School Exchange to FranceYear 9 and 10 spent a week in France from March 13th-17th. They were participating in a keep fit project, partly funded by the Lefèvre Trust. The pupils met with their penpals, spent time at school and participated in a variety of fitness and healthy eating activities. A fantastic experience for all! Mwy / More

British Semi FinalistsYear 8 Rugby League team stepped forward once again in the Schools British Championships beating Castleford Academy 32-22 in a home Quarterfinal Mwy / More

Racing to the top!Congratulations to the School Formula One Team on gaining notable wins again this year. They were awarded first place for their presentation and came 2nd for the fastest car and the overall Championship in the Regional Finals of the competition - great news! Mwy / More

HogferaStrange magic descended on Ystalywarts on World Book Day and Harry's companions and enemies were seen around the corridors on Platform 9 3/4 ...! Mwy / More

Representing GBLewis Hemmings Yr7 is selected to represent GB in Kick-Boxing Championship in Croatia. Luke is a fantastic young talent within the sport! Mwy / More

Building work begins!The construction (& demolition) work for the South Campus has begun in earnest. Pupils from Castell-nedd, Rhosafan and Tyle'rYnn visited the site to see for themselves and meet the contractor, Bouygues UK. Mwy / More

Ystalyfera in Chaicago!Great performances of Chicago by the pupils of Ystalyfera at the Gwyn Hall. Our sincere thanks to the cast, musicians and staff who supported the production magnificently! Mwy / More

Ospreys Cup ChampionsCongratulations to the Yr 11 Rugby team on beating Brynteg Comprehensive in the final of the Ospreys Cup. An impressive performance under the captaincy of Declan Thomas - gwych iawn! Mwy / More

Eisteddfod Chair 2016/17The winner of this year 's Eisteddfod Chair was Nia Havard in an impressive competition- well done 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.

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Ysgol Gyfun Ystalyfera,
Glanyrafon Road,
SA9 2JJ.

Tel: 01639 842129
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