Headteacher’s Welcome

Welcome!

We are delighted that you are considering Myddelton College for your child’s schooling; we aim to provide a unique blend of 21st Century Learning and the best of British education in the heart of the Welsh countryside. Our prospectus will tell you more about our special qualities and offer you an insight into what makes Myddelton College ‘more than just an education’.

My title, Headteacher and not Headmaster, is important, because I do still teach lessons. I still teach lessons because teaching is the best job in the world. I get to teach the artists, engineers, musicians, politicians, authors and leaders of tomorrow. I am passionate about teaching and I am passionate about education.

- Mark Roberts

At Myddelton College we treat every student as an individual. Every Myddeltonian has their own strengths and unique story to tell and it is our job to build and develop these qualities so that they shine through. While we place high value and great emphasis on academic success, we also take a holistic view toward education and we value the arts, the outdoors and sporting ability just as highly.

We have built our school around the ‘Three Pillars of Myddelton’ these are the three areas in which we believe every Myddeltonian should excel. Resilience, Scholarship and Fellowship.

Resilience. Our students are taught to never give up. We teach them the ability to cope with setbacks and learn from them. We develop a mindset of no excuses and of never being defeated.

Scholarship. We want our students to love learning and to be passionate about it. We do not allow them to be nervous of academic rigour, we celebrate it and indeed expect to see it in every single lesson

Fellowship. We place great emphasis on our supportive community and in a young person with an internationalist outlook. We teach our students that the biggest impact you can have on another person’s life is simply by being nice to them. We live this value every day at Myddelton College.

As head I have been involved in education for almost 15 years and in that time, I have worked in schools all around the UK. I have worked at outstanding state and independent schools across North Wales, I have given lectures to trainee teachers at Cambridge University, I have taught in struggling schools in Essex and I’ve been a part of the setup of a new inner city school, teaching students in one of the toughest parts of London.

My title, Headteacher and not Headmaster, is important, because I do still teach lessons. I still teach lessons because teaching is the best job in the world. I get to teach the artists, engineers, musicians, politicians, authors and leaders of tomorrow. I am passionate about teaching and I am passionate about education.

And what have I learned from my many experiences in education to date?
I have learned that education in its current format is failing. Indeed, that is one of the reasons that we established Myddelton College. We are doing things very differently here. Through our use of 21st Century technology and skills in every lesson, to our ground-breaking Learning Through The Outdoors programme, we have stripped away some of the shackles that prevent so many schools from delivering a curriculum that is truly suited to the modern age.

I invite you to read through our prospectus and then to arrange a visit so that you can chat with our students, witness the technology, explore our remarkable campus and see for yourself just what a special place Myddelton College is.

If you have any questions or would like to arrange a visit please get in touch with our admissions team.  I personally look forward to welcoming you to Myddelton College and presenting to you our remarkable campus.

Yours Sincerely,

Mark Roberts
Myddelton College Headteacher

2 Comments

  1. Ingrid Unsworth

    Fantastic to see this beautiful school back in meaningful educational use,
    I would like to wish you all a long and successful future ahead, I look forward to seeing your progress and offer you my support and promotion,
    Kindest regards
    Ex- Howellian Ingrid Mason

  2. Alex Thomson

    Very pleased to hear about your plans for a new boarding school and look forward to working with you on this exciting development.

    Alex Thomson, Deputy Director, The Boarding Schools’ Association

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