I am delighted to welcome you to Pen y Dre High School, at the heart of our local community in Merthyr Tydfil.

We are immensely proud of our pupils at Pen Y Dre High School, and we work together with parents to ensure that they succeed in their academic, sporting and cultural pathways. The school is a vibrant, caring and friendly centre for learning, with the very highest expectations for our pupils. High standards of teaching and learning, pastoral care and discipline are central to our vision.

We want Pen y Dre to be a school where every child realises his or her full potential. That is our ultimate goal; our final destination. To reach that goal, we have developed innovative curriculum pathways that nurture our pupils’ skills and abilities. We seek to bolster their esteem, so that they believe in themselves and aspire to success in an ever more competitive world. We want our pupils to work hard and to be curious about the world in which they live. We want them to have respect for themselves; respect for who they are and where they come from.

As parents, you will want the very best for your child’s education. We can assure you that we strive to give pupils the very best opportunities in every aspect of school life. We are happy for you to visit us to see what makes a Pen y Dre such a happy, vibrant and successful school.

I look forward to meeting you in the future.

Keith Maher MA NPQH FRSA