we have had multiple building works going on in school to
make sure the educational environment for your children is the best it can be. These works are in
various stages of completion, but all will be done by the end of this calendar year. These works
 Lifts installed to all necessary 1st floor areas to improve accessibility around the school
 The final phase of the science lab refurbishment
 A new covered walkway to ease congestion on the corridors
 The removal of the old mobile classroom to give pupils more space at break and lunch
 Gym roof and ceiling replaced
I am delighted that we as a school and Denbighshire local authority are investing in the site so that
we can continue to deliver a first-class education to all of our learners. Whilst I continuously petition
for a totally new school building, I am happy that the existing building is in great shape.
Finally, all of the amazing extra-curricular clubs, trips and events will soon be up and running in
Prestatyn High. I am particularly looking forward to see our pupils jetting off skiing once again, the
production of Matilda in the new year, and seeing how well our sports teams do in competition this
year. The things our pupils achieved last year were fantastic and I have no doubt we will surpass
them in 2024.
Best wishes,
Neil Foley – BSc, MA
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