Rydal Penrhos School

Senior school curriculum

From the Lower School to Sixth Form, Rydal Penrhos pupils follow a diverse curriculum with plenty of choice to suit individual strengths and interests.

Lower School

Years 7-8 (ages 11-13)
Head of Lower School – Mrs Gabriella Murphy

The senior school at Rydal Penrhos caters for pupils from ages 11 to 18: Years 7-8 sit at the beginning of this programme, bridging the gap from primary schooling to the public examinations of GCSE and beyond. More opportunities and greater challenges are gradually introduced in the Lower School. Specialist teachers are used at every stage with the aim of inspiring a love of learning. Please refer to the Years 7-9 Curriculum Booklet on the right for further information.

Middle School

Years 9-11 (ages 13-16)
Head of Middle School – Mr John Murphy

Rydal Penrhos provides a splendid GCSE programme, with breadth of choice and an ability to cater for pupils of all abilities. With a commitment to academic excellence at its heart, the Rydal Penrhos curriculum also delivers a vibrant and inspiring extra-curricular programme. Please refer to the GCSE Curriculum Booklet on the right.

International pupils – the Pre-Sixth

The Pre-Sixth is a one year course for pupils for whom English is not their first language. Successful completion of the course is the ideal preparation for Sixth form study at Rydal Penrhos School; both A-level and International Baccalaureate. Please refer to the Pre-Sixth Curriculum Booklet which can be found opposite.

Sixth Form

Years 12-13 (ages 16-18)
Head of Sixth Form – Mr Peter Lavery

The Sixth Form at Rydal Penrhos School provides a superb post-16 education in an environment that marries the best of the support structure, familiarity and leadership opportunities of a school with the difference and independence of a college setting. Furthermore we offer a broad selection of courses within either the A-level or International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum and the Cambridge Technicals. Please refer to the Sixth Form Curriculum Booklets which can be found on the right.

Find out more about the Sixth Form

Site information

Rydal Penrhos School
Pwllycrochan Avenue
Colwyn Bay
LL29 7BT

Tel: +44 (0)1492 530 155 (Senior)
Tel: +44 (0)1492 530 381 (Prep)
Fax: +44 (0)1492 531 872

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