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Headteacher’s Welcome

I am delighted to welcome you to Maesteg School.  We are a vibrant, popular school, committed to providing an outstanding education for all our students. We, like you, want the very best for the children in our care.  This is why we work in partnership with our parents to provide a learning environment where every child has the opportunity to succeed and thrive as an individual.

Our simple motto is ‘Motivated to Strive’.  This means that we place significant emphasis on creating a disciplined learning environment where everyone is expected to work hard and make a contribution to Maesteg School Life.  We expect our students to work hard at school and at home.  We want them to acquire a love of learning, deep knowledge and skills that will equip them to survive and succeed in ‘life after school.’  We expect our students to explore ideas, to question concepts and debate opinions.  We want to develop students who are confident communicators who can speak in front of others and write competently for a range of audiences and purposes.  Our students will aspire to be resilient problem solvers who will accept that failure is an essential part of the learning process.  They will be numerate and digitally competent and they will celebrate cultural diversity alongside their Welsh identity.

Our curriculum ensures that every student is offered a wide range of subjects and opportunities to succeed.  Although we value academic achievements, equally important to us are the wider aspects of school life such as sport, music, drama, and creative arts.  All our students are encouraged to participate in our extensive after school programme which encourages them to explore and make the most of their talents.

Maesteg School is a highly inclusive school where we pride ourselves on knowing each and every child as an individual.  Our House structure and superb pastoral systems, ensure that every child is valued and that Wellbeing is at the heart of everything we do. Our school is a warm, caring community with excellent relationships between students and staff.  We aim to develop ambitious, optimistic young people who leave our establishment proud of their achievements, proud of their community and proud of themselves.

Our 6th form is highly successful with students pursuing Higher education courses, apprenticeships and careers which include medicine, law, journalism, computing and engineering. Those students who aspire to Oxbridge are supported through the rigorous selection process via a bespoke support programme to ensure that they are thoroughly prepared for the challenges ahead.

This website and our accompanying prospectus should provide you with a flavour of our exciting, vibrant learning community, but the best way for you to gain a feel for our school is to see us in action.

I feel honoured and privileged to lead Maesteg School and I am proud of the many and varied achievements of our staff and students.  I am confident that should you choose to visit us, you too will want your child to become part of our ambitious and successful school.

Mrs H. Jones (Headteacher)

Helen Jones