St Davids Peninsula 3-16 Church in Wales VA School


Ysgol Penrhyn Dewi Church in Wales VA School is the first Church in Wales secondary phase school to open since the 1920’s and it is the first 3 to 16 VA Church in Wales school in the world. We are so fortunate to occupy such amazing locations in St Davids and Solva and the opportunities our school offers young people and their families are boundless. The Cathedral, as well as being a focus for our worship provides a unique and invaluable learning resource and classroom.

Our 3 – 16 through-school status offers us exciting and innovative learning opportunities where primary and secondary aged children have the opportunity to learn from and work alongside each other, fostering a sense of family and belonging. We are keen to exploit these opportunities wherever we can and create a seamless transition between Primary and Secondary.

We have the highest aspirations for our school and our pupils; creating a positive, stimulating environment where everyone is supported, empowered and challenged to achieve their potential. We are fully inclusive and work as a beacon for our community, working together for the good of all.

We place teaching and learning at the heart of all we do, and the sharing of phase and subject expertise amongst colleagues ensures we have high expectations and aspirations for the progress of all our pupils.

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St Davids Peninsula 3-16 Church in Wales VA School/Ysgol yr Eglwys yng Nghymru Penrhyn Dewi

We aim to be an open and inclusive school, achieving more together by nurturing young lives through faith, learning and friendship. Offering the very best education and opportunities within a supportive Christian Community.

The Fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self control; against such things there is no law…. GALATIANS 5:22

Ysgol Penrhyn Dewi is the Church in Wales’ first 3-16 VA school, and a first for the Diocese of St Davids. As a faith school, Penrhyn Dewi has a distinct Christian ethos which will be developed over the coming years through regular whole school, campus and year group worship. We are forging strong links with the Anglican churches and clergy within the catchment area in order to maintain our vision as a Christian school community. We continually assess how the vision impacts upon pupil achievement, wellbeing and the overall character of the school. Whilst YPD will be distinctively Christian, it is not unlikely it will be our duty and a key part of our ethos, to be open and inclusive.

Welsh Language Charter at Ysgol Penrhyn Dewi VA

Welsh Language Charter – Y Siarter Iaith

Ysgol Penrhyn Dewi VA School is proud to be supporting the Welsh Government’s initiative Cymraeg 2050, which aims to have one million Welsh speakers by 2050.