School Ethos

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Here at Aberdare Community School we believe in the importance of educating our pupils to fulfil their potential, giving them the skills and confidence to take their place with pride in a modern and fast-moving world.

The academic heart of Aberdare Community School is characterised by warm relationships between staff and pupils, the sheer joy we all take in learning

and the encouragement everyone is given to dig deeper, to explore ideas, to challenge preconceptions and to develop fresh ideas. Learning here is not just about passing exams.  It is about a love of academic pursuits, it is about inspiration and imagination. 

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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 an exceptionally high standard.  Our studios and workshops are a hub of creative energy.  Sport is played with enthusiasm and distinction and broad opportunities of all sorts are magnified many times over in the clubs and societies on offer. 

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

Our pupils are encouraged and nurtured to 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.   Our 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 charities and organisations at home and abroad which benefit from our support.

We are proud of our school and we believe that an education at Aberdare Community School is an outstanding preparation for life.