Argoed High School
Flintshire, United Kingdom
About Argoed High School
Argoed High School is a mixed, secondary comprehensive, non-denominational secondary school without sixth form situated in the county of Flintshire in north-east Wales. It is a state school that is a member of the connecting classrooms project, which helps the school collaborate with its link schools in Cyprus and Malta. A smaller than average size for a school of its type, the latest Estyn report identifies a student roll of 590 secondary school students, between the ages of 11-16.
The school was first built in 1978 as the first purpose built 11-16 school in the Clwyd County. While it has remained similar throughout its four decades as a school, the school’s time under its third headteacher saw the construction of a new reception and sports hall.
Values and Vision
Argoed High School is a place of high expectations and aims of success, shown by its school motto “succeeding together for excellence in learning”. It is a school that is proud of its exam success and prepares its students for later life with a strong curriculum.
“Performance in the level 1 indicator has been high over the last four years and compares well with family and national averages. Pupils with additional learning needs are supported well and generally make progress in line with expectations. Attendance rates have improved gradually during the last four years and are in line with modelled outcomes. The attendance of pupils eligible for free school meals compares well with that of similar pupils in the family and nationally.”