Ysgol Penrhyn Dewi VA School
Hello, I am David Haynes , and I am the Headteacher of Ysgol Penrhyn Dewi VA Church in Wales school located in St Davids, Pembrokeshire. YPDVA opened in September 2018 as a 3 to 16 school, operating across the sites of three former schools serving the Solva and St Davids communities. Being part of the All-Age Schools forum benefitted me greatly during the setting up of the new school and you are very welcome to contact me if there is anything I can do to offer specific advice.
Ysgol Penrhyn Dewi Church in Wales VA School is the first Church in Wales secondary phase school to open since the 1920’s and is the Church’s first 3 to 16 school. 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.
Our 3 – 16 through-school status offers us exciting and innovative learning opportunities where primary aged children have the opportunity to learn from specialist secondary colleagues, and secondary pupils have the opportunity to work alongside and support primary pupils. We are keen to exploit these opportunities wherever we can and create a seamless transition between Key Stages 2 & 3.
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 have high expectations and aspirations for the progress of all our pupils.
Pembrokeshire County Council