Aberdare Community School
Aberdare Community School (Welsh: Ysgol Gymunedol Aberdâr) is a secondary school located in Aberdare, Wales. The school was formed in September 2014 as part of a merger between Aberdare High School, Aberdare Girls' School and Blaengwawr Comprehensive School.
|Aberdare Community School|
Ysgol Gymunedol Aberdâr
|Motto||Strive, Believe, Achieve|
Ymdrechu, Credu, Cyflawni
|Department for Education URN||402344 Tables|
|Headteacher||Mrs Carol Morgans|
|Age||11 to 18|
|Colour(s)||Black, gold and maroon|
Formation of Aberdare Community SchoolEdit
It was announced in 2012 that Aberdare High School, Aberdare Girls' School and Blaengwawr Comprehensive School would merge to form a new 'super-school'. The construction of the new £50m campus began on the Michael Sobell Sports Centre site in 2013 with the intentions of creating a unified education, leisure and community hub. After several delays, the intended September 2014 opening date of the new 1,600 pupil building was pushed back to April 2015 with the formation of Aberdare Community School still set for September 2014. Blaengwawr Comprehensive, Aberdare High and Aberdare Girls' schools were closed at the end of the Summer Term 2014.
- "Staff". Aberdare Community School. Retrieved 3 September 2019.
- "£350m Aberdare super-school plan unveiled". BBC.co.uk/news/UK-Wales. 16 June 2012. Retrieved 27 August 2014.
- Sam Tegeltija (25 November 2013). "Opening of new South Wales Valleys super-school building is delayed". WalesOnline.co.uk. Retrieved 27 August 2014.