English Evening!

The English Department will be holding a ‘What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Do in an Examination’ evening. The evening will be held on Thursday 23rd April in Hall 3 at 6.00 pm. The evening will consist of a step by step guide to answering examination questions, strategies on how to approach the question, how to manage time and advice on what you can do to support your child when revising at home.

We look forward in seeing you there. Any questions see the English Department.

Summer Activity Clubs!

Message from Mr Morgan:

Cricket: Monday and Friday lunchtimes for KS 3 students (boys and girls)

Athletics: Wednesday after school for Years 7 – 10 (boys and girls)

Baseball : Thursday after school for Years 7 – 10 (boys and girls).

5X60 clubs are running as normal.

Any questions see the PE department!

Business Studies

Coursework support sessions (year 10 and 11) every Tuesday and Thursday, 3.30 – 4.30pm, room 311.
Students are also welcome on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday lunchtimes.

Any questions see the business department.

Election fever!

Ed Townsend and Paul Flynn

Ed Townsend and Paul Flynn


Election fever!

Election fever continues at Duffryn High School with Ed Townsend and Paul Flynn coming in to speak to the sixth form. Ed Townsend is the Newport West Liberal Democrat candidate and Paul Flynn is the Newport West Labour candidate. As you can imagine, both had lots to say to the students about their policies but they also had things to say to each other! In many areas Ed and Paul actually agreed with each other which made the talk even more interesting for everyone.

Both candidates provided an informative and energetic question time allowing students to hear the ideas of two parties at the same time. Once again, the students felt they really benefited from their visit which has allowed them to now hear three party members’ ideas for the future, which in turn helps them to make a decision on who will fight the hardest for their future.

A big thank you to Ed and Paul for taking the time to visit us.

Stay tuned for the final installment of election fever……..

Mrs Harries

Year 9 Football reach the city final!

Congratulations to the Year 9 Football team who defeated Caerleon to reach the final of the U14 Newport Schools cup. The final is to be played on Tuesday 21st at Risca FC, 3.30pm KO.

Goal hero for Duffryn was Mason Collins who scored two well executed goals. But it was a fantastic team performance, good luck in the finals lads!

Science and Maths Revision at Pill!

This week Year 10 and 11 can revise for their Science and Maths exams with Mr Geeves, Dr Perkins, Mr Thompson and Mr Temby. The lesson starts at 4.30pm on Wednesday 22nd at Pill Old Library and lasts for an hour. We look forward to seeing you there.
Any questions, see the Maths or Science department.

Election Fever

Nick Webb and sixth form students

Nick Webb and sixth form students

Election fever has arrived at Duffryn High School. Sixth form students spent the previous half term researching, studying, discussing and debating the upcoming general election. They have been looking at the main parties and their policies with the outcome of us holding our own general election this term.

This week sees the candidates for the Newport West five main parties come into school and speak to some of the sixth form students. First out the trap was Nick Webb for the Conservative Party. This meant he had the opportunity to speak to the students without them having any knowledge of other party policies.

Nick did a great job providing an informative and interesting question time. He answered all the questioned posed to him and the students felt they really benefitted from his visit. A big thank you to Nick for visiting us.

Stay tuned for the other candidate’s question time later in the week……..

Mrs Harries

Year 12 Variety Performance!

As a treat for the Summer Term, Year 12 Performing Arts will be putting on a light evening of song and dance, this Wednesday 15th April between 6pm-8pm.


Entry is £1 on the door and this includes some light refreshments. All proceeds will go to The British Heart Foundation as part of the Year 12 PA charity focus.


All are welcome to attend and it is guaranteed to be an enjoyable evening.

English Revision at Pill!

This week Year 11 and 10 can revise for their English Literature and Language exams with Miss Bishop, Miss Palmizi and Miss Rogers. The lesson starts at 4.30pm on Wednesday15th at Pill Old Library and lasts for an hour. We look forward to seeing you there. Any questions, see the English department.