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Welcome to Stanwell School's website.

Stanwell School is a popular 11-18 co-educational school with approximately 1900 pupils on roll in Years 7-13 with a thriving sixth form. The school uses an active discipline system where good behaviour is rewarded and students have clear boundaries. As a result of this, relationships between staff and pupils are a great strength and assist in the learning process.

We are a fully comprehensive school which provides a safe and stimulating environment, ensuring that students achieve their potential.

As an 11-18 school we are able to provide students with the continuity throughout school key stages, which assists in the development of the young person. The majority of students choose to remain in Stanwell School for their post-16 education where they are comfortable in the knowledge that they will receive high quality teaching to assist in their learning development.


Croeso i Wefan Ysgol Stanwell/Welcome to Stanwell School’s Website

Mae Ysgol Stanwell yn ysgol 11-18 gydaddysgol boblogaidd gyda tua 1900 o ddisgyblion ar y gofrestr ym Mlynyddoedd 7-13 gyda chweched dosbarth llewyrchus. Mae'r ysgol yn defnyddio system disgyblaeth weithredol lle mae ymddygiad da yn cael ei wobrwyo a gosodir ffiniau clir i’r disgyblion. O ganlyniad i hyn, mae'r berthynas rhwng staff a disgyblion yn gryfder mawr ac yn cynorthwyo y broses ddysgu.

Ysgol Gyfun ydyn ni sy'n darparu amgylchedd diogel ac ysgogol, gan sicrhau bod myfyrwyr yn cyflawni eu potensial.

Fel ysgol 11-18 rydym yn gallu rhoi i fyfyrwyr y parhad ar draws cyfnodau allweddol yr ysgol, sy'n cynorthwyo datblygiad y person ifanc. Mae'r rhan fwyaf o fyfyrwyr yn dewis aros yn Ysgol Stanwell ar gyfer eu haddysg ôl-16 lle maent yn gyfforddus yn y wybodaeth y byddant yn derbyn addysgu o ansawdd uchel i gynorthwyo  eu datblygiad dysgu.






Stanwell Scene - What's been happening at Stanwell? (see below)

Beth sydd wedi bod yn digwydd yn Stanwell? (Gweler isod)

Casting of Junior Production

Hundreds of young hopefuls flocked to audition in front of Mr Sullivan and Ms Lomas for a part in our summer production of ‘Sweeney Todd’. The ensemble cast and orchestra will total around 180 pupils and will be a suitably spectacular affair so congratulations to all those who were recalled for a chorus part. Special congratulations must go to Henry Waddon and Lucia Cavaliere, who have been selected to play the main parts of Sweeney and Mrs Lovett. We look forward to bringing you further news of rehearsals after the Easter holiday.

Year 7 netball

Congratulations to the Year 7 girls’ team who played in the Cardiff and Vale netball county finals held at Talybont on Friday, 4th April.

They had previously played in the qualifying tournament and won; the top four teams from the area played each other in this final tournament.  In the first match they beat Cowbridge and then beat Whitchurch. 

They unfortunately lost against Corpus Christi in the final by two goals!

The girls played an amazing standard of netball and the future for this team looks very promising.

Portrait Artist visit

The Art Department were delighted to welcome Nick Lord, winner of the Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year 2013. He kindly agreed to visit Stanwell to run a creative art workshop for Y12 and 13 Art students.


He conducted a fascinating pigment mixing session and showed his varied portraiture techniques. The students were able to discuss their own work with Nick and ask for personal advice on the content of their exam research. Everyone was keen to hear about his experiences with the personalities he has been commissioned to paint such as; Hilary Mantel, Sophie Dahl, Gavin Henson and Chris Hoy. It was a wonderful visit for the 6th form and a most positive learning experience!

Engineering in Education Scheme Awards

Over the last seven months eight members of year twelve have been participating in this years Engineering in Education Scheme.  

The two teams were linked with RWEn Power and were given 'real-life' engineering problems currently being faced at Aberthaw power station.  

Both teams presented their final solutions at Celtic Manor on April 7th to a number of chartered engineers resulting in Team 'B' being nominated for 'Best Teamwork' and 'Best Overall Performance' for their fully automated chemical dosing system.

Year 11 housepoints trip

The top housepoint-scorers of Year 11 enjoyed a fantastic day out to Thorpe Park on the 9th April.

It was a beautiful sunny day and the students were able to go on all the big name rides such as Stealth, the fastest roller-coaster in Europe and the terrifying Saw.

Engineering careers day for girls

Year 8 girls all participated in a day of workshops designed to encourage girls into careers in engineering and construction.

Congratulations to Phoebe Skelton, Sarah Pascoe and Anna Bunford-Davies who won prizes as the winners of the planning task.

'The Big Talent School'

On Tuesday 8th April, students from the Year 9 and 10 GCSE Performing Arts classes attended a workshop delivered by Shelley Norton, a past pupil of Stanwell School and director of 'The Big Talent School'.

The session involved students performing scenes from Ben Elton's hit musical 'We will rock you' as well as singing two numbers from the show.

The standard of the final performances was very impressive, incorporating very creative ideas for staging as well as polished vocals and acting. Feedback from both of the classes has indicated that they enjoyed the day immensely, well done to all involved!

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Year 10 have been busy in Berlin visiting Checkpoint Charlie and Sachsenhausen.