Key Stage 4 Bulletin – Number 1

3 September 13

We hope you have enjoyed the summer and welcome you all to a New Academic Year.

We look forward to a year of hard work, challenge and fun.

Year 10 /11

We hope that your child has enjoyed their few weeks back with us and that they are settling in to the routine of life a Crickhowell High School.

If you have any questions about Crickhowell High School you can contact your child’s tutor as a first point of contact. Your child has been issued with a planner and this is useful for passing information to the tutor or for staff to let you know of information from school. You are asked to monitor and sign the planner on at least a weekly basis.

As well as the tutor you could also ring Mrs. C. Powell, Assistant Director of Key Stage 4  or myself, Mr. A. Dawkins, Director of Key Stage 4 if you have a particular concern.

Some useful dates for Upper School are:




Thursday 19th September Year 11 Guidance Evening 6.00pm
Monday 21st  – Friday 25th October Year 11 Work Experience Week
Friday 22nd November Year 10 Interim Reports issued
Monday 25th November  – Friday 6th  December Year 11 Mock Exams (2 weeks)


Thursday 24th January Year 11 Reports issued
Thursday 30th January Year 11 Consultation Evening
Thursday 20th February Year 10 Consultation Evening
Wednesday 30th – Tuesday 7th May Year 10 Religious Studies Week
Monday 12th May GCSE Exams begin
Friday 11th July Year 10 Reports issued
Monday 14th – Friday 18th July Year 10 Work Related Activities Week
Friday 18th July End of Term

We have also re-issued SIMS forms today to pupils for whom we have not yet received the essential personal information on your child such as medical details and emergency contact numbers. Please return the completed SIMs form to your child’s tutor as soon as possible.

As you can see the Tutor Groups  reflect the houses that they belong to. The houses are: Catwg (which is red), Pedr (yellow), Dewi (blue) and Hywel (green). The houses are all named after local saints along with Dewi (Dewi Sant) the Patron Saint of Wales.

Tutor Group


Tutor Base

10 C

Mr. Williams


10 D

Mr. Evans


10 H

Mrs. Bush


10 P

Miss. Burbridge


11 C

Miss. Phillips


11 D

Mrs. Maguire


11 H

Mrs. Warfield-Reid


11 P

Mr. McGrath


If you have changed any data that we hold for your child such as address, emergency contact information, mobile numbers, medical details etc. please can you complete a new SIMs form and return it to the main reception as a matter of urgency. It is vital that we are able to contact you in case of emergency.

Every student should now be wearing the smart, full school uniform of blazers, pullovers, shirts and ties. A reminder also that skirts are to be pleated and an acceptable length as per the uniform code. If you are at all unsure of the details, please refer to the uniform section of this website.

Year 11 Work Experience Week is on the horizon and is swiftly followed by a period of mock exams. If you are experiencing any problems in arranging a placement please contact Mrs. C. Powell or Mrs. W. Gibbins.

We would like to take this opportunity to respectfully remind you not to drive into the school car park 15 minutes either side of the beginning and end of school for the health and safety of the students walking and alighting from/boarding buses. The school car park is closed to all vehicles between 8.15am and 8.45am and again between 3.15pm and 3.45pm.

We look forward to another successful year for all students and continuing excellent partnerships between home and school.

If you have any questions or concerns this term, please do not hesitate to contact us

Mr. A. Dawkins and Mrs. C. Powell
Key Stage 4 Pastoral Team