Digital Learning

At St Illtyd’s Catholic High School we are determined to utilize modern technology to improve pupil’s digital skills to prepare them for the world in the 21st Century.

We encourage the use of digital technology in school and at home. Every pupil has their own email account through Microsoft Office 365 which allows them to download the full office suite through the Welsh Government Hwb.

In addition we use Google Classroom to provide personalised differentiated tasks for each pupil in each class. Pupils are expected to complete home learning tasks on the Google G-suite platform and submit for teacher feedback through Google Classroom.

To access Google Classroom directly click here

To access the Welsh Government Hwb click here

If you have any problems accessing the sites above or require your password resetting please contact

Although you are not allowed to use your phone or tablet in school, many of the software we use in school can be accessed on them when you are at home.

Did you know you can install the Google Classroom app on your phone or tablet to get notifications of homework?

Download at the following links

Did you know you can have your school email on your phone or tablet?

Download at the following links

Any problems with these please email

Additional Learning Needs

Our Additional Learning Needs department is led by Mrs D Jenkins, who is the Assistant Headteacher for Inclusion.

Mrs Jenkins leads a team that includes our two ALNCos and a team of 9 Teaching Assistants. They provide a range of support within class, through withdrawals and specific intervention groups in order to assist our students and address their individual needs.

In KS3 we have our Learning To Learn provision run by our Additional Learning Needs department. This is designed for a small number of pupils who may need additional support with emotional development, resilience and processing skills. the aim of these sessions is to ensure that our pupils develop the skills needed to thrive in a mainstream classroom. These classes are usually no more than 10 pupils and are taught by the ALNCo. These sessions are for one hour per week. Pupils will still attend the majority of their lessons with their peers and delivered by subject specialists.

In Key Stage 4 the department offers specialist Level 2 qualifications, such as Asdan.

ALN Regional Information for CYP Parents and Carers

Cardiff ALN Guide for Parents – Download HERE

Additional Needs Guidance – Download HERE 

Parents Guide to the ALN Process – Download HERE

A guide to a Person Centred Meeting for Parents – Download – HERE

Advice & Guidance from Cardiff Council

Should you like further information on this provision, please contact our Assistant Headteacher for Inclusion, Mrs D Jenkins.




Year 9 Options

Making the right choice of courses at Key Stage 4 is very important because it may affect a pupil’s progression after Year 11 and possibly their future career opportunities. Option choices will also determine the number, type and grade of qualifications a pupil will achieve as well as their enjoyment of Years 10 and 11. Therefore, the decision making involved in the options process deserves careful consideration of the information, advice and guidance provided by the school.

Mr P Moriarty (Deputy Headteacher) Miss A Briscombe (Head of Year 9)