Hawarden High School
Flintshire, United Kingdom
About Hawarden High School
Hawarden High School is an English-language, co-educational comprehensive school for pupils aged 11-18 in Hawarden, Flintshire, North Wales. It is part of the Flintshire LEA. There are around 1,190 pupils on roll, including over 200 in the sixth form.
Hawarden High School’s history dates back to 1606, when a single-classroom grammar school was set up in the village churchyard using £300 left by a local resident. Over the years it has undergone numerous reinventions, including switching from a junior high school in 1967 to an all-through high school. In 1998 the school completed a £4m extension that provided a range of improvements, such as a new school hall, a sports centre extension, expanded technology department and a new drama studio.
Values and vision
Hawarden High School’s motto is “Success is built on teamwork”. It prides itself on its pastoral care system and well-established links with the community it serves. The school aims to develop the maximum potential of all its pupils, both as individuals and as responsible members of the community, and to prepare them for a lifetime of learning through the guidance of staff who value and demonstrate the importance of learning and achievement, teamwork and mutual respect.
“This is a good school because standards and wellbeing are good and improving; and provision is good with a few outstanding aspects, such as the curriculum. The school has excellent prospects for improvement because of the clear priorities for improvements that are supported by suitable plans and allocated resources.”