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Our school has a rich history and an exciting future.

As you will see we have some great facilities. We also have a dedicated and hardworking staff whose aim is for every pupil in their care to grow and become all that they can be (Read more)

WELCOME TO

St Illtyd’s
Catholic High School


Our school has a rich history and an exciting future.

As you will see we have some great facilities. We also have a dedicated and hardworking staff whose aim is for every pupil in their care to grow and become all that they can be (Read more)

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Great podcast session this afternoon with Y11 Illtydian Youth. As one group recorded a session with Raihan, the other began editing their latest podcast with Stacy. Thank you as always to @SVPElyBridge for your skills and guidance! Can't wait for you to hear it 🎙

Our Y7 & Y8 Chaplaincy groups had great fun in their meetings this week. Students mixed together some ash and oil to see what a priest may do for an Ash Wednesday service. They achieved some very neat crosses ✝️ 👏.

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Chaplaincy

Our Chaplaincy

The appointment of our school chaplain Victoria Wonnacott is an exciting opportunity to help our pupils and staff to develop their relationship with Christ and each other. The new Chapel has been very busy with Class Services with Fr Brian, Collective Worship, SVP conference, Youth Action Group meetings, Charity donations for the Turkey-Syria appeal and primary school visits.
The development of the Jesuit Pupil Profile is at the core of everything we do in the Chapel.

Our Chaplaincy

The appointment of our school chaplain Victoria Wonnacott is an exciting opportunity to help our pupils and staff to develop their relationship with Christ and each other. This term has been really busy with services in our new chapel, a focus on Ash Wednesday, charity donations for Ukraine and the further development of the Jesuit Pupil Profile.

Liturgical display during Lent

Collective Worship with St Albans Primary School

St Albans pupils joined us in our School Chapel for a collective worship with group Unity of our YAG. The older students read the Gospel and reflected upon its message, they then helped St Albans to make mosaic crosses as part of the Lenten craft.

School Chapel Services

The winter term saw the beginning of class services for pupils in our School Chapel with Father Brian. The Year 7 classes were eager to join in with readings and prayers with each volunteer reading beautifully. The students grew in confidence with their readings and fully engaged with Father Brian.


Youth Action Group

Lenten Challenge

St Illtyd’s staff and pupils are taking on the challenge of walking 200km as a school during Lent to raise money for CAFOD. They will be covering the distance during PE Lessons as well as other activities during school time.

Please sponsor us by following the link to our school fundraising page. https://cafod.enthuse.com/pf/victoria-wonnacott

The Big Lent Walk

We are taking on the Big Lent Walk! 200km in 40 days throughout Lent. Staff and Pupils willl be working with the PE department for The Big Walk by tracking any walks/runs completed in PE lessons or ou

Year 7 Youth Action Group

January saw the launch of the Youth Action Group for year 7, we had an incredible turnout where 55 pupils showed up to the initial welcome meeting. The 55 students were broken down into 4 groups, each group assigning a President and Vice President. The Youth Action Group (YAG) focuses on 3 key elements; SEE, THINK and DO, turning their concern into action. The group will focus on our school community, the local community, global community and our primary schools. This coming term will see us focus on working with our primary schools in collective worship, workshops and charity work. They will be building up a relationship with the St Vincent De Paul Centre to encourage the already budding partnership the school has with them.

Group 2 of our Youth Action Group – Unity
President: Mason-Lee   Vice President: Hunnie

Year 10 Youth Action Group

Our current year 10 Youth Action Group has been incredibly busy since it formulated back in 2022. They have attended the SVP Community Engagement day where they met and collaborated with other Catholic High Schools in South Wales, it was at this event the group started to build a good relationship with the leaders of the SVP Centre in Ely Bridge. The group ran a successful Candy Cane fundraiser during Advent to raise funds for supplies for two charity workshops filling bags with essentials for the homeless and gift bags for the residents of Quarry Hall Care Home. They have collaborated a number of times with the SVP Centre who invited them to a Christmas Food Hamper workshop where they, along with volunteers from Holy Family Church, filled over 100 trays with food and handwritten Christmas cards for vulnerable families in Cardiff.

This term the year 10 group will be fundraising for the Turkey-Syria CAFOD Appeal by holding a Hunger Lunch in the school hall on 21st March.

Logo Winner from the winter term logo competition

Group 4 of our Youth Action Group – The Guardian Angels

President: Rafia , Vice President: Logan


St Illtyd’s Pupil Profile

St Illtyd’s has adopted the ‘Jesuit Pupil Profile.’ The Profile is a response to the question: ‘What kind of person would you really like to be?’ (Pope Benedict – St Mary’s University, Twickenham. 17th September 2010) The St Illtyd’s Pupil Profile offers a vision of what it is to be a good person and supports the moral and spiritual development of our pupils and staff.

Our pupils have been competing to design the logos for each pair of virtues


The Chapel

We are delighted to be able to announce that our chapel has had a renovation and is back in use as the main focus of regular worship in the school. The chapel has been decorated and certain religious aspects have been added to the decor. We have acquired a beautiful set of Stations of the Cross that have been painted in the style of the Liberation Theology movement and were inspired by St Oscar Romero. Liberation Theology is a religious movement especially among Roman Catholic clergy in Latin America that combines political philosophy usually with a theology of salvation as liberation from injustice. We have chosen this style of Stations as a constant reminder of our mission as Catholics to combat injustice in all its forms and to spread Christ’s message of love in our words and actions. Our altar has been adorned with a tapestry of the Last Supper to remind us of the sacrificial nature of the faith. Christ’s sacrifice on the cross is an example to us all that we will be called to put others first at times in our lives and that this can be a difficult decision for us to make. We have recently been entrusted with a statue of Our Lady of Fatima. The statue stands proudly on our altar as a reminder of the important role Mary plays in the story of our salvation as the Mother of God. In time we hope to take the statue to our feeder primary schools and involve the younger pupils of our community in collaborative acts of worship.

The Chapel has already seen plenty of activity in the last few weeks. All pupils in Year 7, 8 and 9 have taken part in a service. The service focused on the meaning of the Epiphany, the visit of the Magi (or wise men) to the infant Jesus, and the gifts they brought to him. Our focus was on the gifts that we have and how we can use them to serve God. This term we will focus on the Stations of the Cross and what Jesus’ journey to Calvary means for us in the modern day. Staff have taken advantage of the Chapel by having a weekly prayer reflection on a Friday morning. The focus of these reflections varies from week to week and can be personal to the member of staff leading it or on a wider religious aspect.