Ysgol Abersychan School

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Abersychan School
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Admissions: Derbyniadau

Pupils normally transfer to Abersychan School at the end of Year 6 in their Primary School. Abersychan School has five feeder primary schools, namely Cwmffrwdoer Primary, Garnteg Primary, Pontnewynydd Primary, Blaenavon Heritage CV School and Victoria Primary. Since the closure of Trevethin Community School, the majority of pupils at Penygarn Community Primary School have also chosen to attend Abersychan School, although it is outside the school’s official catchment area. The allocation of places at Abersychan School is carried out by Torfaen LA based on set criteria supplied to parents.

Abersychan School has an excellent relationship with its primary cluster of schools. The schools in the Abersychan cluster have a joint transition plan which outlines the strategy and planning to ensure curricular and pastoral continuity and progression between the primary and secondary phases.

The transition programme for Years 4, 5 and 6 includes visits by pupils to Abersychan School to sample a variety of learning experiences and meet with staff; visits and video-conferencing by the Abersychan Transition Manager, staff and former pupils to the Primary Schools to provide information and further enrichment activities; an Open Evening at Abersychan and curriculum projects in art and technology. In the summer term of Year 6 all prospective parents and pupils visit Abersychan to meet the Progress Manager, the form tutors and the Senior Leadership Team.

We recognise that during the transition process the welfare, happiness and educational progress of the child must be paramount. In recognition of its excellent transition programme, the school won the prestigious Welsh Schools Secondary Award for Work in Transition.

Parents who wish to move their child to Abersychan School during the school year must contact Torfaen LA to make a transfer application. Please see the below link which will take you to the Torfaen County Borough Council web page for admissions.

Torfaen County Borough Council (Admissions)