Croeso i Ysgol Yr Esgob!

Thank you for taking time to look at our website, whether you are just starting out as a parent at our school or already have children here, may I extend a warm welcome to you.

This website is designed to give you an introduction to school and to keep existing parents up to date.

Ysgol Yr Esgob VA Church in Wales School is a small, rural Church Aided school in the heart of the active and friendly community of Caerwys, situated between the Clwydian mountains and the coast of North Wales.

Our school motto is:

“Respect, Respond,Be Brave, Rejoice!”

“Parchwch,ymatebwch,byddwch ddewr, llawenhewch!”

We provide education for approximately 59 learners from 3 to eleven years old. Our Nursery provision is in the morning and includes Early Entitlement from January.

We offer wrap around care courtesy of Clwb Bwthyn Bach who provide day care for children age 2.5 years to 4 years and then after school club for school age children until 6pm.

Our pupils are taught in three classes. Nursery, Reception and Year 1, Year 2 and 3 and Year 4,5 and 6. Our expert staff ensure there are different levels of work set so that there is the correct amount of challenge and support. We are lucky to have classroom assistants in every class who work alongside our highly skilled teachers, helping them to deliver lessons to children at different levels.

We have large grounds that are utilised not just for playtimes but for outdoor learning, forest school activities and PE. Our Foundation Learners have their own outdoor area where they can develop their experiential learning. Below are our aims as a school and they are at the heart of everything we do:

At Ysgol yr Esgob, we aim to create the best conditions possible for every child to succeed by developing self-esteem, confidence and a true feeling of self-worth.

We offer a safe, caring, Christian environment where children flourish both academically and creatively, through a varied and stimulating curriculum. We offer a curriculum that is ambitious, creative, holistic, inspiring, enterprising, varied and engaging.

We aim to nurture respect involving self, each other, belongings and the environment.

We aim to develop healthy, confident individuals who build their mental and emotional wellbeing by forming positive relationships.

We support staff, parents and carers, governors and our community to participate actively in the children’s’ learning and the life of the school.

We develop skills and knowledge and aim to inspire a love of learning for both staff and pupils so they may develop as independent and collaborative lifelong learners.

We give staff and pupils the opportunity to take measured risks, work as a team and share their learning and expertise within school and the wider community.

Through strong links with those in our community, we aim to help children to appreciate the importance of their contribution, developing a sense of ethics and citizenship.

We aim to develop understanding, compassion and respect for the needs and rights of others, as members of a diverse society.

We aim to develop pride in our Welsh language, heritage and culture.

We aim to help children recognise their roles and responsibilities in the care and sustainability of the environment and the wider world.

I would like you to come and visit our school, to look around and feel the warm and friendly atmosphere that exists here, to meet the staff and to see the children as they work and play together.

Please telephone or e-mail to arrange an appointment to visit.

I look forward to meeting you.

Warmest regards,

Acting Headteacher