Welcome to Queen Elizabeth High School
Queen Elizabeth High School is a mixed, bilingual community comprehensive school of around 1600 pupils, catering for all abilities between the ages of 11 and 18. We currently have 1511 pupils on roll; this includes approximately 270 in our Sixth Form and 70 in our highly successful Additional Needs Unit, Canolfan Elfed.
Queen Elizabeth High School strives to be an exciting and creative learning community in which all pupils develop their knowledge, skills and understanding to achieve excellence.
We are committed to every pupil achieving their personal best. To help guarantee each pupil success we work in partnership with parents and the wider community.
Each pupil is encouraged to:
- reach their full potential
- be ambitious
- achieve the best qualifications possible
- enjoy all aspects of school life
- develop a wide range of skills
- respect themselves and others
- be healthy and safe
- be trustworthy, honest and tolerant
- contribute fully within the community
Our facilities are exceptional. Our purpose built £28 million school offers the perfect mix between traditional and innovative learning spaces, creating a true 21st Century learning environment. We share leisure facilities with our neighbour, Carmarthen Leisure Centre.
We are confident that whether you stay with us from Year 11 or join us in Year 12 from another school you will settle quickly and feel part of our very unique community.
Ours is a vibrant school of around 1500 pupils which is justly proud of its quality of education, especially its Year 12/13 provision.
The entire campus has been redeveloped with a multi-million pound, county council-funded investment in:
- a purpose built school to accommodate 1600 pupils;
- an extended and refurbished leisure facility;
- new external sporting facilities, including tennis courts, an all-weather pitch, running track and playing fields.
Should you enrol with us, you will be a member of the sixth form studying in a facility which is the envy of other schools and colleges. Indeed, there are a range of leisure and study facilities exclusively devoted to sixth form students, aimed at promoting individual development.
In our sixth form, we offer a broad range of academic and vocational courses, with an options menu that we are constantly working hard to improve in conjunction with neighbouring educational institutions to ensure that our students are given the widest possible choice of courses post 16. This collaboration is underpinned by the Learning and Skills (Wales) 'Measure' which provides clear guidelines for the creation of local curricula and is the statutory base of 14-19 Learning Pathways.
There is the common room and cafe where you can relax and chat with friends. Lunch is served to senior students before younger pupils in the dining hall. Sixth Form students have their own quiet study areas with ICT facilities and access to the main school library at all times. Booklets, newspapers, university prospectuses etc. are available for reference in these areas. The excellent sporting facilities at the Leisure Centre are also available for sixth formers to use when convenient.
As sixth form students you are also able to access a very comprehensive enrichment programme, including:
- pastoral support which has the aim of ensuring that your progress is regularly monitored, whilst addressing the wider social and emotional needs of individuals. This attention given to you as an individual student is one of our strongest and most important features;
- leadership development through the opportunities to become a prefect and peer mentor. You will also be actively encouraged to support a range of local and national charities whilst in the sixth form;
- musical performances - opportunities are available for developing the skills of the individual performer as well as membership of our excellent choirs, orchestras, ensembles and groups;
- participation in sporting activities through membership of one of our many successful teams;
- the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme which is a highly regarded and very popular programme of activities, events and expeditions;
- Going for Gold is an exciting new initiative whereby sixth form students choose from a menu of relevant courses offered by the Associate Faculty of Trinity St David. These programmes of study are assessed at Level 4 and are an excellent introduction to undergraduate work.
Above all else, you will hopefully find that all members of our staff are very well motivated and experienced teachers of the courses they deliver.
As you continue to read through this prospectus, I hope you find something of interest and that you will meet with us at our Information Evening and talk to our staff teams.
How to apply
If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Queen Elizabeth High School directly.