Screen Shot 2017-05-09 at 12.07.07End of Year Arrangements
From Monday 5th June (after half term), Yr 11 students need to attend all of their lessons until they have sat the exam in that subject and finished their coursework.  After they have sat all the exams in the subject, they do not have to attend those lessons and are free to leave site if the lessons fall during the school day.

Yr 11 students must sign in & out at Student Reception when leaving/returning to site.

If students wish to remain on site, they need to go to the room on their timetable.  This allows us to provide a quiet, supervised space for revision and prevent disruption to any other lessons at this time. Students should not be in any other areas of the school and need to respect the lessons that are taking place at this time. Please encourage your child to be organised and plan their days effectively…..




Dear Parent / Carer

You will be aware that following our inspection in 2014, the school has been placed in an improvement category with Estyn. They visited us in June 2016 and stated that although progress was being made in all of our key recommendations, we were to remain in a support category for another year.

I wanted to make you aware that Estyn have notified us they are going to conduct their next monitoring visit on 20th – 22nd June 2017.

The staff at St Julian’s have been working incredibly hard over the past year to address the key recommendations – in particular with improving teaching and learning. You will hopefully have seen and heard of the positive impact of such work through conversations with your children about their experiences in the classroom and by looking at their books.

The net result of all our work was our best ever set of outcomes at English, Maths and Level 2 inclusive in 2016.

The 20th – 22nd June will now be an opportunity for the Governing Body and school to share ourwork and progress with the team from Estyn.

I will of course keep you updated with their findings.

Thank you for your continued support.


On Monday June 5, 400 Newport schoolchildren attended a Digital Literacy Day at the University of South Wales (USW).

Year 6 and 7 students from St Julian’s High School, St Julian’s Primary and Glan Usk Primary travelled to USW’s Newport City campus to learn about internet safety.

The students attended presentations on; Digital Responsibility, Protecting Yourself Online, Online Behaviour and Cyber Bullying (provided by the NSPCC), and Licensing (provided by the Intellectual Property Office). They then broke into groups to work on a project entitled ‘Internet Friend or Foe’, with the instruction to produce a source of advice for their peer group to stay safe online. They will continue to work on this project in school, and the best piece will be selected for a prize.

This event was a collaboration between the schools, the First Campus partnership at USW and the University’s School of Computing and Maths.

Liz Bailey, First Campus Coordinator said “It was fantastic to give so many young people a taster of what is on offer right on their doorstep. This was a fun and informative event, highlighting the importance of on-line safety, as well as aiding the transition from Year 6 to Year 7. I hope that we have managed to sow the seed about opportunities in higher education and I look forward to working with these young people again in the future.”

The day gave the staff and pupils an opportunity to see what USW has to offer and demonstrated how accessible the region’s education providers are.

Eric Llewellyn, Associate Head of Computing and Mathematics at USW said, “As Digital Literacy, Computer Science and Cyber Security are becoming key areas within the curriculum, and generally in our daily lives, we are looking forward to supporting schools to ensure that they are at the forefront of these initiatives. If just one child is safer online after the event today we would happily count this as a massive success.”

Jacqui Rowe, St Julian’s School, agreed that the children benefitted from the event in many ways.

“’Running a project involving this many students was always going to be a challenge but seeing their faces as they walked into lecture theatres and were introduced to a world of learning beyond their own school made it all worthwhile. When asked what their favourite part of the day was, one of our students responded that he loved visiting the University as ‘it showed me what my future could be’. This one comment summed up the event for all involved perfectly.”


St Julian’s School work in partnership with the IPO as part of the Business Class initiative.

Under the Business in the Community initiative, we were lucky enough to have a number of IPO employees, give up their time to help improve our school environment.  They turned up on mass and got to work.  They provided much needed help in painting and decorating both the interior and exterior of the school building.

Thank you so much to the IPO and their staff for their support on the day. Diolch