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FAQs

Listed below are a variety of questions frequently asked by parents. Should your query not be addressed either here or elsewhere on this website then please do not hesitate to contact the school on +44 (0)1492 593243 or via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • Who do I contact about my child's absence?

    In the event that your child cannot attend school, please call us (preferably before 9:00am) on 01492 593243, press 1 at the prompt and state clearly: the name of your child, his or her Form group, and the reason for non-attendance.
  • Who do I contact about my child's progress and homework?

    The school has a highly effective reporting system for academic progress but should you wish to discuss this further, please contact your child's Head of House: Ms J Hughes for Crafnant (green), Mrs Pritchard for Dulyn (yellow), Mr Wilkinson for Hiraethlyn (blue), and Mrs R Hughes for Llugwy (red).
  • Who do I contact about my child's behaviour or welfare?

    Should you have any concerns about your child's behaviour or welfare in school, please contact his or her Guidance Mentor. Your child's Guidance Mentor depends on their House: Ms Royle for Cranfant (green), Mrs Rowlands for Dulyn (yellow), Mrs Edwards for Hiraethylyn (blue) and Mrs Wigzell for Llugwy (red).
  • What is the school uniform?

    Full details of the school uniform for Years 7 to 11 and the school uniform for the Sixth Form can be found on our school uniform page.
  • What is the PE kit?

    Full details of the P.E. kit can be found on our school uniform page .
  • What do I do if my child does not have his/her full uniform?

    It is the policy of the school that all pupils should wear school uniform. However, should exceptional circumstance dictate that your child is unable to wear the correct uniform then a note should be provided and/or a call made to the appropriate member of the school's Pastoral Team. Your child's Guidance Mentor depends on their House: Ms Royle for Cranfant (green), Mrs Rowlands for Dulyn (yellow), Mrs Edwards for Hiraethylyn (blue) and Mrs Wigzell for Llugwy (red).
  • What are the hours of the school day?

    A total of 25 hours weekly is spent teaching during Years 7 - 11. These hours include the time spent on religious education but exclude the statutory daily act of collective worship, registration and breaks.

    Normal TimetableExtended Registration
    08:45 Tutor Period 08:45 Tutor Period/PSHE
    09:05 Lesson 1 09:35 Lesson 1
    10:05 Lesson 2 10:25 Lesson 2
    11:05 Break 11:15 Break
    11:20 Lesson 3 11:30 Lesson 3
    12:20 Lunch 12:20 Lunch
    13:10 Lesson 4 13:10 Lesson 4
    14:10 Lesson 5 14:10 Lesson 5
    15:10 End of school day 15:10 End of school day
  • What are the Term dates?

    Details of events and important dates can be found by consulting the school calendar.
  • How do I know what visits and trips are coming up?

    Full information about forthcoming events can found on the school calendar.
  • How do I know when Parents’ Evenings are taking place?

    There is a page on this website dedicated to parents' events.
  • How do I know when plays and musicals are taking place?

    Please check the school calendar for information about plays, musicals and other events of interest.
  • Who is my child’s Guidance Mentor?

    Your child's Guidance Mentor depends on their House: Mrs Yale for Cranfant (green), Mrs Rowlands for Dulyn (yellow), Mrs Edwards for Hiraethylyn (blue) and Mrs Wigzell for Llugwy (red).
  • Who is my child’s Head of House?

    The Heads of the four Ysgol Aberconwy Houses are as follows:
    • Ms J. Hughes for Crafnant (green)
    • Mrs M. Pritchard for Dulyn (yellow)
    • Mr A. Wilkinson for Hiraethlyn (blue)
    • Mrs R. Hughes for Llugwy (red)
    Further information is available on the House System page.
  • Who is my child’s Head of Subject?

    Subject Heads are as follows:
    SubjectHead of Department
    MATHS:  Mr C Kitchen
    SCIENCE:  Mrs G. Cohen
    ICT:  Mr S. Barnett
    ENGLISH:  Miss J. Clayton
    WELSH:  Mrs S. Williams
    MFL:  Miss J. McAllister
    ART:  Mrs F Nigogosian
    D&T:  Mr T. Dennis
    P.E.:  Mr R.Jones
    MUSIC:  Mr A. Umpleby
    GEOGRAPHY:  Mr J. Sadler
    HISTORY:  Miss L. Northcott
    R.E.:  Mrs J Lancaster-Jones
    BUSINESS STUDIES:  Mr G. Forster
    GOVERNMENT & POLITICS:  Mr A. Hesketh
    PSYCHOLOGY:  Mrs L. Sewell
  • Who is my child’s Form tutor?

  • How do I make an appointment to see the Head Teacher?

    Should you need to make an appointment to see the Headteacher, then please contact our reception on 01492 593243, where the necessary arrangements can be made.
  • How do I make an appointment to see a member of staff?

    Should you need to make an appointment to see a member of the school's staff, then please contact our reception on 01492 593243, where the necessary arrangements can be made.
  • How do I contact a Governor of the school?

    Members of the school's Governing Body can be contacted by first contacting Ms Jones, Clerk to the Governors.
  • How do I join the PTA or Parents' Working Group?

    There is a thriving Ysgol Aberconwy Parent-Teacher Association which all parents are welcome to join. Should you wish to register your interest in either the Parent-Teacher Association and/or the Parents' Working Group then please contact our reception and ask to speak to Mrs Bradshaw, one of the Deputy Headteachers.
  • Who do I contact about school transport?

    Forms to apply for transportation to and from school are available from the school reception. Enquiries regarding transport can be made by calling Mr B. Saxby, the School Transport officer at Conwy County Borough Council, on 01492 575595.
  • What do I do if my child has lost their bus pass?

    Should your child lose their bus pass, please contact the appropriate member of the school's Pastoral Team. Your child's Guidance Mentor depends on the House he or she is in; they are as follows: Mrs Yale for Crafnant (green), Mrs Rowlands for Dulyn (yellow), Mrs Edwards for Hiraethlyn (blue) and Mrs Wigzell for Llugwy (red).
  • Who do I contact about claiming free meals and uniform allowance?

    Forms to claim for free school meals and/or the uniform allowance are available from the school reception. Enquiries regarding this can be made by calling Benefits Customer Services at Conwy County Borough Council on 01492 576491.
  • What do I do if we are planning a family holiday in term time?

    Parents should not take annual holidays which do not coincide with school holidays. The importance of coursework in the GCSE examinations means that it is most unwise for pupils in Years 10 and 11 to miss school, even for family holidays. In exceptional circumstances, however, holiday forms can be obtained from the school; these should be completed and returned in advance.
  • Who should I speak to about an incident at the school?

    Should you need to speak to someone about an incident in school, then please contact our reception on 01492 593243, where you will be directed to the relevant member of staff.
  • Who do I inform of a serious incident at home or in the community?

    For school-related matters that occur at home or in the community, please contact the appropriate member of the school's Pastoral Team. Your child's Guidance Mentor depends on the House he or she is in; they are as follows: Ms Royle for Crafnant (green), Mrs Rowlands for Dulyn (yellow), Mrs Edwards for Hiraethlyn (blue) and Mrs Wigzell for Llugwy (red).
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