New block by ChristmasThe work continues apace and on time on our new teaching block - open in Jan 2017! A visit by Council Leader Cllr Ali Thomas OBE was another chance for some pupils to see the building close at hand. Mwy / More

Year 13 FarwellYear 13 Farewell Ceremony - we wish then well in their forthcoming examinations - work hard and reap the rewards! Mwy / More

UK & Wales Youth AthleticsUK Youth athletic call-ups for Hannah Brier and Rhodri Williams as well as Welsh representation for Joe Brier. Huge congratulations to three students who have worked incredibly hard. Ardderchog! Mwy / More

HE SuccessExcellent news that Asia Hoile and Trystan Hughes have won a Nuffield Bursary which allows them to complete research at Cardiff and Swansea University over the summer holidays. Congratulations also to Angharad Morgan who has been accepted on Oxford University Summer School. Ardderchog Mwy / More

Farewell!We wish Year 11 well in their GCSE exams and a huge thank you to Ms Kath Jones and her tutors for their support! Mwy / More

Graffiti WallCongratulations to a group of Year 9 boys who succeeded in a Citizenship Challenge in the Welsh Baccalaureate and created a fabulous Graffiti Wall which is now displayed within the school - well done to Henry , Rhys, Elis, Nathan and Ben! Mwy / More

Leeds ConservatoireHuge congratulations to Angharad Morgan on being accepted to study for the BMus Classics at the Leeds Conservatoire - quite a feat ! also to succeed in her Diploma Level Singing - ardderchog yn wir! Mwy / More

School Council and former MP for Neath, Peter HainThe school council has an informal meeting with former Welsh Secretary, and MP for Neath, Peter Hain, recently. Mwy / More

Dafydd Rowlands Memorial AwardThe winner of the Dafydd Rowlands, former Arch Druid of Wales, Award was Tomos Morris from Ysgol Gyfun Gwyr. In second place was Gwydion Llyr from Ystalyfera and third, Lleucu Walters from Bryn Tawe. On the evening we had memorable performances from out talented musicians and a fantastic performance from Mwy / More

Ysgol Gyfun


The school is proud of its tradition, which extends over forty years. During this period we are proud of our former students’ successes in the sporting arena, in the Arts and in a range of vocational domains. Our students’ regular and continued success in external examinations, as well as within a host of extra curricular fields is testament to that excellent tradition.

Further information



Further information


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Gemau a chanlyniadau

Gemau a chanlyniadau

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School Week 1 - 30/06/16

Contact Details

Ysgol Gyfun Ystalyfera,
Glanyrafon Road,
SA9 2JJ.

Tel: 01639 842129
Fax: 01639 845681