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Students in the Castell Alun Sixth Form have donned a variety of pink garments in order to support the Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign. As part of the ‘Dare to Wear Pink’ initiative the 300 students all made a donation to the plight of the Breast Cancer Charity and then selected their pink clothing, which they wore throughout the school day […]

Daring to Wear Pink


Students at Castell Alun High School are living up to their high expectations in the sporting arena. After a few superb sporting years for the school, recent national successes have once again confirmed the calibre of athletic boys and girls being produced by the school. Simon Price, Year 12, has taken the Welsh Under 18’s Mountain Biking title and has […]

From Success to Success




Lower school students at Castell Alun High were under starter’s orders bright and early on Thursday in order to do their bit to support their school. The event is just one of the many colourful high points of a term of fund-raising and all monies are disbursed via the school council, a body which represents children of all ages at […]

Fun Run for School


Students have had their business acumen put to the test in the name of charity and education. As part of their Welsh Baccalaureate qualification studies, Year 10 learners delivered presentations on potential business ideas to a panel of “dragons” in their “lair”. On top of that, students also had to devise ways to turn a profit from their businesses using […]

Students Pitch In as Charity Challenge puts Business Skills to ...



Year 7 students from Castell Alun High School have dug deep into their pockets in order to celebrate Harvest this year. All tutor groups produced a bumper hamper of groceries that will be distributed to those in need. The year group decided that this year’s harvest contributions should be given to the Mold Food Bank in order to support their […]

Students Help Those in Need


  New Year 7 Students at Castell Alun High School have been visited by the Gideons and each student was given a copy of the New Testament. Each year the Gideons visit thousands of British secondary schools and gatherings of university and college students, along with making personal presentations to medical personnel and uniformed services. The 215 Castell Alun Year […]

Gideons Visit School


A Castell Alun Year 9 Girls’ Team has won a prestigious ‘Most Innovative Project’ award from Airbus. The competition was the culmination of ten weeks of hard work for the students, who had the project remit of redesigning part of the school premises in order to render it more efficient and environmentally friendly. The final day of the competition was hosted on the Airbus […]

Airbus Project Win



Written by the 7E tutor group During last term, Year 7 students had the opportunity to engage in some outdoor learning, with many attending a residential at Nant BH Education Centre. During the three days, the hills of the Conwy Valley certainly became alive despite the snow and rain, and lack of sleep in some cases, however it did provide […]

“The Hills are Alive…” with the Sound of Year 7!


Students at Castell Alun High School are living up to their high expectations in the sporting arena. After a few superb sporting years for the school, recent national successes have once again confirmed the calibre of athletic boys and girls being produced by the school. Simon Price, 16, from Penymynydd has taken the Welsh Under 18’s Mountain Biking title and […]

PE Success at Castell Alun


Castell Alun High School pupil, Daniel from Caergwrle and his Grandad, John, also from Caergwrle, proved that they understood the meaning of community recently when they teamed up to right a wrong done to Daniel’s school. Daniel had been asked to keep an eye on the school garden over the holidays and, during one of his scheduled checks, found that […]

They Really Care



  At the beginning of each term there are always a few ‘teething’ problems with some of our operators and with the demise of the bus company GHA earlier this year this has proven to be the case. The school is not involved at all in the ‘tendering’ process for the routes and the appointment of the buses for each […]

Information Regarding School Buses (Sep 16)


Parents and students were thrilled with Castell Alun’s exceptional GCSE results this summer. For the first time ever, the higher grade pass rates in English Language and Mathematics were both in excess of 80%, with well over three quarters of all students at Castell Alun achieved the national benchmark of five A* – C GCSE grades including higher grade passes […]

Castell Alun’s Best Ever GCSE Results   Recently updated !


Castell Alun has sent more students off to university this year than ever before. In a tremendous year of results the school has not only seen its students accept a record number of places on traditional top Oxford, Cambridge and Russell Group University courses, but also had a number of hard-working, gifted young adults achieve places on highly acclaimed diverse […]

Celebrating the Successes of All



Well done to the Year 7 students who met with Mr Hughes today to receive their Honours Merit Certificates. From 7U Katie Wooley Eleanor Pughe Tom Houghton Izabel Coles From 7N Sophie Williams Meghan Price Jones Dillon Powell Molly Pitt Carys Jones Abbie Coggill Lucy Cartwright 7E Catrin Jones  

Honours Merit Certificates 2016


Abi and Molly, both Upper Sixth Form students in the Castell Alun High School Sixth Form, have been accepted to join the National Youth Wind Orchestra of Wales. Abi and Molly attended auditions in November for this prestigious musical ensemble and competition was fierce. Both girls are highly competent clarinet players and have played in many school ensembles, Flintshire wind […]

Hitting the High Notes at Castell Alun


The new Library is up and running!! Yesterday’s Library quiz proved very popular again with 15 teams taking part from Years 7 and 8 The overall winner was Grace Davies 8T with a fantastic score of 20 out of 26 and three joint runner up teams with a score of 15 each: Alex Hughes 8N The Four Muskateers- no names given Holly Crawford/Ella […]

New Library Opens



Beating previous records for the school, well over a quarter of students at Castell Alun achieved an amazing five or more A or A* grades including English and Maths, with 92% of the entire Year 11 group claiming at least 5 higher grade passes. Indeed well over a quarter of all grades recorded for all students were at either A […]

GCSE Success


A-Level Results 2015 In another splendid year at Castell Alun one in every nine students scored at least 1 A* grade, with well over half of all grades awarded being at B or above. 82% of entries were graded C or higher. Every single student managed to achieve the national measure of Level 3 Threshold, equating to 2 or more […]

Bursting with Pride


Students from Years 8 & 9 have recently returned from a three-day Battlefields Tour to Ypres and the Somme. They took part in the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate with students Lucy Randles and Jamie Jones laying two wreaths, one for all who fell at Ypres whose bodies were never found and another wreath for two local service […]

Castell Alun Remembers Fallen Heroes



Congratulations once again to Will of Year 10 who has represented Wales in hockey at U16 level with great prowess. In his most recent outing with the National side he played centre forward in a three match series against Switzerland and netted 4 times for the Welsh team. He really is at the top of his game and has also […]

U16 Hockey


Castell Alun High School student, Amy, 16, has hit the big time in her favourite sport of badminton. Over the Easter weekend Wales took their under 17’s team to compete in an international tournament in Belgium, with 22 countries being represented in total.

Badminton Success


The “Caught Reading” photo competition was just one of many events held at Castell Alun High School recently to celebrate World Book Day. The competition was open to both staff and students. There were a pleasing number of entrants, with photos taken in a great variety of places. After due consideration it was decided that the winner was Mr J. […]

Caught Reading



Year 7 students were asked to compete in the St David’s Day Cymraeg competition, they had three tasks to choose from. 1. A bilingual information leaflet about Wales/Cymru; 2. St David’s Day card; 3. A poem in English about Wales/Cymru. Over 150 students entered the competitions and the standard of work was very high this year! The Welsh department judged […]

St David’s Day 2015


Year 8 student, George, 13 is making a name for himself in motorcycling.  George is a member of Cheshire Youth and Llangollen Motorcycle Club where he attends trials every Sunday.  He was recently awarded 2nd place in the Cheshire Youth Championships. After receiving a new Evo 80cc Beta motorbike he has moved up a level in his class and with […]

Revving to Success


Castell Alun student, Harvey, 12 is really making a name for himself in martial arts. He is a member of the Tokon Karate Academy and has recently been selected to compete in the SKFB Europe Championships held from 9th May for 2 days in Belgium. Harvey, who is a black belt in karate, has been training since the age of […]

Karate Success



Japan Trip 2015
Castell Alun Sixth Form students, Shannon and Luke have won the opportunity of a lifetime to participate in an exchange trip with students in Japan. A number of Flintshire students applied for a place on the exchange by writing an essay explaining why they would love to have the opportunity to travel to the Far East and how they would […]

Japan Trip for Students


Students in Year 7 at Castell Alun High School have been busy preparing gift boxes for children in less-advantaged circumstances. The school has been greatly supported by Teams4U, and organization which partners with disadvantaged communities to enable them to strengthen and empower their children through investing in education, healthcare and training. Dave Cooke, who founded Operation Christmas Child in 1990, […]

Filling the Boxes


Ewan, 12, has been playing golf since the age of 3. Ewan is a member of Padeswood and Buckley Golf Club where he goes to practice 3 times a week with his father and brother. During a round of golf at Padeswood and Buckley Golf Club in July Ewan scored a hole in one, a tremendous achievement that is rarely […]

Hole in One



Students in the Castell Alun Sixth Form have donned a variety of pink garments in order to support the Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign. As part of the ‘Dare to Wear Pink’ initiative the 210 students all made a donation to the plight of the Breast Cancer Charity and then selected their pink clothing, which they wore throughout the school day […]

Daring to Wear Pink


Year 12 and 13 Health and Social Care students from Castell Alun High school received an informative talk from Mrs Nesta McCluskey Associate Clinical Lead Operations Physiotherapy from Betsi Cadwallader NHS Trust. As part of their coursework, the sixth form students were able to learn about the pressures the NHS faces with the increasing number of older adults across Flintshire […]

Sixth Formers Talk Health Care


A number of former Castell Alun students came back to school this week in order to share their experiences with current sixth formers. They form part of the school’s growing alumni community that aims to benefit current members of the school by sharing experiences and expertise. The group, organised by the charity Future First, is an online community that is […]

Former Students Return



Year 7 students from Castell Alun High School have dug deep into their pockets in order to celebrate Harvest this year. All tutor groups produced a bumper hamper of groceries that will be distributed to those in need. The year group decided that this year’s harvest contributions should be given to a Food Bank in order to support their work […]

Students Help Those in Need


Castell Alun student Matthew. 11, is making a name for himself in the golfing world. Matthew, a member of Clays Golf Club in Wrexham, competed in a 3 day golf camp held in July at Macdonald Portal Golf Club, Tarporley, and scored the highest number of points on his skills test and was awarded 1st place. Matthew went on to […]

Golfer Gets 1st Place


Lower school students at Castell Alun High were under starter’s orders in order to do their bit to support their school. The event is just one of the many colourful high points of a term of fund-raising and all monies are disbursed via the school council, a body which represents children of all ages at the school. Asst. Headteacher, Mr […]

Lower School Fun Run 2014



Year 7 students from Castell Alun High School have dug deep into their pockets in order to celebrate Harvest this year. All tutor groups produced a bumper hamper of groceries that will be distributed to those in need. The year group decided that this year’s harvest contributions should be given to a Food Bank in order to support their work […]

Students Help Those in Need


Castell Alun is winding back the clock many millions of years. The school has set up a unique club which sees students from years 7, 8 and 9 learn about all forms of pre-historic beasts. Each week, students have the opportunity to handle real dinosaur bones and a variety of fossils, learn about the discipline of palaeontology, play games and […]

Dino Club Returns


Students from Castell Alun entered the Young Writers national competition – ‘A Twist in the Tale’ and have achieved success by having their stories published. Brianna, Caitlyn, Hannah and Shannon had their stories selected from the thousands of entries which the competition received. Entrants were required to re-write a traditional fairy tale and add a modern twist in no more […]

Budding Writers



David, 16, cannot stop winning in his discipline of Kayaking. David, a sixth form student at Castell Alun High School competed in another International Kayaking Event held in Belgium on the 13th and 14th September and came away with an incredible haul of 2 gold and 2 silver medals. A large number of top international paddlers formed the field and […]

Kayaking Success


During the summer term, Airbus invited four Castell Alun physics students , along with others from schools in the area to attend Farnborough Airshow as guests. Farnborough is an annual airshow –one of the biggest in Europe- where the aircraft industry shows off its latest aviation technology and products to interest potential buyers and show the general public some of […]

Farnborough Airshow 2014


: Roald Dahl Birthday Celebrations
To celebrate Roald Dahl’s birthday, Year 7 students took part in a Roald Dahl themed quiz to test their knowledge on one of the nation’s favourite writers. The winning teams from each tutor group were rewarded with their very own golden ticket treasure hunt. The lucky students who found golden tickets didn’t receive a visit to the chocolate factory (much […]

Roald Dahl Birthday Celebrations



GV Davies
Members of the family of a fallen First World soldier will feature in a film to mark the centenary of the First World War in the Parish of Hope. Castell Alun High School students Teleri Williams and Harvey Ellis are both descended for the family of Gunner George Vincent Davies who died as a result of a gas attack at […]

Family to Remember Fallen Hero


Returning the strength of performance which has defined the school for many years now, 75% of all students at Castell Alun gained the national benchmark of five A* – C GCSE grades, including higher grade passes in English, Maths and Science. Furthermore, 88% of the entire Castell Alun cohort claimed at least 5 higher grade passes. 47 students achieved five […]

Hard Work Pays Off


We Will Rock You (Soon)
Castell Alun High School has been overwhelmed with the skill and talent witnessed during the audition process for their forthcoming musical production, ‘School Will Rock You’. The musical uses the music of Freddy Mercury and his rock band, Queen, to tell the story of Galileo and Scaramouche, a young couple on a quest to bring back rock and roll. Students have been […]

School Will Rock You (Soon)   Recently updated !



St. David's Day 2014
The entire population of Castell Alun High School adorned themselves in green, white and red for charity. All students paid to have the privilege of wearing anything in the colours of the Welsh Dragon in order to mark St. David’s Day in a way that would benefit others.red clothing on Friday in order to support the vital work of the […]

St. David’s Day 2014   Recently updated !


Airbus EESW Challenge 2014
Two of our Year 10 teams were triumphant in the Airbus EESW Challenge recently and Castell Alun won two of the four trophies available for all Flintshire Schools! As a result of the efforts of our teams, we now have further work to do as a school in ensuring that we use energy more efficiently. Dryer packaged. And hair who […]

Airbus EESW Challenge 2014


World Cup 2014 Logo
by Sue Mitchell To tie in with the World Cup, Years 7 and 8 can enter a word search competition based on the game Boggle. Students have to make as many words as possible out of the word ” goalkeeper”. Entries can be posted in the box in the library and a prize winner will be picked at random next […]

World Cup 2014 Competition   Recently updated !



Budding Chefs
Castell Alun High School students Angel Hughes, Year 10 from Llay, Adam Bakewell, Year 8 from Penymynydd, Adam Morris, Year 8 from Rossett, and Mabli Haf Williams, Year 7 from Caergwle (Primary Category ) have all won a place in the ‘Come and Cook Live Recipe Design Competition’ at the Mold Food Festival. Each student had to design their own […]

Budding Chefs   Recently updated !


Global Citizenship Day 2014
Global citizenship Days for Year 8 and 9 were a success. Students took part in different workshops around the school, such as Maths around the world, the French speaking world and Dances from different cultures. The journalism workshop on fair play and foul, provided students with an opportunity to produce the front page of a newspaper on the winners and […]

Global Citizenship Day 2014


Snow Day Logo
by Paula Williams The Sports Hall was bursting at the seams for our Year 11 Achievement Ceremony held on the last day before half term with over 400 students and their supporters in attendance.  Mr Askar Sheibani, Managing Director of the Comtek Group provided the audience with an inspiring and thought-provoking insight into his journey to lead a successful local […]

Year 11 Achievement Ceremony   Recently updated !



Year 13 Achievement Ceremony 2014
by Paula Williams A fantastic afternoon was had by Year 13 students, their group tutors, and families and school governors as we said a fond farewell to the oldest students in school, as they now go on to ‘life after Castell Alun’ and the next chapter of their lives.  The Guest Speaker at this year’s Ceremony was Professor Helen James, […]

Year 13 Achievement Ceremony


Games Club
by Paula Williams Last week saw the launch of Castell Alun Games Club… And what a success it was! Games Club is held in the School Library during Friday lunchtime and is open to students in Years 7-9, although other years are very welcome to come along and help. It is an opportunity to play some of the nation’s favourite […]

Let the Games Begin!


Library
The Library has a fantastic selection of new titles which have just arrived in time to be taken out over the summer We start with…Three titles by the ever popular, award winning author and Youtube blogger John Green including The Fault in our Stars – which follows the relationship between two extraordinary teenagers who meet and fall in love at a […]

Library Update – July 2014   Recently updated !



Fun Run 2014
Sixth Form students turned out in style once again in order to do their bit to support Sport Relief and Sixth Form funds. All participants completed the one mile fancy dress fun run, although some considerably faster than others. An overall sum of £500 was raised, which, when coupled with other events held, means that we have been able to […]

Fancy Dress Fun Run


Ski Trip 2014
The Unofficial Diary of a School Ski Trip 2014   Friday 21st February to Saturday 22nd February A clear, crisp morning at Castell Alun High School and 43 students and 6 staff board the coach ready for the ski adventure ahead. The 27- hour journey to Amade in Austria was indeed gruelling but not without its highlights. Mr Swale was […]

Ski Trip 2014


Astronomy Experiment
On Friday 21st March (the Spring Equinox), budding Astronomy GCSE students from Castell Alun took part in a recreation of a famous experiment first performed by ancient Greek mathematician Eratosthenes, who was the first person to accurately determine the circumference of the Earth way back in 240 BC. The experiment is very simple – the length of a shadow cast […]

Astronomy Experiment   Recently updated !



Glan LLyn 2014
On Monday the 3rd of March, 2014, 40 year nine students travelled to Glan-llyn in Bala for a day of outdoor activities, while our spoken Welsh. In the morning we split into two groups, with one doing raft building and the other canoeing, and after an hour we swapped. Diane it some lack. Problem should hair. When brush nice tadalafil […]

Glan Llyn Visit


Year 9 Skills Day 2014
by Paula Williams The first week back after half term kicked off to a great start as Year 9 spent a very productive two days improving their ‘Essential Skills’. Activities included projects aimed at developing business skills, improving students’ financial management, presentation design, research skills, digital capability and persuasive writing. Students worked extremely well independently and in teams and thoroughly […]

Year 9 Skills Day


In one of the best years on record nearly half of all grades awarded were at A or A* including the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Qualification. With a wonderful overall entry pass of 99.5% students were in high spirits as they collected their grades on Thursday morning. Furthermore, over two-thirds of all entries achieved A*, A or B grades at Advanced […]

Bursting with Pride



World Book Day 2014
We celebrated World Book Day in a number of ways this year. Year 7 enjoyed a stimulating, competitive quiz and a large number of students demonstrated extensive knowledge of various literary themes. Members of staff also read chapters of their favourite books to different classes in the Lower School.

World Book Day 2014


Investigating Energy
Year 9 classes have recently been using various resources to explore heat and insulation. Many of them were most creative in their constructions. Solar power was considered. As a school we now boast a number of solar panels on our Sports Hall roof and are already saving energy as a result.

Investigating Energy