Niamh and Lara represent pupil individuality
May 20, 2021

Niamh Cook and Lara Pyves’ choices after Sixth Form reflect Rydal Penrhos’ ability to cater to every individual.

Rydal Penrhos embraces the individuality of every pupil. Small class sizes enable teaching staff to build special relationships with pupils across all age groups, create specific goals, monitor them consistently and provide a more personal touch throughout their time at the school that has a considerable impact on whatever they go on to do next.

This is no more evident than with Year 13 pupils who are in their final few weeks of school life before embarking on the next stage of their respective journeys. Sixth Form is an exciting time for any pupil with more freedom and responsibility, with Rydal Penrhos there to assist every step of the way with expert support, weekly UCAS lessons and last year’s Classroom to Campus online seminars, which proved highly useful for the 2020 cohort.

A rich and proud history of exceptional examination results is just a small part of what a Sixth Form education at Rydal Penrhos provides. What is equally as important for us is that each departing pupil is fully ready for the challenges that lie ahead and possess all the necessary experience and life skills that enable them to hit the ground running either in higher education or the working world.

Two prime examples of this from the class of 2021 are Niamh Cook and Lara Pyves, who are heading down different paths once their studies at Rydal Penrhos come to a conclusion.

Niamh Cook

Niamh is one of our pupils that has benefitted enormously from an all-through education at Rydal Penrhos. Her school journey began in Reception class back in 2005 and it wasn’t long before her musical ability and talent came to the fore.

Recognised and nurtured by teaching staff at school, Niamh’s love of and talent for Music has become her natural choice to pursue at university. Niamh has received an offer from her First-choice university, the University of Bangor to study Music (BA Hons) following a successful application process for this highly competitive course.

The Sixth Former is not only studying Art, English and Music at A Level, but she is in the final stages ahead of possibly attaining Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music Diplomas in both Piano and Clarinet. This is a level above the prestigious Grade 8 and would represent an astonishing achievement if successful.

Lara Pyves

Lara joined Rydal Penrhos at the start of Sixth Form in Year 12 and settled into school life superbly, contributing significantly to netball and hockey teams before fixtures were abruptly halted due to COVID-19 health concerns.

She is studying Art, English and History at A Level and has decided to accept an exciting opportunity in the southern hemisphere after being offered a GAP year placement with Letz Live in New Zealand.

It will involve a placement at a boarding school in New Zealand after Lara impressed considerably during the application and interview process. This is sure to be an incredible experience and something she can then take with her into university in her chosen field.


Anyone wishing to enquire about Rydal Penrhos School can do so by calling 01492 530155, email admissions@rydalpenrhos.com or register your interest online here: https://rydalpenrhos.com/admissions/apply-now.

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