Announcement of the Loss of a Valued Colleague
It is with great sadness that the school has to announce the sudden death of our valued colleague Mr Wayne Miskimmin. Mr Miskimmin, who joined the school in 2008 and taught Modern Foreign Languages as well as acting as head of year for year 7, passed away unexpectedly whilst on holiday in Spain. The loss of such a valued member of staff will be a huge blow to both staff and students at the school and he will be greatly missed.
At Llantwit Major School, we firmly believe that people are our greatest asset.
We see ourselves as a school community committed to excellence, creativity and innovation. We encourage participation in a wide range of educational and life enriching activities, celebrating success in many varied ways. The ultimate aim is to help all students prepare to take maximum advantage of life long learning experiences in further education and careers, establishing themselves as responsible members of the community and beyond. By focussing on maintaining high expectations and relationships, fostering a positive ethos, providing a broad and stimulating curriculum and embedding the school at the core of the community, we aim to provide young people with a valuable and fulfilling experience of school life.
Students celebrate ‘outstanding’ GCSE Results
Students at Llantwit Major School are celebrating achieving an outstanding set of GCSE results. Performance in Mathematics and English have both risen by over 14% with over 85% of pupils achieving A* - C grades in both subjects. The number of students obtaining 5 GCSE grades or more including English and Mathematics improved on last year’s record breaking level of 65% rising by 14% to a staggering 79%. The excellent performance of students extended across all subjects with 97% of students achieving 5 or more GCSE grades at A*-C and a remarkable 100% of students obtaining a Science qualification at the higher grades. Amongst the students receiving a large proportion of A* and A grades were: Sam Beasley; Keiran Cormican; Rosey Dallenger; Gwennan Davies; Katie Gunton; Dafydd Jones; Jessica Lee; Bethany Nash; Lara Roots; Freddie Sanders; Tom Slimings; Amber Taylor; Luke Tebby; Nia Thomas; Dan Vickers and Dylan White.
Dr Vince Browne the Head Teacher commented, “Everybody was absolutely delighted with last year’s results which were the best that the school had ever achieved and so to see improvements of 15% in such key performance indicators is absolutely fantastic for the staff and pupils at the school. I am extremely proud of the efforts that everybody has put into achieving these incredible results. It has been a privilege to work with these pupils over the course of the past five years and I am delighted that they have received the results that they so richly deserved.”
The school production of Fame will now take place on
Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th September.
Tickets will be available at the School reception from Tuesday 1 September.
'Just wanted to express my praise for every learner who attended Op Sandy Dune this week. I was extremely impressed with their politeness, willingness to learn and determination. They all got stuck into the activities and embraced the military experience'. Dan Shooterm, Operations Manager, MPCT Skills Academy. 1.7.15
'I would like to thank you for the help and support you have given all military children, I know how much my daughter has enjoyed doing military and is looking forward to her overnight stay for her gold award. Many thanks'. Mrs M Aspell
'Just a note to say a huge thank you for organising my event and to your students and staff for being amazing. I felt very welcome and I had a great day'. Sophie Stiddard, Positively Mad Team Member
'The pupils at Llantwit Major School are so well behaved and interested in learning that going into the lessons was a real pleasure'. Cath Cole, NQT External Mentor
Click on the following link from the Family Information Service to find out everything going on in the school summer holidays for children and young people in the Vale. It includes playschemes, events, activities, holiday childcare, leisure centre activities and much more.
Tell us about the achievements and success of your child!
At Llantwit Major School we are extremely proud of our pupils and enjoy celebrating their school success and achievements. We would like to hear about any of their achievements outside school in order for us give recognition and well deserved praise.
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