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ADVENT REFLECTIONS
 
The Annual Carol Concert entitled ‘Advent Relections’ took place at the Parish Church in Prestatyn on December 1st. This year 46 students performed to a packed church! The concert included performances from the Music Department’s choir, orchestra and band, the boys’ choir, soloists and readers. In addition, this year the whole concert was recorded for the ‘Talking Newspaper for the Blind’. Thanks go to all the performers for their hard work and dedication to rehearsals throughout the Autumn Term and also to the staff- who assisted and sang in the choir. Congratulations also go to Thomas Firth who received the ‘Joe Irving Young Musician’ award for exceptional musical skills!
 
 
 
 
 
The Punctuation Show
 
Barrie from Podcast revision delivered his Punctuation Show to Year 7 pupils at Prestatyn High School… Using a mixture of humour, song, dance and quiz...
 
 
The show covered everything from full stops to semicolons and paragraphs to help reinforce their understanding of basic punctuation and its uses... Pupils enjoyed the show and participated with enthusiasm. Barrie described the pupils' behaviour and participation as "fantastic".
The Punctuation Show contains songs, dances, jokes and quizzes, all designed to get pupils to remember those key punctuation marks.
Using a mixture of humour, song, dance and quiz, the show had pupils singing about punctuation marks.
 
 

 
 
Headteacher's Welcome
 
 
It is an honour to be chosen as the new Head Teacher of Prestatyn High and it is with great delight that I welcome you to the school.
 
During the next school year and beyond, I, along with the excellent staff here in PHS, will work tirelessly to ensure that all pupils achieve their potential and get the best education possible. I am passionate that all of our pupils are challenged and supported to achieve good outcomes every day, whilst also enjoying school and developing lifelong skills that will prepare them for their future. Literacy, Numeracy and IT skills are at the heart of all that we do, so all pupils are ready to make their way in the world and society. We will ensure that all pupils, no matter their starting point or background, make rapid and sustained progress.
 
Education is rapidly changing and Prestatyn High will continue to adapt and develop new strategies to ensure that we have the highest standards possible. Our expectations are unapologetically high in all areas of the school including behaviour, attendance, engagement, uniform code, safeguarding and quality of teaching and assessment.
 
We offer a very broad curriculum that is designed to ensure that all our students achieve the very best academic qualifications whilst also allowing their day to day education to be as personalised as possible. Along with wide ranging academic choices, we are also exceptionally proud of the multitude of enrichment activities we offer our pupils, which allow pupils to keep active and take part in clubs and trips they may never have had the opportunity to experience outside of school.
 
Our dedicated pastoral teams within the house system deliver outstanding care for our pupils through compassion and high levels of support. Prestatyn High is a thriving, happy school that encourages all pupils to be independent, hardworking and honest. The house system led by the Head of Learning, guides and supports pupils from Year 7 all the way to the Sixth form, supporting all pupils and praising when the pupils achieve.
 
Please contact the school for any further information, or visit and see for yourself what Prestatyn High School has to offer.
 
 
Neil Foley
Headteacher
 
 
 
GCSE students at Prestatyn High School have raised the bar again with some outstanding individual performances. The proportion gaining the top grades rose significantly with the overall high level pass rate including English and maths amongst the best the school has achieved so far. Over 90% of the cohort of 260 achieved the threshold of 5 high level passes.
 
"I want to congratulate the students for their hard work", said outgoing headteacher Phil Pierce. "These grades again reflect the excellent team work between school staff, parents and students that is at the heart of their success. We anticipate large numbers returning again to join the 6th form".
 
Enrolment for the Prestatyn High School and Rhyl 6th Partnership is at 1.30pm on Thursday 1st September.
 
Among the best individual performances in GCSE high level equivalent grades are:
 
Muneeza Zafar (6A* 6A); Samuel Davidson (6A* 4.5A); Luke Pritchard (6A* 3A 1.5B); Saskia Wynne-Thomas (6A* 1A 3C); Jordan Emery (5A* 6A 1.5B); Jade Liptrot (5A* 3A 3.5B); Rhiannon Drew (4.5A* 7A); Freya Newman-Carty (4A* 7A 0.5B); Samuel Lunt (4A* 4A 2B); Kathryn Long (4A* 2A 5.5B 1C); Jake Leary (3A* 6A 1.5B); Leoni Reeves (3A* 5A 3.5B); Rebecca Collins (3A* 4A 4B); Jessica Whitney (3A* 3A 3B 1.5C); Lauren Safhill 2A* 7A 1.5B); Charlotte Griffiths (2A* 6A 2B); Joshua Haywood (2A* 5.5A 2B 2C); Kayleigh Widdows (2A* 5A 2B 1C); Olivia Williams (2A* 5A 1B 2.5C); Elizabeth Pellici (2A* 4A 2B 2C); Esme Baker (2A* 4A 1B 5C); Elen Heaton (1A* 7A 3B); James Selwood (1A* 6A 3B 0.5C); Hugh Alun-Jones (1A* 5A 5B); Rhiannon Parry (1A* 5A 4B).
 
 

As Olympic fever sweeps the country, Prestatyn High School students are also celebrating gold medal performances following the publication of the 2016 A level results.
 
Ben Davidson’s grades of A*A*A, secured his place to read theology and religious studies at Magdalene College, Cambridge, with plenty of other notable successes too.
 
 
 
“We are all so pleased for Ben,” said headteacher Phil Pierce. “He has worked very hard for his success alongside his role as one of our head boys. He is also a genuinely nice person and we wish him every success at Cambridge University. So many of our students have done well this year, and just like with the Olympic athletes, this reflects real dedication, commitment and the support of their coaching teams – their teachers, families and friends. They can be really proud of their achievements.”
 
 
 
Anyone interested in enrolling in the Prestatyn High School and Rhyl 6th Partnership is invited to attend the school at 1.30pm on Thursday 1st September.
 
Among the top achievers are: Ben Davidson (English Literature A*, History A*, Geography A); Nia Davies (English Literature A, Maths A, French B); Sophie Overson (ICT A, Religious Studies A, History B); Emma Wallace (Applied Business A, Law A, History B); Joshua Wong (Computing A, ICT A, Maths B); Abbi Fielding (Applied Science Dist*, Health and Social Care Dist*, Welsh Baccalaureate Dist*); Alex Clare (Maths A, Physics A, Music C); Georgina Williams (Psychology A*, Geography B, History B); Farwa Chaudhry (Geography A, Biology B, Chemistry B); Naomi Dickens (History A, Archaeology B, Religious Studies B); Frazer Forrester (Maths A, Chemistry B, Physics B); Eleanor Roche (Religious Studies A, Media Studies B, Sociology B); Lydia Hughes (Fashion Dist*, Welsh Baccalaureate B, Art B); Emily Pearson (Dance Dist*, Psychology B, Sociology B); Elin Williams (Dance Dist*, Art A, Religious Studies C); Abigail Thackery (Health and Social Care Dist*, Applied Science Dist, History C). Georgia Gibbs (Dance, Fashion) and Kelsey Sanderson (Applied Science, Health and Social Care) achieved two distinction* grades and Lauren Bone two distinctions (Applied Science, Health and Social Care) to add to other qualifications.
 
French Trip 2016
 
A group of pupils from Prestatyn High School recently took a trip over to France to help improve their language skills. The trip involved visits to a local market, petting zoo, historical sites and some outdoor activities. 
 

Prestatyn High School Pays Tribute to Outstanding Students
 
On Thursday 22nd March, Prestatyn High school held its annual Awards Evening to recognise the hard work, determination and successes of their outstanding students. In total, over 100 trophies were awarded for a diverse range of academic disciplines and extra-curricular activities, demonstrating the wide variety of achievements within the school.
 
Special awards were given to acknowledge the wider successes of students. The ‘Fundraiser of the year Award’ was awarded to students of Orion 10 who had fundraised on behalf of Luke Davies, a member of their class who tragically suffered a spinal stroke and is in urgent need of support. They had organised a football tournament, collected donations and personally delivered sponsorship money from a school own clothes day.
 
The ‘Headteacher’s Award’ was awarded to Naomi Dickens. Mr Pierce, headteacher of Prestatyn High School, dedicated the award to her for her "outstanding commitment to the school. She has campaigned tirelessly for Historical causes she believes in, has been a passionate subject ambassador for History and is a fantastic role model for all." He commented, "This is one of my personal highlights of the year. Tonight we honour students who are a credit to their parents and to the school. It is inspirational to see the celebration of talent, dedication and potential for the future here at Prestatyn High School."
 
Mr Ben Davies, the More Able and Talented Coordinator at Prestatyn High School and organiser of the event, dedicated the evening to the "passion, hard work and dedication of each award winner. They have been selected not simply because they are simply talented or gifted individuals, but for their academic investment and are truly deserving of their recognition. We are incredibly proud of them all."
 
Mr Glen Vernon, Head of Sixth form, commented, "The winners have spent the year working consistently hard and have been specifically chosen by their teachers for the award. It is an achievement that all pupils should be immensely proud of."
 
Entertainment was provided by the school band, Violet and the Lids, Rosie Coleman, Rebekah Fell-Crook, Jack Wynn and Jessica Williams.
 

Hello everyone
 
I would like to let you all know officially that after much thought, I have decided to retire as headteacher at the end of this school year. This has been a very difficult decision to take as it is a privilege to lead this wonderful school community, a role I have been proud to fill for the last 10 years. The school is continuing to move forward and last summer we achieved our best GCSE exam results ever. Nearly all our Y13 sixth formers got into a university of choice and we are making progress in all areas of school life through our improvement plan and post-inspection action plan. However, leading the school is a demanding role and, despite my best efforts to ignore the inevitable, I am getting on a bit! Now is the time for someone else to take the school on to further success.
 
Mrs Sue Pierce is also retiring as assistant headteacher after 20 years in the school teaching maths, leading the sixth form, and latterly on the senior leadership team. We had always hoped we could disappear into the sunset together and, although we're not quite sure what we'll do as yet, we are fortunate to be able to move on at the same time. I have a feeling she is compiling a 'to do' list for me already!
 
We still have 7 months to go, but given the tremendous backing we have enjoyed from our school family over the years, we wanted to tell you ourselves. Thank you to everyone who has helped and supported the school over the years. The governors are hoping to make an appointment as soon as possible and will let you know when there is any news.
 
This is an exciting time for the school. One of our proudest legacies is the strength of the team we will be leaving behind. There are really good people here, people who work extremely hard and want the best for the young people in our care; you need have no concerns about that. The governing body is very experienced and passionate about the school, and I have every confidence they will find excellent replacements for Sue and I.
 
So, for the next few months, it is business as usual. The drive is on to get the best from all our pupils, whether they be taking the KS3 reading and numeracy tests next term, or studying for their GCSEs, BTECs or A levels in the upper school. After that, a new chapter opens for all of us - I am sure it will be a happy and fruitful one. Sue and I will certainly be cheering you all on from the sidelines.
 
With best wishes to you all.
 
Phil and Sue Pierce
 
 
Governors’ Annual Report to Parents
 
Each year we publish our Report to Parents with details of what our school has achieved including our results at the end of the academic year.  The report also details our aims for improvement to ensure that our school continues to move forward.

Each pupil will receive a full copy of the report on Friday 6th November. 
The Governors' AGM will take place on 11/11/15 at 7pm. Followed by the PTA AGM.

Open Day - Thank you
 
Prestatyn High School would like to thank everyone who attended our very successful Open House Evening. It was a pleasure to meet you all and show you our successful and inspirational school. Headmaster, Phil Pierce gave an enthusiastic welcome to a packed hall of prospective families on Tuesday the 29th of September. He spoke about the School’s ethos, core values and its future, suggesting that Prestatyn High was ‘doing very well indeed’ due in part to the school’s outstanding continued success with GCSE and A Level results.
 
 
 
The Headmaster spoke passionately about the advantages of being educated in a large school, which was demonstrated perfectly on the evening, with each department offering a wide variety of engaging activities for prospective pupils. One of the most popular activities on the night was a smoothie bike in the PE department that mixed delicious drinks promoting healthy eating and lifestyles. Prospective parents were extremely impressed with the evening stating ‘An excellent Open House, we loved how all the talents and variety in subjects was displayed’ and ‘Pupil helpers and tour guides were fantastic, a credit to the school’.
 
We hope you have been inspired to join Prestatyn High School’s learning community. Remember to confirm your place and apply by the admissions deadline – Friday 6th November 2015. For further enquires please contact Mrs K Roberts, Transition Coordinator (01745) 852312.
On Friday 2nd October The Denbighshire Music co-operative visited Prestatyn High School to deliver a musical workshop to the school’s Year 7 pupils. Led by John Powell - Director, performer and music teacher. Accompanied by pianist Alex Wynne-Jones.
 
 
 
John and Alex spent an hour in the school, performing an interactive concert to the whole of Year 7 and then led an impromptu rehearsal with a small group of instrumental players participating on brass instruments.
 
The duo took the pupils on a musical exploration of classic and contemporary tunes including:- “Frozen”, “The Simpsons” and “Bond” themes. Engaging with pupils and making the music fun and accessible.
 
John and Alex have each performed at concerts in schools for over 29 years and are both classically trained professional musicians.
 
You can find out more about the Denbighshire Music Co-operative at:- www.denbighshiremusic.com
 
News Archive 
 
ELECTION OF PARENT GOVERNORS [Added by Web Admin 26 September 2015]
 
 
Dear Parent /Carer,
 
There are two vacancies which have arisen on the school’s governing body for positions as parent governors.
 
Nomination papers will be sent home on Monday 21st September. If you are interested in standing or inviting another parent or carer to stand, please ensure the nomination paper is fully completed and returned by 4.00pm on Friday 2nd October 2015.
 
In the event of an election being required, it would be helpful if all nominees could provide a brief personal statement of no more than 50 words which can be included with voting papers.
 
Yours sincerely
 
Phil Pierce - Headteacher
 

 
GCSE RESULTS 2015
 
“These are the best results the school has ever achieved” said a very happy Phil Pierce, headteacher of Prestatyn High School, after the publication of the GCSE results 2015. “There is so much emphasis these days on high grade passes in English and maths; I am thrilled that 57% of our students achieved both, beating our previous best by 4%. Nearly all of our 274 students in year 11 achieved 5 high level passes again, with 95% reaching the level 2 threshold. This just shows the strength in depth in the school,” he commented.
 
 
“Thanks must go to the staff who worked so hard to prepare the students, and their families for all the support they gave them. I am really proud of what is a massive team effort and I hope everyone will enjoy this success. I expect to see record numbers joining the sixth form this year” he added. “If you want to join us, come along at 1.30pm on Tuesday 1st September for a warm welcome”.
 
 
Among the best individual performances in GCSE equivalent grades are:
 
 
Robin Back (7A* 3A 0.5B); Sian Brown (7A* 2A 0.5B); Zarnaz Hadi (5A* 5A); Adam Wynne (4A* 6A 0.5B 1C); Madeline Freeman (6A* 3A 4B 1C); Caitlin Rowlands (5A* 3A 2.5B 1C); Louise Evans (5A* 3A 3C); Amelia Scott (5A* 2A 4.5B); Mollie Jones (4A* 8A 3B 4.5C); James Salsbury (4A* 5A 1B); Owen Macdonald (3A* 6A 0.5B 1C); Laura Barratt (2A* 7A 1B); Lucy McEwan (4A* 5A 1B 1.5C); Chloe Roberts (2A* 7A 2.5B); Imogen Smith (1A* 8A 2B); Abbey Shaw (4A* 3A 1B 4C); Charlotte Allen (1A* 6A 5.5B 1C); Timothy Fairhurst (7A 4B 0.5C); Steph Gray (1A* 6A 2.5B 1C); Amber Hughes (2A* 6A 1.5B 3C); Bradley Jones (2A* 6A 2B 2.5C); Daniel Furneaux (8A 3C); Cordelia Parmley-Graham (2A* 5A 3B 1C); Holly Miller (1A* 6A 2.5B 1C); Natalie Davies (4A* 2A 5B 2.5C); Rebecca Slugocki (4A* 2A 5B); Ciera Dustain (4A* 2A 2B 4.5C); Haf Hardcastle (4A* 2A 1B 3C); Katy Bradbury (3A* 3A 3B 2.5C); Kira Gray (3A* 3A 4.5B 1C); Samuel Douglas (6A 3B 1C); Alicia Cooke (6A 2B 2C); Ellen De Bont (6A 2.5B 3C); Kieyara Tabingo (4A* 2A 4.5B 2C); Eden O’Shea-Price (3A* 3A 5.5B 1C); Amber Szabo (3A* 3A 5B 3.5C); Rohan Williams (2A* 4A 2B 3C); Ryan Roberts (1A* 5A 4B 0.5C).
 

 
A Level Results - Added by Web Admin 13/08/2015
 
 
Students at Prestatyn High School are again celebrating after the release of their A Level results. “These are some of the best results we have ever achieved” said headteacher Phil Pierce. “I am very proud of the exceptional standards reached by our highest achievers with 29% of the grades awarded being A or A*. However, I am also very pleased that over 130 students have had success at advanced level in 37 different subjects showing the strength in depth in the school.”
“I would like to congratulate all our students, their families and the staff who prepared them so well”, said Mr Pierce. “The Prestatyn High School and Rhyl 6th Partnership is certainly the place to study for those wanting the grades that lead to university or higher level employment”, he added. “We congratulate everyone who has done so well and wish them every happiness and success in the future”.
Anyone interested in enrolling in the Prestatyn High School and Rhyl 6th Partnership is invited to attend the school at 1.30pm on Tuesday 1st September
Among the top achievers are: Elizabeth Miller (Art A*, History A*, Maths A*); Sean Synnuck (Art A*, English Literature A*, History A, French B); Gemma Beck (Dance Dist*, Applied Science Dist*, Public Services Dist); Daniel Clarke (Biology A, Maths A, Physics A); Erin Nalecz (Maths A*, History A, Biology B); Ellisha Walkden-Williams (Art A*, English Literature A, History B); Alex Kitts Biology A, Maths A, Physical Education B), Natasha Austerberry (Geography A, History A, Religious Studies B); Sophie Mullan (Sport Dist*, Travel and Tourism Dist*, Applied Science Dist); Danielle Mullin (Dance Dist*, Fashion Dist, Public Services Dist); Jessica Hine (Health and Social Care Dist*, Dance Dist, Applied Science Dist); Alix Lye (Fashion Dist*, Travel and Tourism Dist*, Business C); Aimee Dore (Art A, English Literature B, Religious Studies B); Reagan Duff (Geography A, History B, Psychology B).
 

 
Collection of Exam Results - Added by Web Admin 17/07/2015
GCSE results will be available for collection on Thursday 20th August
 
 
If you are unable to collect these yourself and want a third party to collect, please provide your written authorisation to the Exams Office as soon as possible.
 
If you wish these to be posted to you, please provide a Stamped Addressed Envelope to the Exams Office.
 
Results will not be given out over the telephone so make alternative arrangements with the Exams Office if you will not be here to collect in person.
 
Exams Office
Tel: 01745 852312 Ext 118  
 

 
 
Harry Potter Day PHS Library 5th Feb - Added by Web Admin 27 Jan 2015
Excitement is building in the library here at Prestatyn High School as preparations are being made for Harry Potter day on Thursday 5th February. When Year 8 pupils Isla Davies and Emily Smart first learnt about this event they knew it was something the school should get involved in, they said “we went straight to the librarian, Mrs. S Southerton and begged her to have a Harry Potter day, we are such huge fans of the series and are really enjoying helping to plan and organise it all”. Mrs. Southerton added “the girls have found a fun and exciting way to encourage a new generation of Harry Potter fans, I hope this event sees more of the younger pupils reading and enjoying the benefits of the school’s library”. With a day packed with wonderful, magical treats and competitions it’s not difficult to see why both staff and pupils have become spellbound with Harry Potter fever.
 

 
Tim Moxley, an English teacher at Prestatyn High School, has released his third novella entitled AKA. - Added by Web Admin 14 Jan 2015
 
This book follows on from the success of the first two books entitled HDQ and TOL. AKA follows Harry, Rob and Tom as they discover the story of Henry Morton Stanley and his incredible life from his rejection as a child; to life in the workhouse; immigrating to America; fighting in wars; working as a journalist and ultimately being recognized as one of the greatest explorers of all time due to his adventures in Africa. When Tom shakes his statue's hand his spirit comes to life and so does history.
 
Prestatyn High school students and staff showed their support while enjoying a book signing in the school’s library. Mr. Moxley said “I am once again delighted with the response to my third book in a series of six. I am already looking forward to spending the summer researching and writing book number four”.
 
All three of Mr. Moxley’s books are available now on Amazon, both for the kindle and in paperback form. They are a great read for all ages and many pupils and staff at Prestatyn High School urge everyone to get their hands on a copy.
 

 
 
Music Dept. Carol Concert 2014 - Added by Web Admin 8 Dec 2014
 
The Music Department has had another busy Autumn term entertaining in school and within the local community. In September, the 6th form band ‘Event Horizon’( Kiera Bickerstaff, Oliver Jackson, Alex Clare and Billie James) were invited back to perform at the ‘North Wales Ignite’ evening in school. They also performed at the 6th form ‘Brochure Launch’ and Open House.
 
During November and December members of the school choir and soloists entertained the congregation of Nant Hall church and also performed at the Christmas Tree Festival in Prestatyn. The ‘Rotary Club’ also invited three soloists ( Katie Sheridan, Natalie Williams and Lewis Lloyd-Evans) to entertain at their Christmas charity evening held at ‘Jackson’s Garden Centre’in Trelawnyd.
 
The Annual Carol Concert entitled ‘Christmas Dreams of Peace and Joy’ took place at the Parish Church in Prestatyn on December 4th. This year a record number of 70 students performed to a packed church! The concert included performances from the Music Department’s choir, orchestra and band, the boys choir, soloists and readers. In addition, this year the whole concert was recorded for the ‘Talking Newspaper for the Blind’. Thanks go to all the performers for their hard work and dedication to rehearsals throughout the Autumn Term and also to the staff who assisted and sung in the choir. Congratulations also go to Dathusan Partheepan (Sat8x) who received the ‘Joe Irving Young Musician’ award for exceptional musical skills!
 
Uniform Review - Added by Web Admin 18 Nov 2014
 
Following representations from some parents and pupils, we are reviewing pupils' uniform with any changes from September 2015. As part of the consultation we are creating a panel of pupils from the school council, interested parents and staff. If you would like to join such a panel please let me know by Monday 24th November. If we have too many, we will select a representative sample of views so as many brief points on what you could bring to the debate would be helpful. The panel will be in place to sound out opinion and steer the consultation but not to make a final decision on whether the change goes ahead.
 
As part of the consultation process all pupils, parents and staff will be asked to take part in an online questionnaire to ascertain whether a change of school uniform is wanted.
 
Once the results of all the surveys have been analysed, the panel will make recommendations to the governing body who will ultimately hold the final say. If there is to be a change, the panel will then be involved in deciding on the format of any new uniform.
 
Mr A Hall
Assistant Headteacher
 
 
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Little Shop of Horrors - Added by Web Admin 8 Sept 2014
Little Shop of Horrors auditions start on Weds 17th Sept at 1pm in V16 Creative Arts Studio. Yrs 10, 11, 12 and 13 are able to audition.
 
Audition packs will be available to collect from V16 on Friday 12th September from 1pm.
#Take10 minutes and Just Read to your child! - Added by Web Admin 10 Sept 2014
 
Good Morning Britain's Just Read campaign wants to encourage you to remember the importance of literacy to achieve the best for your future.  One in four children at age 11 is leaving primary school not able to read well. It has been predicted that if we don't act now, there will be a reading crisis by 2025, and a generation will be left behind. Read More
Prestatyn High School shows support for more able and talented students! Added 01.09.14 by PHS web Admin

Prestatyn High School has shown support for more able and talented pupils from local primary schools.  Transition Coordinator, Miss Kate Roberts invited Year 5 and Year 6 pupils from a number of Denbighshire and Flintshire primary schools to take part in Literacy and Numeracy sessions. Sessions were led by teachers, Mr Moxley, Miss Wood, Miss Williams, Ms Ward and Miss Jones and more able and talented peer mentors at the high school.
Pupils participated in exciting and challenging activities, aimed at extending and stimulating the pupils’ learning. Activities ranged from writing a short story set in Medieval times to calculating GCSE algebra. Miss Roberts said "I am so impressed with the work that the pupils have produced. The learning capacity the pupils have is outstanding. Providing them with this opportunity will no doubt accelerate and motivate them in their learning". The pupils are set to return for two more sessions this year.
Primary school pupils visit Animal Care Department Added 01.09.14 by PHS web Admin
 
Transition Coordinator, Miss Kate Roberts and Head of Animal Care, Mrs Julia Parry organised an enthusing and unique opportunity for Year 6 pupils from a number of Denbighshire and Flintshire primary schools to take part in an Animal Care project.
 
Seven primary schools visited Prestatyn High School’s Animal Care Department, as part of the venture. The visit was the culminating event of a two week partnership project.
 
Whilst at the department, pupils were able to meet and interact with Prestatyn High School’s furry, fluffy and slimy friends, including hamsters, degus and snakes. Previous to the visit, each of the seven schools looked after stick insects and studied the RSPCA’S 5 Freedoms.
 
Miss Roberts said "The transition period is such an exciting time for all Year 6 pupils. We wanted to give the pupils an opportunity to see what makes Prestayn High School distinctive and visiting the Animal Care Department highlights that perfectly. It was clear to see that the pupils thoroughly enjoyed the visit and the chance to work in partnership with the high school". 
2014 Exam Result News 
A Level Results 2014  - Added by Web Admin Aug 2014
 
“Great individual performances with tremendous success in depth”, was how headteacher Phil Pierce described the 2014 A level results for Prestatyn High School. “
 
This year we have had one of our biggest A Level cohorts with 146 students achieving advanced level passes in 38 different subjects. I would like to congratulate all our students, their families and the staff who prepared them so well”, he added. 97% achieved the level 3 threshold with a superb 42 at the top A*/distinction* grade. 76% of the grades were in the coveted A*-C range. “
 
The Prestatyn High School and Rhyl 6th partnership is certainly the place to study for those wanting the grades that lead to university or higher level employment”, said Mr Pierce.
 
 “We are proud of everyone who has done so well and wish them every happiness in the future”.
GCSE Results 2014 - Added by Web Admin Aug 2014
 
Records have again tumbled at Prestatyn High School following the publication of the 2014 GCSE results. An incredible 97% of the 267 students in the year group achieved the national target of 5 high grade passes. “We are over the moon with these results,” said headteacher Phil Pierce. “This is the 6th consecutive year our performance at the level two threshold has improved showing that everyone can be an achiever here. Although we are justifiably proud of some exceptional individual performances, as a school we pride ourselves on success in depth. We have certainly seen it again this year.” Other performance indicators also improved and Mr Pierce paid tribute to those who worked with the students teaching and supporting them.

“I would like to thank the staff at Prestatyn High who worked so hard to prepare the students and congratulate our Y11s and their families. They can be justifiably proud of their achievements. We expect large numbers back in the 6th form after these results,”
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