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Welcome to Dyffryn Taf


Dyffryn Taf welcomes all students into the Sixth Form to continue their learning and development as young people.  We offer a varied and challenging curriculum.

The supportive school community provides and excellent progression for Year 11 students and new opportunities for students from other learning establishments.

The School aims to develop all learners as they progress from their 14-16 pathway into an individualised 16-19 pathway.

The School has established a reputation for academic excellence, with staff at Dyffryn Taf dedicated to supporting your son and daughter in reaching their potential.  Exam data shows we have the highest A*-C within our family of schools, and above the local authority average.  A large majority of our Sixth Form are accepted each year at Universities, including Oxford and Cambridge.

We want our Sixth Formers to leave well-qualified, skilled and challenged, ready to progress in their future.  In the Sixth Form there are many opportunities to broaden your curriculum (extra-curricular activities in sport, music, drama, DofE etc) and refine you interests (super curricular activities such as EESW and Seren Hub).  We expect everyone to be involved in widening their experiences and contributing to their community.

Mr Gareth Smith

Assistant Headteacher/Head of Sixth Form

About us

The Governors and staff of Dyffryn Taf aim to ensure that the school provides each pupil, irrespective of ability, background or gender, with the opportunity to develop to the full their intellectual, physical, practical, personal and social skills. The school aims to provide pupils with an understanding of Welsh heritage and culture and to prepare them for life in a bilingual community. We operate a policy of equal opportunities for all and endeavour at all times to obtain the very best from our pupils.

Our commitment to excellence covers all areas of school life from academic work to sporting and extra curricular activities of all types. We encourage an active involvement with the local community.

We believe that these aims can be best achieved in an atmosphere which is friendly and where mutual respect is encouraged at all times. Within this framework, there must be a disciplined and purposeful attitude to all activities. We aim to ensure that pupils are happy, well motivated and active participants so that their unique qualities can be displayed. The support of parents is encouraged and we seek partnership between parents, staff and pupils.

Whilst the idea of the school as a community is of great importance to the ethos of the school, we always do our utmost to prepare pupils for the world beyond school.

Additional support

There are a wide variety of Extra Curricular Clubs for pupils at Dyffryn Taf. Most are held during the lunch hour, as many pupils live some distance from the school and arranging transport home afterschool can be difficult. Full details of these clubs are circulated to pupils at the start of each term.

Extra curricular activities add to the development of a child as a whole. Dyffryn Taf offers a wide variety of activities which raise self-esteem, broaden experience and build confidence. Activities include:

• Art Club
• Choirs
• Clwb Sbri-di-ri
• Clwb Clebran
• Debating
• 5 x 60 Activities
• Kayaking
• Orchestra
• School Productions
• School Visits
• Sports
• Technology Club
• Urdd
• Youth Club
• Eco Committee

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Dyffryn Taf directly.

Last updated date: 08 August 2017

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