Rydal Penrhos School


The school oversees more than 30 sports taught as part of the curriculum or as extracurricular activities. We view PE and games as integral to a young person’s physical and mental well-being and our expectations are for pupils to support their teams in school time and at weekends.

The campus houses a wealth of facilities for traditional school sports including rugby, hockey, cricket, netball and tennis as well as a heated indoor swimming pool, squash and badminton courts, sports hall and fitness suite. We also have a short game area for golf and play the game of Eton Fives at one of the school’s four Fives courts. Find out more about Fives at Rydal Penrhos

We have an athletics track nearby and the local area, with its hills and woodland, is ideal for cross country running.

Being ideally placed between the sea and the mountains, we strive to make the most of our location in the activities we offer. The school is an RYA accredited sailing centre with our own seafront boat park, and all pupils are taught to sail from Year 3. Thanks to our close proximity to the sea, we are one of very few schools to teach sailing as part of the school curriculum.

Skiing is a popular sport among pupils. We are 15 minutes from an outdoor dry ski slope with beautiful views of the sea and the nearby mountains, and pupils often participate in trips to the indoor skiing facilities in Manchester.

For further details on our outdoor activity provision, please consult the Activities page

Site information

Rydal Penrhos School
Pwllycrochan Avenue
Colwyn Bay
LL29 7BT

Tel: +44 (0)1492 530 155 (Senior)
Tel: +44 (0)1492 530 381 (Prep)
Fax: +44 (0)1492 531 872

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