Ysgol Gyfun Gymunedol Penweddig

Ysgol Gyfun Gymunedol Penweddig (Penweddig Community Comprehensive School in English) is a Welsh-language, community comprehensive school situated in Llanbadarn Fawr, Aberystwyth, Wales. The school was established in 1973.[1] The school was the first Welsh language secondary school in Ceredigion and is named after the cantref of Penweddig, the northern part of the Kingdom of Ceredigion, between the rivers Dyfi and Ystwyth.

Ysgol Gyfun Gymunedol Penweddig
Ffordd Llanbadarn

SY23 3QN
Head teacherDr. Rhodri Thomas
Age11 to 18
Enrollment608 (2020)
The school

The school had 608 pupils on roll in 2020.[2] During the last Estyn school inspection, it was reported that Welsh is spoken at home by 69% of pupils, with all pupils being able to speak Welsh fluently.[3]

The school's building is owned by a private company who lease it to the school.

When the school was started in the mid-70s the school was housed in Ffordd Dewi, Aberystwyth. In October 2001, following a lengthy consultation with parents, staff and pupils, the school moved to its current home in Llanbadarn Road.

The current Headteacher is Dr. Rhodri Thomas who joined the school in 2020 from Ysgol Gyfun Glantaf in Cardiff. Dr. Thomas replaced Mr. Gwenallt Llwyd Ifan who retired in 2018.[4]

School councilEdit

The school council is formed before the autumn half term holidays, and meets regularly to discuss improvements to the school, be it physically or structurally. It comprises two representatives from every school year (one male; one female) elected by the whole of the respective year, and two permanent members representing the local youth service (also pupils). The council is mentored by the deputy headteacher.

Notable alumniEdit

Notable former pupils include:


  1. ^ "Papurau Cymdeithas Cyfeillion Ysgol Gyfun Penweddig". National Library of Wales.
  2. ^ "Ysgol Gyfun Penweddig". mylocalschool.gov.wales. Retrieved 4 May 2021.
  3. ^ "A report on Ysgol Gyfun Penweddig" (PDF). Estyn. January 2017. Retrieved 4 April 2017.
  4. ^ "Penodi pennaeth parhaol newydd i Ysgol Penweddig". BBC Cymru Fyw (in Welsh). 19 March 2020. Retrieved 6 August 2020.
  5. ^ "Man Group plc".
  6. ^ "Press | S4C". www.s4c.cymru. Retrieved 29 November 2021.
  7. ^ "Rhys Evans". www.bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 29 November 2021.
  8. ^ "Former Ysgol Penweddig pupil named new head of Radio 1". Cambrian News. Retrieved 29 November 2021.

Coordinates: 52°24′36″N 4°04′05″W / 52.41°N 4.068°W / 52.41; -4.068