School Ethos

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The school was founded in 2014, Aberdare Community School believe in the importance of educating our pupils to fulfill their potential, giving them the skills and confidence to take their place with pride in a modernising and fast-moving world. 

The academic heart of Aberdare Community School is enhanced and lightened by the warm relationships between staff and pupils, the sheer joy they have in

learning, and the encouragement everyone is given to dig deeper; to explore ideas, to challenge preconceptions and to develop their own ideas. Learning here is not just about passing exams.  It is about a love of academic pursuits, inspiration and imagination.  It is about the quest for ‘very great wisdom and understanding, and knowledge as vast as the sands of the seashore’.

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We believe that true potential can only be unlocked when given the freedom to grow.  Our rules are few and relationships are relaxed, yet respectful.  Our pupils are encouraged to develop their own passions and interests.  Our curriculum is broad with plenty of opportunity for individual research, discussion and debate.  Music and drama are open to all and are performed to a very high standard.  The studio's we have here at Aberdare Community School are an oasis of creative energy.  Sport is played with verve and distinction, and opportunities of all sorts are magnified many times over in the clubs and societies on offer.  There is never a dull moment at Aberdare Community School!

Success here is not a collective measure.  What matters to us is the happiness and achievements of each pupil according to their own lights and ambitions.

Our pupils take ownership of their lives, to embrace opportunity and to grow in resilience and self-reliance.

Aberdare Community School is a caring and generous community.  Laughter is never far from the surface and friendships abound.  The pupils are encouraged to develop a strong spirit of philanthropy, and to engage with those around them who are less privileged than themselves.  The school itself has links with groups at home and abroad who benefit from our support.

We are proud of our school, and an education at Aberdare Community School is an extraordinary preparation for life.