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Every half term pupils and staff don their wellies and clear debris from the stream that flows through the school and off through the Bull Pit Meadow to join the River Usk. There are also community litter picking activities at lunchtimes and a popular eco committee. On our visit the sports hall had been taken over by a year 7 activity day. An external leader was helping groups build F1 cars to be raced later. Students had been appointed roles like project manager and design lead. French, German, Mandarin and Welsh are taught from year 7. On average half of students choose one language or more at GCSE...

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What the school says...

The school crest carries the words 'With Best Endeavour' and we expect that all members of the school community will subscribe to this sentiment. We stress the importance of achievement at all levels and encourage a positive attitude to all aspects of school and community life. We place a very high value on the partnership with parents and recognise the strength that this provides in helping us to meet the needs of every individual. Most importantly of all, we hope that we are able to provide a friendly secure and enjoyable educational environment within which our children can flourish. ...Read more

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Since 2010, Jackie Parker, originally from the South Wales valleys, studied English at Birmingham University before deciding to become a teacher. Once qualified, she taught in Walsall and at some ‘tough’ Birmingham secondary schools, picking up promotions on the way including head of English and assistant head. In 2006, she joined Crickhowell as deputy head, becoming acting head in 2007 and, finally, head in 2010. Since then, the school has grown from 600 to 900+ pupils.

One parent said, ‘I hugely admire [the school’s] desire to constantly develop and progress in a wide variety of areas.’ Another added, ‘I think Mrs Parker has an incredibly difficult job as a head teacher of a diverse and large school. She is keen for parents to come in should they have issues to...

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